CHARLESTON, S.C. – July 26, 2018 – South Carolinians will have expanded outdoor education and recreation opportunities in Williamsburg County thanks to a partnership by the Open Space Institute (OSI), Ducks Unlimited and the Butler Conservation Fund.
The partners collaborated on the acquisition of a 170-acre property along the Black River. The property, formerly known as the Morris Tract, will host an outdoor education initiative for public schools in the region and provide public access along the scenic corridor.
“Protection of this critical parcel will enhance recreation and teach young people about the need to safeguard fragile habitats and waterways, while helping them develop a greater appreciation for outdoor exploration,” said Kim Elliman, OSI’s president and CEO. “This achievement demonstrates the success of conservation partnerships in protecting lands that matter.”