Types of Greenspace Protected

The Greenbelt Plan defines greenbelts as:

Passive greenspace: Trails, greenways, interpretive parks, and access points for water activities, such as fishing, crabbing, boating, etc.,

Active greenspace: Play fields and parks with low environmental impact,

Lowcountry natural resources: Upland forests, swamps, bogs, brackish and freshwater wetlands, Carolina bays, marsh islands, and cypress, backwater, and saltwater marshes,

Productive landscapes: Lands used for agriculture, silviculture, and mariculture,

Heritage landscapes: Irreplaceable cultural and historical landscapes unique to the County,

Corridors: Scenic roadways, abandoned rail lines, utility corridors, and scenic waterways,

Natural infrastructure: Floodplains, wildlife habitat, riparian zones, and lands critical to clean water,

Reclaimed greenspace: Brownfields, abandoned sites, and other green infill projects.

These greenbelts collectively form a protected living system of landscapes that serve the residents, businesses, visitors, and future generations of Charleston County by preserving and improving the health and quality of life for all.

Cathy L. Ruff, Director
4045 Bridge View Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405

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