Boyd Foundation supports local conservation group

Boyd Foundation supports local conservation group

(Columbia, SC)— The Congaree Land Trust (CLT) has received a generous commitment from the Darnall W. and Susan F. Boyd Foundation, thus enabling CLT to further their conservation mission across the midlands of South Carolina.

Started by Susan F. and the late Darnall W. Boyd in 2010 as a way to give back to the community, the Darnall W. and Susan F. Boyd Foundation has been enriching the lives of people throughout the midlands for many years.

“Darnall Boyd (and his brother William) demonstrated his commitment to conservation in 2001 by partnering with CLT to establish a conservation easement to protect the family’s 1,125 acre property in Richland County known as Rainbow Plantation. It was the largest easement in CLT’s history at that time. Through the ongoing support of the Foundation, Darnall and Susan Boyd’s legacy of conservation will impact our communities for generations to come”, says Land Trust Executive Director, Stuart White.

The Boyd Foundation’s support has allowed the CLT to continue to preserve the natural and scenic heritage of the midlands through the establishment of conservation easements, ensuring our natural resources and way of life will be protected forever. CLT has conserved over 76,000 acres on 160 properties over three decades of operation because of gifts like those given by the Boyd Foundation.

In recognition of their support, CLT’s conference room will be named “The Darnall W. and Susan F. Boyd Conference Room” to commemorate the Foundation’s generosity and the dedication to conservation the Foundation and CLT share.

The naming will be honored by way of a plaque, which will rest in the Land Trust’s new offices in The Kittrell Center at 2711 Middleburg Drive, Columbia, SC.

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About Congaree Land Trust:
The Congaree Land Trust (CLT) was founded in 1992 by seven individuals committed to conserving the natural and scenic lands in central South Carolina. Since CLT’s inception, they have conserved over 76,000 acres, representing 160 individual properties of priority conservation land in 13 counties. Conservation easements help protect the natural areas that fuel our state’s natural resource-based economy and define our way of life. Learn more: www.congareelt.org