SI for All

Help Us Stop the Chop!

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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.

FEATURED NEWS & EVENTS

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Record-Breaking Election Raises Hopes for Maritime Forest

Voters sent an overwhelming message on election night: booting two incumbents who voted to push through a controversial Maritime Forest mediation. Now a new council may have the chance to save the forest from destruction.

Maritime Forest Serves as Habitat and Protector

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.

In the News

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!

Council Sneaks a Revised Cutting Plan Through with Little Public Input

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.

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..