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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Schedule your Lowcountry Giving Day donation now #TOCONSERV everything you love about Kiawah!

This year, your Lowcountry Giving Day donations to the Kiawah Conservancy will be matched up to $10,000 thanks to a generous donor. Make your gift to the Conservancy between now and midnight May 3 and help preserve the natural habitats and wildlife of Kiawah Isalnd for future generations to enjoy. Together we can make a difference!

HOW TO GIVE...
Schedule your Lowcountry Giving Day donation at www.lowcountrygivingday.org
Text TOCONSERV to 33923
Mail your check to the Kiawah Conservancy at 80 Kestrel Court, Kiawah Island, SC 20455 by April 29. Make sure to include Lowcountry Giving Day in the memo line!
Phone in your donation to Beverly Kline at 843-768-2029

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Join us for a stroll in the Naturally Kaiwah Demonstration Garden with Phillip Zellner, Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Director of Landscaping. Phillip will give helpful tips on how to provide habitat friendly landscaping and answer your questions on plants used in the Naturally Kiawah Demonstration Garden. Join him for this Garden stroll and enjoy seeing the newest additions to the Naturally Kiawah Demonstration Garden.

Are you interested in creating habitat for wildlife in your home’s landscape? If so, we have a program just for you. The Kiawah Conservancy will be hosting a series of casual information sessions in the Naturally Kiawah Demonstration Garden at Night Heron Park throughout the spring, summer and fall covering topics like:
* Understory Habitat - what is it and why is it so important for Kiawah’s wildlife.
* Sustaining biodiversity on Kiawah through habitat-friendly landscaping.
* Kiawah’s distinctive barrier island ecology and the value of native plants in the landscape.
* Unique interrelationships between local species.
* The Kiawah Conservancy’s Naturally Kiawah habitat recognition program.

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

Light refreshments will be served.  Reservations are NOT REQUIRED for this free educational program. Just meet us in the Naturally Kiawah Demonstration Garden at Night Heron Park

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 @ 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Join us at Mingo Point for a Sunset Paddle on the Kiawah River. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Kiawah Island, its abundant wildlife and surrounding marshes as we paddle along the Kiawah River. Lifejackets, paddles and kayaks will be provided. Make sure to wear snug fitting shoes that you don't mind getting wet and dirty and bring a waterproof camera, water protection for your electronic devices, and a towel. Space is limited so make your reservations today!

This free program is co-sponsored by the Kiawah Conservancy and Kiawah Island Golf Resort's Nature Program.

Naturally Kiawah Volume 35

Check your mailboxes! If you're on our mailing list you should be receiving your copy of Naturally Kiawah Volume 35 any day now. If you're not on our list, you can sign up here to receive the next published issue and view the current issue online now.

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.

 

Announcing the first in a NEW series of unique audio tours, the Naturally Kiawah Pathways: Central Island tour utilizes Kiawah Island’s existing bicycle path network as a guide to the central portion of the Island. On the tour you will encounter many unique environments, including expanses of tidal salt marsh, maritime forests and freshwater wetlands. Along the way you will have the opportunity to view a variety of wildlife, especially birds, and learn more about Kiawah’s local ecology. Historical information is also presented within the tour, as you will be guided to several locations associated with the Island’s plantation-era days.

As you follow the tour and learn more about Kiawah, please keep in mind that enjoying this pristine environment is not for us alone. Plant and animal life only thrive in a balanced ecosystem. The Kiawah Conservancy works to preserve this delicate balance that provides haven for our native flora, habitat for wildlife and the opportunity for residents and guests to enjoy the natural wonders this special place affords. Download the App for free today at the App Store or Google Play.