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Horticulture Intern (Part Time Position)

The Kiawah Conservancy seeks candidates for the position of Horticulture Intern. Candidates for this position will be prepared to provide assistance in a variety of roles, with a focus on maintaining the Naturally Kiawah Demonstration Garden and Maritime Forest Reserve and Nature Trail. Through discussion-based learning and practical, hands-on experience, the intern will perform the daily tasks, up-keep, and responsibilities of a public garden and nature trail as well as the coordination of volunteer personnel. Applicants should have a strong communication skills and a working knowledge of South Carolina’s native plants and invasive species of concern.

Please review the requirements and follow the application instructions. No phone calls, please.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 @ 3PM

Come meet Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network (LMMN) Executive Director Lauren Rust and learn how the LMMN is working to protect marine mammals around the Lowcountry through science, education, and conservation. The LMMN provides a variety of educational programs throughout the Charleston area including the Kiawah Island Dolphin Education Program.

This program is sponsored by the Kiawah Conservancy, Town of Kiawah Island, and Kiawah Island Community Association

Photo by Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network

Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 9:30AM - 12:00PM

Join the Kiawah Conservancy and Kiawah Island Nature Program Naturalists on a saltmarsh exploration in the Kiawah River. As the tide falls, we will venture by kayak towards the Kiawah River Bridge to an area we call the Mud Flats. Here, we may see numerous shorebirds feeding or the occasional Bottlenose Dolphin swim by.

No experience is needed. Moderate physical ability required. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. A brief hands-on introduction to kayaking will be given at the beginning of the program. All equipment will be provided. Be prepared to get wet! Wear snug fitting shoes that you don’t mind getting wet and muddy and bring a reusable water bottle, sunscreen, and protective covers for your electronic devices.

This event is currently at capacity. All new registrations will be placed on a wait list and notified via email if a spot becomes available.

This program is sponsored by the Kiawah Conservancy and the Kiawah Island Nature Program

Naturally Kiawah Volume 40

Check your mailboxes! If you're on our mailing list you should have received your copy of Naturally Kiawah Volume 40 by now. If you're not on our list, you can sign up here to receive the next published issue.

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 TravelStorys app and take a tour today! There are eight exciting options to choose from.


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.