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Help Save the Hutchinson House

January 10, 2018


The Edisto Island Open Land Trust (EIOLT) has purchased a very important property on the island that includes 9 acres surrounding an important historic house that was at risk of being lost forever.  The property is now protected from any future threat of being developed into a high-density multi-home tract, and the Hutchinson House, which still stands on the site and is one of the oldest intact freedman’s house on Edisto, will be saved.  EIOLT’s acquisition ensures the dilapidated home does not crumble to the ground or become demolished by another landowner unaware of the historical significance of the house. 



See the latest update in the Post and Courier story on the installation of a shelter over the house here! 

Check out a drone video of the house filmed in November!

See the Post and Courier story on the house here.


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Record Turn Out and Funds Raised

July 01, 2014

The 7th Annual Cocktail Party & Live Auction and Tomato Open Golf Tournament were festive, fun and very successful. Competition was fierce for auction items and for the title of Tomato Open Champs.

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ACE Basin News Honors Our 2013 Successes

The summer ACE Basin News features our Ashe Point Farm and Middleton Plantation easements. Read the full article and learn what else is going on around the basin!

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EIOLT Works To Complete Accreditation Renewal

March 04, 2014

After becoming one of the first land trusts in the state to become accredited nearly 5 years ago, we are in the midst of completing our renewal application.

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New Location for Oyster Roast

August 19, 2013

Join us this year at an exciting new location for our Annual Meeting and Oyster Roast!

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Edisto Students Heading to Chicago!

June 10, 2013

Edisto Students Heading to Chicago!

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Ashe Point Farm Preserved

April 17, 2013

124 Acres Preserved!

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EIOLT Hires New Executive Director

April 01, 2013

John Girault has been hired as the new Executive Director at the end of March.

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