What's New

Monday, October 24, 2016 @ 6:00PM

If you have already purchased a reservation for the Kiawah Conservancy's Legacy Ball Kiawah, thank you so much for your support.

We are pleased to announce that the new date for the Legacy Ball Kiawah is Monday, October 24, 2016.

Due to the date change, please contact Beverly Kline at the Kiawah Conservancy Office (843-768-2029 or beverly@kiawahconservancy.org) to let us know if you will or will not attend on October 24. If you have already purchased a reservation and find that you are not able to join us, we hope you will consider making your paid registration a charitable donation in lieu of your attendance.

Please contact us on or before Wednesday, October 19!

For those that may be able to attend on this new date but have not yet made their reservation, we still have space available! Use the register now link to make your reservation today. Legacy Ball admission is $125 per person. Add a Heads or Tails wristband for just $50 more (one band per person only)!

We are excited about moving forward with this FUNdraising event and look forward to seeing you at the Legacy Ball Kiawah on October 24 at 6:00pm at The Island House on Seabrook Island.

Thank you to our 2016 Legacy Ball Kiawah Presenting Sponsors: Anderson Insurance Associates / AIG


September - October 2016

Join Kiawah Conservancy wildlife biologist, Matt Guillette a Naturally Kiawah Pathways Guided Tour this fall...

Friday, October 14 – The Preserve Walking Tour

Wednesday's this October @ 5:00PM

Join us for three evenings of music this October at the Naturally Kiawah Demonstration Garden in Night Heron Park!

October 19 - Featuring the Hans Schmidt German Band

Reservations are NOT required for this complimentary program! Bring your own seating, flashlight or lantern, libations and an Octoberfest appetizer to share!
* Parking will be available near the Garden

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 3:00PM

Do not miss this exiting symposium on Kiawah's most ancient creature and the alligator research currently underway!

The late Professor Lou Guillette, an endocrinologist at the Medical University of South Carolina and expert on alligator biology, often said “If the environment is safe for alligators, it is safe for us!” In March 2015, Guillette and his team began a multi-year study of the alligators on Kiawah Island. The objective is to assess the health of Kiawah's alligator population and compare that with alligator populations at other locations on the southeastern coast.

The Kiawah Conservancy's newest documentary on Kiawah's Alligators featuring local researchers will be premiered during the symposium and speakers will include Matt Guillette, Theresa Cantu, Thomas Rainwater, and other field biologists associated with the ongoing research. During the wine reception and symposium program artists and photographers will display a variety of artwork featuring this magnificent Kiawah icon.

This Symposium is provided by the Kiawah Conservancy and the Kiawah Island Community Association.

Thank you to our Symposium Presenting Sponsor: Taylor Agency Insurance

Contact The Sandcastle at sandcastle@kica.us or 843-768-3875 to reserve your seat now!

Wednesday's this Fall @ 10:00AM

Are you interested in creating habitat for wildlife in your home’s landscape? If so, these programs are perfect for you. The Kiawah Conservancy is hosting a series of casual information programs in the Naturally Kiawah Demonstration Garden at Night Heron Park this fall and we hope you will join us for one or more of them!

By creating maintained areas of habitat within your yard, you can directly support Kiawah’s wildlife, while complementing Kiawah’s unique natural aesthetics and environs.

Wednesday, November 2 @ 10:00AM – Aaron Given
Join Aaron Given for a garden stroll and birding adventure in the Naturally Kiawah Demonstration Garden and around Night Heron Park. Enjoy a refreshing mimosa, learn more about the relationships between birds and plants, tour the area for avian species, and get your birding questions answered. Aaron is the Assistant Wildlife Biologist for the Town of Kiawah Island and master bird bander. Under his leadership the Kiawah Island Banding Stations are thriving and gaining crucial migration data. 

Light refreshments will be served at each program.  Reservations are NOT REQUIRED for these free educational programs, just meet us in the Naturally Kiawah Demonstration Garden at Night Heron Park!

Submit your entries for the Kiawah Conservancy's first ever Photographic Scavenger Hunt today! Photographer Larry Corio spent many days traversing Kiawah Island searching for places near and dear to all of us. Featured are spots of particular interest in our efforts to preserve and enhance this beautiful place—the mission of the Kiawah Conservancy. The first reader to name the location of the highest number of photos correctly will win an autographed copy of Edisto River: Black Water Crown Jewel.
Submission Deadline extended to October 22!
Email your entries to: editor@kiawahconservancy.org.

Have you seen our newest documentary on the the loggerhead sea turtle? If not, CLICK HERE TO WATCH IT NOW

Watch as the mother turtle emerges from the ocean and makes her way to the dunes to dig her nest and lay her clutch of eggs. Learn about Kiawah's thriving Turtle Patrol and their efforts to preserve this amazing species. See the hatchlings emerge from the nest and make their way to the ocean. Loggerhead sea turtles are one of Kiawah Island’s most iconic and noble species.



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