News and Happenings

Coastal Resilience

Learn with Lee about the steps the Kiawah Community is taking towards coastal resilience. Special thanks to Luca Hernandez, resilience specialist for the Kiawah Island Community Association (KICA), for participating in this Zoom interview.

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Earth Week

The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, and much has changed since that time. What will the future look like? It depends on the choices we make today. Learn with Lee about the history of Earth Day, the history of the Kiawah Conservancy's Earth Day Celebrations, and how you can celebrate Earth Day while staying at home.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.

WATCH LEARNING WITH LEE:  EPISODE III HERE

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.

Sea Turtles

Let's talk turtles, sea turtles that is! Learn about Kiawah Island's Turtle Patrol, what they're doing to help endangered sea turtles and how you can help in episode of Learning with Lee. 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.

WATCH LEARNING WITH LEE:  EPISODE II HERE

Learn how disturbances affect sea turtle survival and what the Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol volunteer program is doing to help Kiawah's sea turtles. This second Learning with Lee episode features and interview with Lynne Sager, Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol permit holder and program coordinator.

Shorebirds

Shorebirds need space too! Learn how you can help in our very first episode of Learning with Lee. 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.

WATCH LEARNING WITH LEE:  EPISODE I HERE

Learn how disturbances affect shorebird survival and what the Kiawah Island Shorebird Stewardship volunteer program is doing to help Kiawah's shorebirds. This first Learning with Lee episode features and interview with Bette Popillo, Kiawah Island Shorebird Stewardship program coordinator.

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.

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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?

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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?
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.