SEWEE Association holds annual meeting

  • Friday, March 21, 2014

The SEWEE Association’s 2014 Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday March 29 at Hasty Point Plantation in Georgetown. This is no ordinary meeting… in fact this year it’s BYOK (bring your own kayak.)

Members, as well as nonmembers, are cordially invited to spend a day exploring the beauty of Hasty Point Plantation and to participate in the 2014 Climate Change Symposium. The day will include guided walks through spectacular longleaf pine forest and time to explore the Pee Dee River from the Hasty Point dock. This is a rare opportunity to explore this unique and beautiful place.

The day will include some dynamic guests coming to share with the group the most current information on the impacts of climate change on the coastal national wildlife refuges and forest as well as coastal communities. This will not be the “same old discussion.” The speakers will do their best to bring the impacts of this daunting issue, and the actions needed to effect change, to a very real and local level. Presenters include: Richard Devoe, executive director S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and Dr. Elizabeth Fly, coastal climate extension specialist S.C. Sea Grant Consortium, Dr. Maria Whitehead, project director for the Nature Conservancy, and Hamilton Davis, director of climate and energy for the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League.

9 to 10:30 a.m.; Birding walks

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Presentations

12:30 p.m.; Luncheon and business meeting,

1:30 p.m.; Panel discussion with our speakers

2:15 to 4:30 p.m.; Kayaking or boat outing with Coastal Expeditions

Pre-registration required by March 24. Space for outings is limited so register early.

For registration information email the group at sewee.association@earthlink.net or call 843-697-7535. $15 members $25 non-members (includes 1 year SEWEE Association membership) Luncheon and outings included.

For 16 years the SEWEE Association has been supporting national forest and wildlife refuges. The group works to engage citizens in stewardship of public lands through volunteerism and advocacy. In addition, environmental education programs provide a unique learning experience to over 14,000 kids along the South Carolina Coast each year. The group continues to support critical wildlife projects, like loggerhead sea turtle and shorebird conservation efforts.

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