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June Program Schedule

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We have a lot of fun things on the June program schedule: You can use the app to register (new version for IOS; android or laptop go here and bookmark) for these and see what’s happening soon: or you can download or print your own version here.   Our official kickoff is tomorrow morning~ please join […]

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Loon Rescue Video

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This week, we had one of my favorite bird rescues ever: because it was so successful and the bird even seemed grateful! Casey Jenkins, one of our hospitality interns was walking the beach with me to look for turtle tracks, and we found a loon far above the waterline.  The bird seemed alert and not […]

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Welcome Summer Interns of 2019

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Summer Interns Arrive Our official summer season kicks off with summer interns arriving on island.  We have five this year, and began training and orientation this week.  We have three different positions all working together.  Our new position is that of a coyote intern.  He will be doing programs and gathering information about coyotes on […]

Restaurant Review

Spend an Afternoon on the Creek at Saltwater Cowboys

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If you’re looking for the perfect lowcountry lunch spot, head on over to Shem Creek to Saltwater Cowboys.  This restaurant is the perfect place to impress out of town friends or hang with the locals. It’s located right on Shem Creek, where boaters, kayakers, and paddleboarders provide an endless parade of entertainment. We were also […]

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My Letter

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I’ve been asked for my letter to DNR and the POA Board.   I am writing as a passionate and committed volunteer for DNR of 16 years; I am permitted by DNR to lead Dewees Island’s turtle team, I was instrumental in applying for Dewees Island’s  WHSRN designation, I drafted the first pass at what became […]

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What’s up with the Rental Kerfuffle?

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I’m getting a lot of calls about this current short term rental discussion, so I thought I’d share as much as I could to give some context and history. This is my personal and professional opinion, and it doesn’t reflect any position of the POA or anyone else, although I have tried to be as […]

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New Dewees Island Ferry Video Now Available to Share with Guests

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As part of the Residential Use group, we looked at revising the map (which we talked about here), and providing guests with videos that prepare them for a visit on Dewees.  One video that needed updating was the 2014 Dewees Island ferry transportation video, which did not have the new schedule.   We are pleased to […]

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Dr. Leslie Sautter’s presentation on our Changing Beach

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Last week at POA weekend, Dr. Leslie Sautter came to Dewees and gave a great presentation on the history of our shoreline, changes to the front beach, and suggestions for ways to address the new inlet into Lake Timicau.  As usual, she was both informative and entertaining.  I tried to add her slides and illustrations […]

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Dewees Island on the Map

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We’ve been focusing on maps a lot lately. Way back in about 2004, we worked with the Environmental committee and some realtors to create a large, foldable map with street addresses, lots, and information about how to live gently on the island.  These, it turns out, are pretty expensive to reproduce.  In addition, some of […]

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Some new Dewees publications: preorder before POA Meeting

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We have two new books available: we’re really excited about them.  They are being printed at Blurb, which is an on-demand printer, so if you want to preorder some to pick up at the POA meeting and save yourself the shipping, shoot us an email with the number of copies you need.   The first […]