Events Sponsored by the Sullivan’s Islanders Group:
November, 2010: The South Carolina Center for Birds of Prey provides medical care for injured or orphaned birds of prey (eagles, hawks, owls, falcons, kites, and vultures). Members of the center demonstrated different types of birds, their flight patterns, and how each contribute to our ecosystem balance during a Saturday event at the Town Dump Site which Town Council is currently in the process of putting into Land Trust. ( “the island eye news” Vol. 6, Issue 13). Read it – – islandeyenews.com/?p=2422
Mar, 2010: Roy Williams, well known local resident, historian, and author of “Images of America: Sullivan’s Island”, provided historical information about various residencies around Sullivan’s Island during Trolley Tours of the island. The recent tour expanded on his original tour in 2008. ( See “the island eye news” Vol. 6, Issue 14, Nov 16, 2010 – – – “Trolley tour highlights Sullivan’s Island history”. Read More http://islandeyenews.com/?p=2446
Mar, 2010: Billy McCord, Coastal Ecologist, Naturalist, and Wildlife Biologist for SC Department of Natural Resources, presented an extensive overview of the wonderful flora and fauna of the Accreted Land in a talk at Sullivan’s Island Elementary School. Read More link. (See “the island eye news” Mar 5, 2010 “The ecological treasure of Sullivan’s Island”). http://islandeyenews.com/?p=1348
Jan 2010: Karl Ohlandt, Landscape Ecologist for Spring Island, presented information highlighting the compatibility of the natural environment with adjacent homeowners and the value of our Protected Land Trust Area to our community summarized in “the island eye news” Vol. 5, Issue 19, Jan 22, 2010. A brief summary: Sullivan’s Islanders discuss land management on Spring Island
October 2009: Dave Achey, the Director of Land Management for the Kiawah Island Community Association presented “Best Practices” for land management at the Moultrie Visitors Center. His work on Kiawah provided an example integrating natural environments with adjacent homeowners.
April, 2009: Dr. Richard Porcher, Citadel Professor, led a walk through the Land Trust Area in highlighting the value of the diverse natural habitat that is unique to the successional Maritime Forest in the Land Trust area.
October 2008: Roy William’s first Trolley Tour. Link to Post & Courier article
September 2008: Dana Beach of the Coastal Conservation League delivered a lecture and held a discussion concerning the air quality in Charleston and the barrier islands at the Moultrie Visitor’s Center.
September 2008: Mary Pringle and the Island Turtle Team presented the Loggerhead Turtle Talk and Demonstration.