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Celebrating the Quick Return to Normal

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We wanted to take a few minutes to celebrate the fast return to normal island life after hurricane Matthew.  The storm passed through on Saturday, the island re-opened to those with their own boats Sunday evening, and both ferries were back in service by Wednesday.  Although this wasn’t a category 4 hurricane when it hit, […]

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Counting Blessings and Coming Home

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We have had a chance to get back to the island for a quick look, and we are so grateful for the fact that Hurricane Matthew came in at low tide. Damage on Dewees appears to be slight compared to some of our neighbors to both the north and the south.  For a hurricane that made […]

Hurricane Matthew: staying connected from afar

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Residents and owners of Dewees are scattered to the winds at the moment, and most are glued to their screens in some way to see what’s happening on the island. It’s not just the weather channel that gives us a chance to stay in touch. There was already a facebook owners group discussion to find […]

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Second tropical storm in two weeks rolls on, leaving gorgeous views

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Julia and Hermine are (almost) distant memories at this point.  I love the clouds the morning after a storm!  Hermine brought a few gusts and some rain but didn’t interfere with labor day celebrations, and Julia rolled in yesterday with some big downpours and some heavy breezes, but the island is gorgeous this morning.  Tropical […]

Lake Timicau Restoration Project

The Lake Timicau Restoration Project

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Lake Timicau Restoration Project We’re pretty excited about some changes coming for the North end of Dewees Island: The Lake Timicau Restoration project. After several years of studying the hydrology of Lake Timicau, searching for better ways to provide habitat for migrating at risk birds and provide water flow through the Impoundment, we are seeing our […]

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Swallow-tail Kite

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Swallow-tailed kite courtesy of Pam Ford I saw a swallow-tailed kite on Dewees! This is a new bird (for me) on the island, and I might have frightened the real estate clients who were in my cart, because I shrieked, pulled off the road, and jumped out of the cart while jumping up and down. […]

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July 4 2016

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We always look forward to the week surrounding July 4, and this year was no exception.  It’s traditionally the busiest week on the island, and there is a lot going on! At the bottom you’ll find links to more photos and a site where you can print them. We started with Bubber’s annual Beach Run! […]

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Manatees pay July 4 visit to Dewees

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As storm clouds threatened to provide island residents with some natural fireworks last night, a manatee named Goose calmly meandered the creek outside the rice trunk with some friends. Goose, who was rescued from the Cooper River in December, malnourished and struggling to survive in cold water, spent the winter rehabilitating at Sea World in […]

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2016 Loggerhead Turtle Nesting Season off to a Roaring Start

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Current Nests It’s loggerhead turtle nesting season, and here on Dewees we’re on target for a record-breaking turtle season, with our 17th nest discovered and marked this morning near Needlerush walk.  By comparison, last year Dewees had 5 nests for the whole season.  Since we started the turtle protection program in 1999, we’ve seen 217 […]