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.

The public’s interest in our efforts to save the Maritime Forest continues to grow. See the latest. news here. If you have contacts at national news outlets, please. reach. out to us today!

In an almost exact repeat of the troubling October meeting where four councilmembers rushed the original mediation plan through to a vote, the same councilmembers did it again in March with a revised cutting plan that could be worse for the forest.

Ignoring the Town’s own management plan that clearly states the value of the maritime forest as a barrier to storm surge — a group of 4 councilmembers pushed the cutting plan forward.

This investigation by the Post and Courier shows how mass tree removal is creating more flooding in the Charleston area.

The Maritime Forest is more than a century old and a small group of residents wants to cut it down for “better views.”