Final Public Engagement Session for new Berkeley County Greenbelt Program

April 17, 2024
Seeking input on protecting land and improving outdoor recreation

Berkeley County will host one final public engagement session on its new Greenbelt Program. Community members will have the opportunity to share ideas on what land should be protected in Berkeley County and how to improve access to outdoor recreation.

The meeting will be 6-7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, April 18 at the Berkeley County Administration Building (Assembly Room), located at 1003 Hwy. 52 in Moncks Corner.

Berkeley County held four prior public engagement sessions in March and earlier this month at Timberland, Philip Simmons, Goose Creek, and Cane Bay high schools.

Berkeley County is working with several stakeholders on this initiative, including Trust for Public Land, Lord Berkeley Conservation, Lowcountry Land Trust, Studio Main, and Tom O’Rourke Parks and Recreation.

In November 2022, Berkeley County residents voted, through a referendum, to continue the County’s One Cent Sales Tax Program another seven years. For the first time since the program’s inception in 2008, funding will also be used for Greenbelt Preservation projects. A majority of One Cent Sales Tax Program funds goes to help fund roadway, transportation, and infrastructure-related projects.

At its meeting on February 26, 2024, County Council voted to create the Berkeley County Conservation and Greenbelt Advisory Commission to provide recommendations on these projects. Learn more about the commission HERE.