Dorchester County, SC
The Ridgeville tract is a 326-acre property located in Dorchester County, SC. The tract includes both sides of Timothy Creek, a key headwater of Four Holes Swamp, which contains the largest remaining old growth bottomland hardwood forest in North America. Four Holes Swamp sits at the headwaters of the Edisto River, the longest undammed blackwater river in North America and the backup drinking water supply for Charleston. The property sits in the middle of the most threatened portion of a planned “Greenbelt” around the Charleston Metropolitan region. The land was acquired for $1.85 million with plans to recover the investment through wetlands compensatory mitigation from the South Carolina Ports Authority/Wal Mart Distribution Center. Upon completion of mitigation agreement obligations, plans are to transfer title to Dorchester County for public access and recreation, or to a private conservation buyer subject to a conservation easement.