Wednesday, June 27, 2018

2018 I Love Edisto Auction - Edisto Island Open Land Trust

An army of volunteers helps on EIOLT auction night!
Live Auction Item - Nice!!
The Edisto Island Open Land Trust continues to grow each year with a rising tide of programs that benefit the community such as public lectures and young naturalist training. Many members of the land trust are local landowners that have already conserved private properties, but the organization continues to add members and expand their reach. The sold out I Love Edisto party and auction on June 23 is about fundraising efforts that protect both tracts of land and historical structures. Another opportunity to join in the fun and support conservation comes November 11 during the EIOLT annual oyster roast.

EIOLT Director John Girault spoke from the stage to thank the Town of Edisto Beach for their help in securing the Edisto Civic Center. Edisto Mayor Jane Darby is just one of the longtime volunteers for the I Love Edisto auction. “EIOLT works to protect Edisto Island so that future generations can enjoy this beautiful place,” said Darby. “I enjoy working each of their events because I know that I am contributing in some small way to their preservation mission.” This same sentiment resonates with many of the regular EIOLT supporters.

Salt marsh Society Members
Brian and Aleta Riesberg
VIP's Kirby Tupper and Wendy Griffin
A birding trip to a local rookery in ColletonCounty, is the type of item that can only be found at this EIOLT event. A sculpture of an American Oystercatcher by a master woodcarver on the auction drives home the message of habitat protection. A handmade potting bench, shooting lessons, cordless yardwork equipment, and a week’s stay at a mountain cottage are just a few more of the items that drove the bidding up. A focus on the Hutchinson House project provided bidders a chance to fund a safe viewing area. It’s exciting to think about how preserving the past, and protecting precious natural resources, is uniting many voices to join the chorus of conservation at the Edisto Island Open Land Trust.

To view the entire feature article in the newspaper click on Colletonian.

To view a past blog entries about EIOLT click 2018 Coastal Geology Lecture - 2017 Oyster Roast 2017 Lowcountry Landscape Lecture with Richard Porcher - 2017 I Love Edisto Auction2017 Tomato Open - 2016 Oyster Roast - 2014 Oyster Roast 2014 Spring Birding - 2013 Oyster Roast - 2012 ACE Basin Mtg. - 2009 Spring Birding with Patrick McMillan

To view past blog about the Edisto Chamber Business of the Year click on 2017 - 2016

To view past blog entries from 2017 at Edisto click on Holiday Business After Hours - Billfish Tourney - Bingo - Jim Bost Memorial - Shark Tourney

To view past blog entries from 2016 at Edisto click on Serpentarium - Jim Bost Memorial - Dolphin Slam - Cobia Tourney - Spring Shorebird Synergy - Bovine Bones on Beach - Edisto River book 

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