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From the SCNPS Grand Strand Chapter: Lewis Ocean Bay Under Threat

Posted on by SCNPS Website Team

Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve (LOBHP) is home to at least 37 rare plant species, including Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) and Raven’s primrose willow (Ludwigia raevnii). Many of these species are fire dependent, meaning they require cycles to help maintain the habitat needed for growth, promoting pollinators and enabling nutrient cycling. 

Construction of a hospital has been proposed across from LOBHP by Conway Medical Center. At such close proximity, the hospital will drastically limit the ability to perform prescribed burns on the property which would imperil the fire dependent plant species.

We are asking you to take action! We encourage you to participate in the #seeLOB campaign by sharing photos and experiences of LOBHP on social media and with local councilmen and CMC. 

To learn more, click HERE.