SI for All

Help Us Stop the Chop!

Who Destroyed this Section of the Maritime Forest?

What is SI For All?

Our mission is to preserve the incredible gift of the Sullivan’s Island Maritime Forest for the benefit and enjoyment of ALL. Please join us!

What is the Maritime Forest?

Sulllivan’s Island’s beach is growing (accreting) and that’s made it possible for a beautiful, protective, maritime forest to flourish.

Why We Must Stop the Chop!

Climate change is accelerating. The Maritime Forest provides hurricane storm surge protection, resilience and incredible natural beauty.

Three Things You Can Do to Stop the Chop!

The deforestation of Sullivan’s Island is much larger than just an “island” issue. This land was put into a public trust for the benefit and enjoyment of ALL of us — and decisions on how our maritime forest is managed, should not be left in the hands of two private homeowners who want ocean views and breezes. Please Help us Stop the Chop!

Make Your Voice Heard

Together we can let our elected officials and permitting agencies know that destroying the maritime forest isn’t good for anyone. Putting ocean views above nature, wildlife, hurricane storm surge protection and community resilience cannot be allowed.

Sign our Online Petition

Tens of thousands of people have already signed our petition. Add your name and send a unified message that our maritime forest is a an important natural resource that should not be destroyed. Read our petition and then add your name. We appreciate your support!

Please Support Our Cause

The Sullivan’s Island maritime forest is at risk. YOU are the key to saving this natural wonder. Please join our cause today and help us prevent its destruction. Your donations will help us build a strategy to save and protect our forest for future generations to enjoy.

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Town Council Moves to Save Maritime Forest

It was a historic move by the Sullivan's Island Town Council as they voted 5-1 to have an attorney file for a judicial review of the controversial mediation settlement that would allow for mass cutting of the maritime forest.

Who Chopped Down an Entire Section of the Maritime Forest?

Sullivan's Island Police are investigating the destruction of the Maritime Forest near Station 25. Can you help crack the case?

DHEC: Permits Needed for Mass Cutting of Maritime Forest

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) issued a letter to Sullivan’s Island stating that because the “level of tree removal is significant” under the controversial Maritime Forest Lawsuit Settlement, a Major Critical Area Permit from DHEC would be required if the town wishes to pursue the plan.

Legal Expert: Maritime Forest Settlement is "Invalid and Unenforceable"

A former federal judge hired by the Town of Sullivan's Island reviewed the controversial mediation settlement and found it to be "invalid and unenforceable."

Maritime Forest By the Numbers

3,000+

Trees and shrubs at risk of removal or destructive cutting.

190

Acres of land comprise the maritime forest. A true gift from nature that some now want to tear down.

9%

Fewer than 1 out of 10 people will benefit from the “ocean views” that this new cutting plan will promote to the detriment of nature, hurricane storm surge protection and our trees.

100%

All of us, residents, visitors and wildlife are at risk of losing an incredible natural resource that provides critical protection and enjoyment to all..