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.

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

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.

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.”

SI Town Council is holding a Special Meeting to discuss the Maritime forest on Wednesday, September 29 at 5pm.

URGENT: Tell town council members to ask for a judicial review of the controversial settlement agreement that is designed to cut down the Sullivan’s Island Maritime Forest.

On May 4, the voters of Sullivan’s Island came out in record-breaking numbers to voice their support for saving the maritime forest and elect a pro-conservation slate of candidates to Town Council. This is an important first step, but more urgent work remains!

It was a record-breaking voter turnout in the May 4 Sullivan’s Island election. The Post and Courier weighs in on what council should do with its new voter mandate.

Voters Say Yes to Transparency: Usher in New. Council

Let’s turn this overwhelming victory into a brighter future for Sullivan’s Island. Let’s unite, support our new council and stay involved.  CLICK HERE to read about the overwhelming victory and why many believe the election is offering. new hope in the fight to save the Maritime Forest from being destroyed.

A high density of trees and vegetation on the island serves to fortify its diffusive effect on the velocity of ocean waves during a storm surge. Thus the trees and shrubs of the Maritime Forest on Sullivan’s Island’s accreted land play an important role in the protection of Mount Pleasant and downtown Charleston, in addition to the protecting the middle and back side of the island itself.