Saturday, November 23, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pmJohns Island, South Carolina
Kiawah River at the Farmhouse
3883 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, Johns Island, 29455
We need your help!
Join Coastal Expeditions & local conservation leaders from Audubon South Carolina on Saturday, November 2 to help clean up a critical nesting island, Bird Key Stono Heritage Preserve.
We have teamed up with Coastal Expeditions once again to clean up Bird Key Stono Seabird Sanctuary. Every year when the island opens for public use, we bring a group of volunteers out to do some spring (and fall) cleaning. Be ready to get down in to the wrack and get your hands dirty to remove any plastic or other debris that has washed up on the island throughout the season. Plastic litter like fishing line and balloons that has washed up on the island can entangle and kill nesting seabirds or be swallowed by chicks. The more trash we sweep, the safer next nesting season will be. We will also be collecting data on what we collect.
We’ll meet under the shaded canopy of grand oaks at the Farmhouse at Kiawah River, an island village in the Charleston countryside on Johns Island. From there, Coastal Expeditions guides and Audubon South Carolina bird experts, including Nolan Schillerstrom, will take you on a birding trip down the Kiawah River into the Stono River.
Once we arrive at the rookery island, we’ll work as a team to remove the debris that has collected on Bird Key. Bird Key Stono is one of the most critical bird nesting sites in South Carolina and the window is small to make it as hospitable as possible for the many species of seabirds and shorebirds that nest there.
A portion of the proceeds from this expedition will be donated to Audubon South Carolina to help with future conservation projects in our area.