PreserveKiawah is a community based organization.

Mission Statement

PreserveKiawah is dedicated to protecting the distinctive, natural habitats of Kiawah Island and surrounding areas, while promoting responsible development and governance in the process. 

About PreserveKiawah

A group of residents who have a shared commitment to preserving what is special and unique about Kiawah Island have been working together informally in an effort to educate ourselves and the community about governance issues on Kiawah Island and the broader implications of development projects in and around Kiawah. We have a collective concern that the scope and pace of recent and planned projects, and the manner in which they have been carried out, threatens our fragile maritime ecosystem, endangers our natural wildlife, and further pressures already stressed infrastructure. 

In June 2022, a new non-profit, PreserveKiawah, was established for the purpose of preserving and protecting what is special and unique about Kiawah Island for generations to come.  We will look to harness the extraordinary range of talents and expertise in the community, which includes many individuals with deep experience in real estate development, land use regulation, municipal planning, and various legal fields, in order to better inform the community about issues of common interest and engage proactively with our governing institutions and other important stakeholders.  In doing so, we hope to be a more effective voice for the community.

Community engagement has never been more important.

Hundreds   Of Community Supporters & Growing!

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

~Margaret Mead

Current Issues

One of the goals of PreserveKiawah is to promote protection of a fragile ecosystem through “designing with nature."

Current issues we are closely tracking and researching include development activity along Beachwalker Drive (The Cape, Timbers and future plans) and at Andell West near FreshFields. There are many other potential developments in the area and there appears to be a renewed effort to develop Captain Sam’s Spit. Much is happening, and we will have more to share with you on this front soon. We are concerned that our facilities and resources are overstressed. Recent development has not followed the dictates of designing with nature.  These are the kinds of issues that PreserveKiawah will flag and attempt to address.

The most dangerous phrase in the language is 'we've always done it this way'.

~Grace Hopper

Learn More or Volunteer Support

To learn more or volunteer support, please  click on the link below to complete our signup form:


Together we seek to preserve and protect our way of life on 

John's Island, Seabrook & Kiawah. 


Thoughtful Analysis - Transparency - Open Communication

Preserve Kiawah, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization to which contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please retain a copy of this for your tax records. We confirm that no goods or services were provided for the above contribution. Please consult your tax professional to ensure proper treatment of your contribution. Preserve Kiawah’s federal taxpayer identification number is 88-2828717.