Monthly Archives: August, 2023

Gullah/Geechee CREATE Marine Debris Art Project

From 2023-2026, we will be working with Gullah/Geechee and Black artists in South Carolina to upcycle marine debris into works of art through the Gullah/Geechee CREATE Program. 

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Gullah/Geechee Cultural Protection Overlay District Supporters File Court Motions

On August 3, 2023 during “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week,” four groups filed independent motions to intervene to defend Beaufort County’s denial of plans for three (3) 6-hole golf courses on St. Helena Island in the appeal initiated by Pine Island Property Holdings, LLC. The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (filed by the South Carolina Environmental Law Project), The Penn Center (represented by Jack Smith of Nelson Mullins), Coastal Conservation League (represented by Ross Appel of McCullough Khan Appel), and individual landowners Leon and Joan Heyward and Robert New are fighting to uphold the Cultural Protection Overlay District zoning law.

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