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August Summer Programs

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We are winding down the last few weeks of summer, but there’s still great stuff to do.  You can print an entire list of August summer programs here.  You can also download the Dewees App, which will have all of these programs in it.  If you want to use the app through a desktop OR […]

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Video of Nesting and Hatching turtles in record setting year!

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The state of South Carolina is experiencing a record breaking sea turtle nesting season, as every beach sets new high records of nests on their beaches. The season started early, with the first loggerhead nest laid in April, and here on Dewees we got our first nest on May 3, found by Carey Sullivan and […]

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July Program Schedule for Dewees Island

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We’ve got a lot going on this summer!  It’s easy to register for programs (none of them cost anything) but it helps the environmental staff plan if you sign up in advance.  July is somehow here already, and we’re headed into the biggest week on the island.  Here is the July Program Schedule. Download the […]

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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 […]