"The latest annual report from the South Carolina Conservation Bank illustrates how much good a state operation with just three employees can do. In the past year it facilitated 20 new conservation easements from Boone Hall to Revolutionary War battle sites in the Midlands, mountains and hiking trails in the Upstate and a blackwater swamp along the Edisto River."
"This commitment to finding ways to maximize public benefit for each investment is embodied by the South Carolina Conservation Bank, which has already supported projects of The Liberty Trail at Waxhaws, Camden, Fort Fair Lawn and, most recently, Hanging Rock."
"As Gov. McMaster said in his veto message, South Carolina’s natural resources are a central driver of our economic prosperity. ... And the bank is 'a useful tool for protecting our environment and maintaining our competitiveness.' "
"The Conservation Bank is one of the greatest tools we have for keeping our economy strong while safeguarding our drinking water, protecting our natural resources and preserving our history and heritage." - Rep. Bruce Bannister and Andrew Moore
"We owe it to current and future generations of South Carolinians to protect what makes our state so beautiful and special, and the Conservation Bank is one important way to do that." - Burnie Maybank and Ashley Demosthenes
"It’s a major victory for Lowcountry residents, and for a crucial natural ecosystem that supports hundreds of native plant and animal species. And it wouldn’t have been possible without two absolutely critical public funds — the Charleston County Greenbelt and the South Carolina Conservation Bank — both of which deserve the strongest ongoing support."
"The Tibwin property fits one more protected piece in a natural corridor connecting the forest to the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, another crucial link to allow species enough habitat to move and thrive." - Bo Petersen
"In the summer of 2016, with generous funding support from the South Carolina Conservation Bank and the SC Native Plant Society, Naturaland Trust was able to protect 13 acres of waterway that provides refuge for a stunning population of rocky shoals spider lilies."
"With the help of funding from the South Carolina Conservation Bank, the Culbertsons permanently protected the land with a conservation agreement held by Upstate Forever, ensuring the 108 acres will always remain essentially as they are today." - Vic MacDonald
"The 1,866-acre DDK Management/Hoagland tract is along the Wateree River about halfway between Camden and U.S. 378 in the southern part of the county, according to the Congaree Land Trust and the state Conservation Bank." - Sammy Fretwell
"This has been an exciting time for our land trust and we would not be able to realize these milestones without the partnership of the South Carolina Conservation Bank" - Stuart White
Lowcountry Land Trust - Journal of the Lowcountry Open Land Trust - Winter 2013
"Thanks to some 10,000 individual donors from all corners of the United States and the world, more than twenty local businesses, several large gifts from Charleston institutions and nonprofits, and significant grants from the Charleston County Greenbelt Bank and South Carolina Conservation Bank, a natural preserve will forever surround John’s Island’s Angel Oak."