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Be Part of the Challenge!

As we navigate through these unforeseen circumstances, our first priority is to keep our supporters, volunteers, and donors safe. We hope to have our Legacy Gala again in 2021. In the meantime, we are excited for a new and creative ONLINE fundraiser this fall to help support our organization during this difficult time.

We invite you to Be Part of the Challenge this year! The upside of having an online event, is that we will have no direct expense. Therefore, 100% of your gifts will support the Kiawah Conservancy and it's conservation programs.


Rhett's Bluff Nature Area
Join Lee as he explores the Rhett's Bluff Nature Area. This 2.78-acre conservation easement area in the Rhett's Bluff neighborhood contains one of the few freshwater wetlands that can be found on Kiawah Island. Freshwater wetlands provide key habitat for a variety of wildlife species. Visit our YouTube channel and subscribe to the Learning with Lee playlist so you'll receive notification as soon as a new episode is posted.


Kiawah's Bobcats Need Your Help Now!

Bobcats are one of the most unique species on Kiawah Island and catching a glimpse of one is on the bucket list of almost every Kiawah resident and visitor alike. Unfortunately, in recent years, the use of second-generation anticoagulant (SGA) rodenticides has caused an increase in bobcat deaths. Biologist estimate we now have less than 10 bobcats remaining on Kiawah Island. 

What are we doing to help save our bobcats? The Town of Kiawah Isalnd and the Kiawah Conservancy have requested a temporary, one-year prohibition on SGA use on Kiawah Island. This request is currently being evaluated and decision is anticipated sometime between August 6-10, 2020.

How can you help in this effort? We need your help now to ensure this prohibition request is approved. Click learn more below to see how you can help support this effort. We also need all Kiawah property owners to take the pledge to stop using SGAs on their property and become a Bobcat Guardian today. Visit www.savekiawahbobcats.com to learn more and take the pledge today.


Bobcat Research with Jim Jordan
Join Lee for an interview with Town of Kiawah Island Wildife Biologist Jim Jordan to learn about the threats Kiawah's bobcats face as their numbers continue to decline and what you can do to help preserve and protect this iconic creature. Visit savekiawahbobcats.com how you can help save Kiawah's bobcats!


Naturally Kiawah Pathways Tours

Take a virtual tour of Kiawah Island through our Naturally Kiawah Pathways on the TravelStorys app. Explore and learn about the habitats, wildlife, and history of Kiawah Island from the comfort of your home!


Mimi's Adventures on Kiawah Island

Are you ready for a story? Today we’ll hear a special reading of Mimi’s Adventures on Kiawah Island by the book’s author, Catherine Goodman Farley. Let’s listen in and learn more as Mimi explores Kiawah Island and meets new friends.


You too can explore Kiawah Island like Mimi and her friends. Being aware of your surroundings and respecting nature are lessons that Mimi learned throughout her adventures. Remember, you can observe animals in nature, but you should not interact with them. Never feed them and be sure to keep your distance.

Naturally Kiawah Volume 41

Our newest issue of Naturally Kiawah magazine is available for online viewing now! This issue, themed Kiawah, Naturally, is dedicated the army of dedicated people who help to keep Kiawah the special place it is and has always been. Much of the life that pulses under Kiawah’s beautiful exterior has been there for centuries, and thanks to so many Kiawah keepers, continues to thrive.

If you're on our mailing list you should have received your printed copy of Naturally Kiawah Volume 41 by now. If you're not on our list, you can sign up here to receive the next published issue.

March 2020

The Kiawah Conservancy is excited to be one of three South Carolina organizations to receive a Coastal Resilience Grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Federation (NFWF) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

This grant will support community collaboration efforts on the use of nature-based solutions to address and mitigate barriers to coastal flooding and sea-level rise.

Funds from this grant are restricted to use for the purposes of this grant and cannot be used for general operations or other purposes.

The Mystery and Magic of Bobcats

Have you seen our documentary on Kiawah's bobcats?


Learn about Kiawah's bobcat population, their importance to our unique ecosystem, and research currently underway to preserve and protect these elusive creatures.

This documentary is sponsored by the Kiawah Conservancy with a grant from the Town of Kiawah Island.

Have you seen our newest documentary on the shorebirds of Kiawah? If not, CLICK HERE TO WATCH IT NOW

Learn about Kiawah's shorebirds and Island efforts to preserve and protect these amazing and threatened species.

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.