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February 20, 2018 @ 3PM

NEW LOCATION: Kiawah Island Town Hall, Council Chambers (4475 Betsy Kerrison Parkway)

Join us for a comprehensive history of sea island cotton in South Carolina as told by Dr. Richard Porcher. The story of sea island cotton, as told by Dr. Porcher, encompasses planting, cultivation, harvesting, ginning, and market preparation, along with the reasons for its demise as an important agricultural and economic force. Dr. Porcher will present descriptions of South Carolina’s cotton plantations, including plantation architecture and biographical information about the owners.

This program is co-sponsored by the Kiawah Conservancy and the Kiawah Island Community Association

2017 was a stellar year for conservation on Kiawah Island! In addition to the four properties preserved though the community vote, the Kiawah Cosnervancy preserved six more properties in 2017: 12 Grey Widgeon Drive, 114 Halona Lane, 118 Halona Lane, 120 Halona Lane, 136 Halona Lane, and 140 Halona Lane.

This brought our new properties preserved total for 2017 to 10 and tripled our conservation footprint! 

The Kiawah Conservancy has now preserved 45 properties totaling 1097 acres and we couldn't have done it without your support!

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 TravelStorysGPS app and take a tour today! There are seven exciting options to choose from.

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November 12, 2017

The Kiawah Conservancy celebrated 20 years of conservation success with over 290 guests at our Annual Legacy Gala on November 12, 2017. The evenings festivities included live and silent auctions, a wine pull, and an exciting games of Heads or Tails led by auctioneer, Tom Crawford. Proceeds from the event support the preservation of Little Rabbit North, a 6.20 acre property located at the entrance to Kiawah Island. Thank you for your generous support!

Naturally Kiawah Volume 38

Check your mailboxes! If you're on our mailing list you should be receiving your copy of Naturally Kiawah Volume 38 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 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?
If not, CLICK HERE TO WATCH IT NOW

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.