Located near Charleston, South Carolina, Dewees Island is a unique barrier island community. It is reachable by ferry from the Isle of Palms. There are only 150 homesites, surrounded by hundred of acres of pristine forest, marsh and beach. Each lot is about an acre, but owners can only disturb a small footprint. The houses are nestled in the trees; many have dramatic views of the ocean or marsh. The beach stretches for nearly 3 miles. The entire island is a nature preserve, with abundant fish and wildlife and great birdwatching. Our island Nature Center staff members conduct environmental research and provide programs to help people explore and understand the ecosystems around them.
Dewees is an inter-generational community of lifelong learners, appreciating our precious natural resources and preserving them for the future. Written by the husband and wife team of Reggie and Judy Drew Fairchild, the purpose of this blog is to create a community of people who know all about the island– the warm friendships found there, the environmental mission, day-to-day happenings, and the ecosystems and animals that call the island home. It is not a place for official island communication and does not represent the position of the POA staff or board.
Judy is a certified South Carolina Master Naturalist, educator and avid photographer. She can be reached at Judydrewfairchild@gmail.com.
Reggie Fairchild loves sailing, the great outdoors, and technology. He can be reached at Reggie@flipflopsandpearls.com.