It’s that time of year again: the Barrier Island Ecothon. If you haven’t seen this before, it’s really amazing. Competitors start at the IOP marina, kayak to the south end of Dewees, run to the north end, swim to Capers, run to the north end of Capers, and turn around (if they are racing as a relay, they can switch in another person here) and to the whole thing backwards to the IOP marina again… and then get on a bike and ride it to the southern end of Sullivan’s at Fort Moultrie, returning again to Morgan Creek. Volunteers are needed at both the North and South Ends of Dewees: to spot swimmers, to clock times, to help land and launch kayaks, and to cheer people on. In previous years, we have been some of the only cheerleaders, because the island isn’t exactly easy for spectators to get to. If you think you can volunteer, email Brett Carlson, the organizer, at email@example.com. You don’t have to be an experienced volunteer. Here’s a link to the website. If you are a non-Dewees reader and you want to help, send me a note or comment below, and we’ll try to get you involved.