We know a good thing when we see it. And protecting the beauty of our lands is a top priority for us. To do that, we fund conservancies that are good for both the surrounding community and our property owners. It’s not just about protecting nature—though certainly that’s at the core of our conservancies. (At The Reserve at Lake Keowee, we put over 400 acres in a perpetual conservation easement.) But rather our mission is to enhance the quality of life and sense of community for our residents and visitors.
Creating conservancies was our solution. These not-for-profit organizations are in place at both The Ponds and The Reserve at Lake Keowee, two magnificent properties. At each, they are a thriving resource funded by sales transfer fees (a percentage of all sales is contributed to the conservancies in perpetuity). Through educational programs, on-staff naturalists, social events and environmental stewardship, they help residents understand their community’s natural resources and use them in ways that are good for everyone. These conservancies are unique, sustainable amenities that enhance the quality of life now and for generations to come.