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Waties Island

Image Credit: Peter Houlihan

Just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of South Carolina’s North Myrtle Beach lies an unexpected ecological Eden: Waties Island.

A rare landscape of windswept trees and high sand dunes, the property appears like an oasis among the shoulder-to-shoulder beachfront high-rises of the Grand Strand.

Here, OSI was instrumental in protecting a key stretch of the island, a beloved landscape for birders and horseback riders within Horry County and a future state Heritage Trust Reserve.

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