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In November 2022, Berkeley County residents voted, through a referendum, to continue the county’s One-Cent Sales Tax Program for another seven years. For the first time since the program’s inception in 2008, funding of up to $58.7 Million will also be used for Greenbelt Preservation projects. As noted in the ballot language, funding can be used for financing greenbelt initiatives (including but not limited to, purchasing property for conservation, purchasing conservation easements, creating passive greenspace, creating active greenspace, protecting natural resources, protecting agricultural or heritage landscapes, and protecting scenic corridors). Berkeley County and its consulting team seek your guidance on how the County should spend its greenbelt funds and which values should guide project selection.

Public Feedback

Public meetings were held on the following dates for citizens to learn about the planning process and provide feedback in person. Meetings started with a brief presentation from county officials and the consulting team and were followed by interactive public feedback opportunities.

  • Thursday, April 18: Assembly Room of the Berkeley County Administration Building, 1003 Hwy. 52, Moncks Corner
  • Wednesday, April 10: Cane Bay High School Media Room, 1624 State Road, Summerville
  • Tuesday, April 9: Goose Creek High School Auditorium, 1137 Red Bank Road, Goose Creek
  • Thursday. March 28: Philip Simmons High School Media Room, 3080 River Village Dr., Charleston
  • Wednesday, March 27: Timberland High School Auditorium, 1418 Gravel Hill Rd, St. Stephen

If you were unable to attend a public meeting and would like to comment about areas of interest or provide general feedback on the Greenbelt Program you can do so here.

Did you know over 40% of greenspace in Berkeley County is already protected? View the overall county map and the regional sub maps to get an idea of the types and distribution of existing greenspace. These maps should also be useful in helping you recommend locations for specific types of greenspaces in the comment form below.

Select Public Meeting Presentation Slides (Download PowerPoint)

Existing Conditions Maps (Download Map)

Interactive Map (Click Here)

Ordinance (Click Here)

Greenbelt Program Manager

Name: Nick Yoder

Phone: (843) 719 – 5003

Email: nick.yoder@berkeleycountysc.gov

Public Comment Form

Please provide any and all feedback to assist Berkeley County in developing its Greenbelt Preservation Plan. Several key questions are provided below to help guide your feedback, but all comments related to the Greenbelt effort are welcome.