Events

Walk on the Edge: a benefit for loggerhead sea turtles

Saturday, July 12, 2014  7:30AM – 2:30PM
Depart from Garris Landing, and return from Bull Island.

I will lead a hike that covers the magnificent beach of Bull Island. We initiated this event last year at the end of August (check out last year’s Something about the Day - what an amazing one!). something07The Bull Island ferry Caretta will transport participants from Garris Landing to the island and back. The walk’s route begins at Price’s Inlet on the south end of the island, heads north along the beach to the Boneyard, and finishes at Bulls Bay on the Northeast Point. Along the way the group will explore barrier island ecology, some of the island’s cultural history, climate change, marine life washed up on the strand, the island as an avian mecca, and especially loggerhead turtle nesting, meeting up with long term Cape Romain turtle program volunteer Jim Hawkins.something02

This walk covers over seven miles. There will be a planned stop for lunch at the Boneyard, and stops at other points of interest, along with opportunities to cool off in the Atlantic Ocean.  This expedition’s duration will be most of a day, and while the pace will be moderate the hike will still require a level of fitness for participants. Each hiker will be expected to carry sufficient water for the day, along with lunch and snack food.  Take a look at the Walking on the Edge path for the hike’s course. The proceeds from this event will benefit the Loggerhead Turtle program in Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge via the Friends of Coastal SC (formerly the SEWEE Association).

For reservation and fee information, visit the Coastal Expeditions page about this hike.

Down the Island and Back Again: a Bull Island Hike

Saturday, March 1, 2014  8:00AM – 4PM
Depart from Garris Landing, and return from Bull Island.

I will lead a hike that covers the entire pristine beach of Bull Island, and travels back along some of the island’s most wildlife-rich impoundments. The Bull Island ferry Island Cat will transport participants from Garris Landing to the island and back. The walk’s route begins at Price’s Inlet on the south end of the island, heads north along the beach to the Boneyard and the Northeast Point, turns and enters the road system along the Jacks Creek impoundment, winds through Alligator Alley, and finishes back at the public dock. This long walk covers over eleven miles. There will be a planned stop for lunch at the Boneyard, and stops at other points of interest. This expedition’s duration will be a full day, and will require a level of fitness for participants.   See map for the path on the island.  The proceeds from this event will benefit the Loggerhead Turtle program in Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge via the SEWEE Association.

For reservation and fee information, visit the Coastal Expeditions page about this hike.

 


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