Kiawah Conservancy

Preserving and protecting the places you love for future generations

Our Mission

We measure, manage, improve, and advocate for the ecological health of Kiawah Island and its environs. 

RSVP Kiawah

Learn how you can help Respect, Support, Volunteer, and Protect Kiawah’s wildlife and natural habitats.

Junior Explorers

Discover, play, and learn about the amazing natural world that surrounds us on this page made just for kids!

Things To Do

Looking for ways to get out and enjoy all that Kiawah’s natural environment has to offer? We’ve got you covered!

We Protect and Improve Ecological Health

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To date, the Kiawah Conservancy has preserved 66 properties and nearly 2,300 acres of pristine natural habitat. That’s the size of about 25% of Kiawah Island!

Upcoming Events

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

News and Blog
Kiawah Conservancy’s Position Statement on Pre-Dawn Construction on or near Kiawah Island’s Beach

Kiawah Conservancy’s Position Statement on Pre-Dawn Construction on or near Kiawah Island’s Beach

May 19, 2022 The Issue and Current Understanding Loggerhead sea turtles are the most prevalent nesting sea turtle found on Kiawah

Planting Rain Gardens In Local Schools

Planting Rain Gardens In Local Schools

This month, we worked with the third-grade classes of Charleston Collegiate Day School to plant three rain gardens on school grounds!

Join Our #GivingMay 25th Anniversary Challenge

Join Our #GivingMay 25th Anniversary Challenge

Be part of our #GivingMay 25th Anniversary Challenge. To celebrate the Kiawah Conservancy’s 25th Anniversary, we are challenging everyone to make

What Makes Kiawah Unique

Kiawah Island is known for its natural beauty and abundant wildlife. The Island supports a diverse mixture of 23 different habitat types including lush maritime forests, expansive salt marshes, and picturesque dunes.

Native plants are the ecological basis for all native wildlife that calls these habitats home. These plants evolved over thousands of years to become especially suited to local environmental conditions and wildlife has adapted to become dependent on them.

Now, Kiawah hosts an amazing 20 species of mammals, over 300 species of resident and migratory birds, 30 species of reptiles, thousands of invertebrates and nearly 70 threatened and endangered species. Learn more about what makes these habitats special.

Strategic Plan 2030

In 1997, the Kiawah Conservancy was founded to preserve the unique balance of nature and development on Kiawah Island and protect the Island’s natural beauty for the enjoyment of future generations.

Since then, the Conservancy has focused on preserving properties, community education, protecting natural habitat, and sharing with the world what a remarkable place Kiawah Island is.

The Conservancy has achieved much success over the years. Now, with decades of knowledge and experience under our belt, we seek to chart a path forward and build on that momentum. Through our 2030 Strategic Plan, we are laying a foundation to guide our growth as we strive to dramatically extend our reach and broaden our impact.

Join us in our efforts to ensure that the natural beauty and ecological health of Kiawah Island is preserved for generations to come.

Read our 2030 Strategic Plan.

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