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Francis Beidler Forest Cultural Heritage Day honors ‘the spirit of the maroon'
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Francis Beidler Forest Cultural Heritage Day honors ‘the spirit of the maroon'

Hundreds of people visited the Audubon Center and Sanctuary at Francis Beidler Forest on Saturday to learn the history of maroon communities — groups of people who escaped slavery by taking refuge inside swamps, including Four Holes Swamp, during the antebellum period.

Francis Beidler Forest celebrates 50 years
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Francis Beidler Forest celebrates 50 years

This month, Audubon South Carolina and The Nature Conservancy of South Carolina marked the 50th Anniversary of a conservation partnership that helped establish and protect the Francis Beidler Forest in Harleyville.

How S.C. solar energy proposals would benefit consumers — and wildlife
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How S.C. solar energy proposals would benefit consumers — and wildlife

By adopting the SC Energy Freedom act, South Carolina has the opportunity to be at the forefront of our nation’s renewable energy revolution, while creating high-demand jobs, generating millions of dollars in investment, and easing the transition away from emissions-heavy energy production.

$700,000 grant might be game changer for Charleston’s Crab Bank
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$700,000 grant might be game changer for Charleston’s Crab Bank

A federal foundation has granted $700,000 to the effort to save Crab Bank — a jolt of cash organizers sought and needed to pull off a $1.4 million fundraising effort.

Mike Dawson retires from managing Beidler Forest after a 38-year run
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Mike Dawson retires from managing Beidler Forest after a 38-year run

Mike Dawson is retiring after 38 and a half years working at the Francis Beidler Forest near Harleyville. Over the decades his role evolved from naturalist to center director and manager at the National Audubon Society’s 18,000-acre bird and wildlife sanctuary.

To protect our parks and our birds, reauthorize LWCF
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To protect our parks and our birds, reauthorize LWCF

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is the nation's most important conservation program, and it is set to expire this September without action by Congress.

A ray of hope for Crab Bank and coastal birds
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A Ray of Hope for Crab Bank

For more than half a century, Crab Bank in Mt. Pleasant has served as a valuable rookery for shorebirds and seabirds. With the future of this Seabird Sanctuary in peril, Audubon is part of an all-hands effort to save this vital habitat for birds.

South Carolina's nesting shorebirds face increased threat as beach season approaches
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South Carolina's nesting shorebirds face increased threat as beach season approaches

Memorial Day weekend heralds the traditional start of the summer tourism season on beaches along the South Carolina coast, but it also presents perils for some creatures enjoying the sand: shorebirds.

S.C. Should Be Proud of Conservation Bank's Success
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S.C. Should Be Proud of Conservation Bank's Success

From sandy beaches and cypress-tupelo swamps, to longleaf pine savannas and everything in between, South Carolina’s beautiful landscapes attract visitors and businesses from around the world. Protecting and preserving these valuable spaces should be a priority for all citizens in the Palmetto State.

The Law That Protects Our Wild Birds Is Under Dire Threat
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The Law That Protects Our Wild Birds Is Under Dire Threat

The Trump administration and some members of Congress are ready to industries a free pass to kill birds with impunity by gutting the Migratory Bird Treaty Act--the nation’s most effective bird protection law.