Edisto Island National Scenic Byway
"DOT and Charleston County have completed construction of the long-awaited bike and pedestrian paths on both sides of the
Edisto Island National Scenic Byway (Highway 174), beginning where the existing bike paths end at Palmetto Road and
extending all the way to Botany Bay Road. Completion of this project is making bicycling and
walking much safer and more convenient on much of Edisto Island. Motorists are reminded to obey posted speed limits and
to always keep a careful lookout for bicycles, pedestrians, and animals."
Plan to Visit Otter Island?
SC DNR has announced that NO dogs will be allowed on Otter Island
during bird and turtle nesting season. Please do not take your dog there
as they will be monitoring the island and issuing tickets to offenders.
Like to Kayak?
SC DNR has a web with the entire Southeast Coast paddling trail and a wealth
of information. Check it out!
Oysters - Critical to Our Water Quality and Way of Life
Several members of your Board of Directors attended an oyster restoration workshop sponsored by SCDNR at the de Nemours Plantation near Yemassee. The presentation made there is one everyone concerned about water quality and protecting the ACE Basin (and Edisto) should see.
Click Here to View the Presentation
The first year of building the reefs is completed. Roughly .8 of a mile of reefs were built. If you want to help SC DNR is collecting old crab traps. They disable these traps, crush them slightly, then use them as the basis for new oyster beds. You may leave them with Bess Kellett Watson at Botany Bay WMA. Been wondering what to do with an old one you picked out of the marsh when fishing? This is the BEST possible use so bring them in! And thanks.
Steamboat Landing is Now Reopened
With a beautiful aluminum dock for fishing and crabbing.
The improvements were partially funded by SC DNR using funds
generated from fishing license fees.
Nearby zoning fights tend to forshadow our own - click the link below
to view two articles and a letter to the editor in the Post & Courier about
Our neighbors on Johns Island Fight to Remain Rural
We must stay alert and be ready for similar threats...
SCE&G to close 6 coal fired generating plants including 3 near Walterboro
To learn more click here
Meanwhile Santee Cooper will be building a large solar project near Walterboro. Yes, we
are making progress just not fast enough. Living on an island you tend to worry about such things.