News and Happenings

Join us at one of the following Conservation Conversations:

Kiawah Conservancy staff and Trustees will be in attendance during these information sessions to answer your questions regarding the proposed land trade and land conservation opportunity.

Please register your attendance for each session using the links above or contact us at 843-768-2029.

Kiawah Island is a unique place where native landscapes, wildlife and people coexist for the benefit of all, a place where wonderful memories are made. When it comes right down to it, those memories are built on the natural wonders here. ​

The Naturally Kiawah Pathways tour utilizes Kiawah Island’s existing bicycle path network as a guide to the central portion of the Island.  On the tour you will encounter many unique environments, including expanses of tidal salt marsh, maritime forests and freshwater wetlands.  Along the way you will have the opportunity to view a variety of wildlife, especially birds, and learn more about Kiawah’s local ecology.  Historical information is also presented within the tour, as you will be guided to several locations associated with the Island’s plantation-era days.

As you follow the tour and learn more about Kiawah, please keep in mind that enjoying this pristine environment is not for us alone. Plant and animal life only thrive in a balanced ecosystem.  The Kiawah Conservancy works to preserve this delicate balance that provides haven for our native flora, habitat for wildlife and the opportunity for residents and guests to enjoy the natural wonders this special place affords. - See more at: http://travelstorysgps.com/tsg---naturally-kiawah-pathways.html#sthash.oU4HPvf5.dpuf
kiawah conservancy lends their extensive knowledge and careful stewardship of their namesake island to this, the first in a series of unique audio tours - See more at: http://travelstorysgps.com/tsg---naturally-kiawah-pathways.html#sthash.oU4HPvf5.dpuf
kiawah conservancy lends their extensive knowledge and careful stewardship of their namesake island to this, the first in a series of unique audio tours - See more at: http://travelstorysgps.com/tsg---naturally-kiawah-pathways.html#sthash.oU4HPvf5.dpuf
November 12, 2017 @ 6PM

Join us for the Kiawah Conservancy's 20th Anniversary Legacy Gala

Sunday, November 12, 2017
6:00PM
The Sanctuary Hotel
Kiawah Island

Black Tie Optional

Presenting Sponsors: Anderson Insurance Associates and AIG

Featured artwork: Jordan, Kiawah Island, SC, by Mary Whyte
Graphite on paper
The original graphite on paper, by Mary Whyte, will be featured in the Legacy Gala live auction.

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

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

REGISTER NOW FOR SEPTEMBER 6: Mark Elinburg

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

REGISTER NOW FOR OCTOBER 4: Danny Berryman

August 21, 2017 from 1PM - 4PM

Join us at The Sandcastle for a complimentary eclipse viewing event! Watch 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.

RESERVATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED - SPACE IS FULL

October 12, 2017 at 6PM

Take flight with us on October 12, 2017 at the Shorebird Symposium. More information coming soon.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED - SPACE IS LIMITED - RESISTER EARLY

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.

 

Kiawah Island is a unique place where native landscapes, wildlife and people coexist for the benefit of all, a place where wonderful memories are made. When it comes right down to it, those memories are built on the natural wonders here. ​

The Naturally Kiawah Pathways tour utilizes Kiawah Island’s existing bicycle path network as a guide to the central portion of the Island.  On the tour you will encounter many unique environments, including expanses of tidal salt marsh, maritime forests and freshwater wetlands.  Along the way you will have the opportunity to view a variety of wildlife, especially birds, and learn more about Kiawah’s local ecology.  Historical information is also presented within the tour, as you will be guided to several locations associated with the Island’s plantation-era days.

As you follow the tour and learn more about Kiawah, please keep in mind that enjoying this pristine environment is not for us alone. Plant and animal life only thrive in a balanced ecosystem.  The Kiawah Conservancy works to preserve this delicate balance that provides haven for our native flora, habitat for wildlife and the opportunity for residents and guests to enjoy the natural wonders this special place affords. - See more at: http://travelstorysgps.com/tsg---naturally-kiawah-pathways.html#sthash.oU4HPvf5.dpuf
kiawah conservancy lends their extensive knowledge and careful stewardship of their namesake island to this, the first in a series of unique audio tours - See more at: http://travelstorysgps.com/tsg---naturally-kiawah-pathways.html#sthash.oU4HPvf5.dpuf
kiawah conservancy lends their extensive knowledge and careful stewardship of their namesake island to this, the first in a series of unique audio tours - See more at: http://travelstorysgps.com/tsg---naturally-kiawah-pathways.html#sthash.oU4HPvf5.dpuf

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.