Land & Lakes Management
- KICA’s Land and Lakes Management Department maintains the landscaping on 300 acres of KICA’s common property. The landscaping staff, including trained horticulturists, agronomists, and arborists, works year-round keeping the common property healthy, green, and vibrant by continually planting, mowing, trimming, spraying, reforesting and controlling litter.
Along with our marine biologist, they manage 119 lakes and ponds, totaling approximately 350 acres of water surface area and 47 miles of shoreline. Staff visually inspects and monitors water quality and water levels of our lakes on a weekly basis. They monitor the fish populations, provide aquatic plant control, and conduct island-wide mosquito abatement. Mosquito abatement measures also fall under the operation of the Lakes department. This department is also responsible for alligator monitoring and evaluation, in conjunction with the Town of Kiawah Island.
View KICA’s alligator safety flyer.
Land Services: If you would like to report an issue regarding landscaping, such as overgrown areas hindering line of sight for vehicular traffic, debris in the road, etc., if you have a question about KICA’s landscaping guidelines, or if you would like one of our trained irrigation technicians to test your backflow device, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (843)768-2315.
Lakes Services: To report an issue or ask a question about water quality, fishing, crabbing, lake maintenance, or to request mosquito larvicide tablets, contact email@example.com, or (843)768-2315.
Land and Lakes Management Director, Doug Walter firstname.lastname@example.org
Maintenance Office Administrator, Mary-Lynn Buck email@example.com
Major Repairs and Replacements
- KICA’s Major Repairs and Replacements Department maintains the 18 miles of leisure trails, 56 miles of roads including drainage, 25 boardwalks, beach access paths, lighting, docks and signage on Kiawah.
- Services: If you would like to report an issue regarding the leisure trails, roads or boardwalks, if you need a new mailbox or need to have repairs to your mailbox, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (843)768-2315.
Director of Major Repairs, Will Connor email@example.com.
MAINTENANCE STANDARD OPERATION PROCEDURES
- KICA, as well as the Architectural Review Board and the Town of Kiawah Island, has various processes and policies in place to help meet its critical role in being stewards of the environment. Before performing grounds maintenance or view trimming, please contact KICA’s maintenance department to ensure you are working within policy guidelines.