South Fenwick Island Parcel Additions to the ACE Basin Reserve

Recipient: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources – ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve

Project Type: Land Conservation

Recommended Funding Amount: $657,000

Congressional District(s): SC-01

Summary: This investment will support the acquisition of 8.6 acres of rare hummock and coastal habitat on South Fenwick Island, within the Ashepoo-Combahee-Edisto Basin (ACE Basin) National Estuarine Research Reserve. This project will add acreage to an already valuable conservation land holding and will fill an existing gap in conserved land on the island, helping to create a seamless array of protected habitat that also enables the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to better manage its wildlife, cultural resources, and marsh migration corridors.

For more information on the Office for Coastal Management grant program funding this project, please visit the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law webpage.