What's New

August 21, 2017 from 1PM - 4PM

Join us at The Sandcastle for a complimentary eclipse viewing event on August 21! Watch with us as the total solar eclipse passes by Kiawah Island using complimentary eclipse viewing glasses provided by the Kiawah Conservancy.  The eclipse is expected to begin at 1:16pm, with the maximum eclipse at 2:47pm, and end at 4:10pm. We'll be streaming live footage from NASA Television and refreshments will be provided throughout the event.


Monday, August 14 from 11AM - 1PM

Drop in at vineyard vines in Freshfield's Village on Monday, August 14 between 11AM and 1PM for a Shop & Support event.

Enjoy 10% off your purchase while you shop, socialize, and give back to Kiawah. 10% of your purchase will benefit the Kiawah Conservancy.

Make sure to mention you are shopping to benefit the Kiawah Conservancy when you check out.

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 is hosting a series of casual information sessions in the Naturally Kiawah Demonstration Garden at Night Heron Park. Dates, speakers, and topics are as follows:

July 19 @ 10am: Kiawah Island Golf Resort Flowering Bed Specialist, Sharon Brackney, will discuss flowering plants for the benefit of beauty and wildlife

REGISTER NOW FOR JULY 19: Sharon Brackney

August 2 @ 10am: Florist Anne Cothran will discuss plantings in your garden for floral arrangements


September 6 @ 10am: Kiawah Island Golf Resort's Director of Landscaping, Mark Elinburg, will discuss plants that work well in our Kiawah gardens


October 4 @ 10am: Landscaper Danny Berryman will discuss Landscape Design and Implementation


Self-Guided Tours

Discover stories unique to Kiawah as you enjoy our self-guided Naturally Kiawah Pathways tours of the Island's scenic pathways. Download the free TravelStories app and take a tour today!

February 22, 2017

Accreditation Awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission

We are please to announce the Kiawah Conservancy has achieved the national recognition of Land Trust Accreditation – joining a network of only 372 land trusts across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to professional excellence and to maintaining the public’s trust in their work.

“Accreditation demonstrates the Kiawah Conservancy’s commitment to permanent land conservation” said Kevin Cox, Chairman of the Kiawah Conservancy’s Board of Trustees “We are a stronger organization for having gone through the rigorous accreditation program. The lands we preserve will be protected forever, ensuring the natural habitats, wildlife, and beauty of these special places remain for the enjoyment of generations to come.”

As part of the accreditation application, the Kiawah Conservancy had to provide extensive documentation and undergo a comprehensive review by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.  Receiving accreditation signifies the Commission's confidence that the Kiawah Conservancy’s lands will be protected forever.

“It is exciting to recognize the Kiawah Conservancy with this distinction,” said Tammara Van Ryn, executive director of the Commission. “Accredited land trusts are united behind strong ethical standards ensuring the places people love will be conserved forever. Accreditation recognizes that the Kiawah Conservancy has demonstrated sound finances, ethical conduct, responsible governance, and lasting stewardship.”

To read our full press release, go to Accreditation Press Release.

A complete list of accredited land trusts and more information about the process and benefits are detailed at www.landtrustaccreditation.org.
Naturally Kiawah Volume 37

Check your mailboxes! If you're on our mailing list you should be receiving your copy of Naturally Kiawah Volume 37 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 documentary on the American alligator?

Learn about Kiawah's thriving alligator population, their importance to our unique ecosystem, and research currently underway to preserve and protect this modern day dinosaur.

Thank you to our sponsors: Taylor Agency Insurance and Town of Kiawah Island for their generous support.

Have you seen our 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.