Gullah/Geechee and Beaufort’s Comprehensive Plans

Beaufort County and the Town of Bluffton in Beaufort County, SC are in the midst of receiving comments on their comprehensive plan drafts. It is critical that both are made aware of how critical it is to sustain and protect Gullah/Geechee sacred areas including burial grounds and family compounds. Sustaining these critical spaces not only assist with the continuation of Gullah/Geechee culture, but also with the sustainability of the land that Gullah/Geechee families live on and feed themselves from. So, please take the time to join the supporters of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and members of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition by insuring that you get comments to this effect in to Beaufort County by Friday, May 7, 2021 via

There will be two workshops coming up for the “Blueprint Bluffton Comprehensive Plan.” You can register to attend and log your comments during these by going to . The town planners are calling on the community to complete this survey ahead of the May 25, 2021 meeting: Please get your responses in.

Ef hunnuh chillun don hep plan fa we, dem ain gwine mek sho disya place da one wid de Gullah/Geechee. So, crak hunnuh teet bout disya and le um kno wha hafa dey dey fa mek sho Gullah/Geechee stay. We binya and ain gwine nowhey! Git hunnuh comments een today.

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