Protecting the Places You Love

What We Do

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What We Protect

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The mission of the Aiken Land Conservancy is to preserve Aiken’s unique character and natural and historic resources for present and future generations through advocacy and land protection.

Thirty years ago, Harry Shealy and Iris Freeman co-founded the Aiken Land Conservancy to save some of Aiken’s extraordinary green spaces from rapid and unmanaged development on the Southside of Aiken.  Today, ALC is a nationally accredited organization with a diverse portfolio of conservation holdings that also supports important community projects, like protecting the city’s drinking water sources in the Shaws Creek watershed and the urban forest that graces our historic parkways.

ALC is passionate about Aiken.  We believe that progress and conservation go hand in hand. We believe beautiful landscapes, nature, and abundant wildlife enhance our quality of life and support our physical and emotional health.  We believe the natural and historic resources that define Aiken’s unique character are worth preserving for future generations.

Our success is in no small part thanks to you, the community.  Our efforts to protect the things that make Aiken such a special place to live and raise a family would not be possible without your enthusiastic support.

Latest News

Aiken Land Conservancy and the City of Aiken Permanently Protect Shaws Creek Preserve

May 20, 2024

One of the most significant conservation projects in Aiken County history has just crossed the finish line. On May 15th, Aiken Land Conservancy, an accredited land trust, closed on a…

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