We are pleased to announce that we have protected Thornhill Farms...forever. We are very thankful for the funding we received from the Charleston County Greenbelt Program and the South Carolina Conservation Bank.  Thornhill Farms is a beautiful 94-acre piece of farmland just north of McClellanville on Highway 17.
By preserving Thornhill Farms as a working and teaching farm, local farmers will have new opportunities to learn how to make their farms profitable and sustainable. When farms are profitable and farming is valued, it decreases the threat of losing other farms to incompatible development. Read more about this project...
Thornhill Farms

4th Annual RACE & ROAST - Sunday, March 1st 2015

Ticket sales begin Dec 1st!

Planning is underway for another great RACE & ROAST! If you haven't heard, this benefit for East Cooper Land Trust combines a 5K Trail Run through one of our preserved properties, with an Oyster Roast. It's a family-friendly event with activities for all ages. Be sure it's on your 2015 event calendar and make sure you lock in your tickets early! The 5K usually sells out well in advance. $5 off adult ticket prices through January 31st. Get the latest details on the event page.

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Thornhill Farms Preserved Forever


RFP Invitation for Thornhill Farms

We are excited to announce we are in the final stages of acquiring Thornhill Farms in McClellanville and are issuing a Request f…

Upcoming Events

12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The 2015 Race & Roast is scheduled for Sunday, March 1, 2015.


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    Please note the date change for the Clam Bake. Come celebrate with us December 6th! http://t.co/r2OvCIJVsS
  • November 24, 2014
    Thank you to everyone who helped the East Cooper Land Trust save this beautiful farm in McClellanville. Please... http://t.co/ZtgICinDTX
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