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Seabird Ecological Assessment Network (SEANET)

Calling All (Former) SEANETers: the Data Portal is back online! The Seabird Ecological Assessment Network (SEANET) was designed to bring together interdisciplinary researchers and members of the public (i.e. citizen scientists) in a long-term collaborative effort to identify and mitigate threats to seabirds along the Atlantic seaboard. Several members of the Master Naturalist community received […]

Junior Naturalist Scholarships

Each year, the CMNA looks forward to supporting environmental education opportunities for Junior Naturalists with our scholarship fund. Through the generosity of CMNA member donations, we have provided needs-based support to several children over the years in the county park’s fall Junior Naturalist series and Beidler Forest’s Swamp Camp. New for 2019, we are expanding […]

Litter Sweeps

It’s addictive. It’s dirty. It happens everywhere, often in broad daylight, and it makes you feel good. I’m talking about picking up trash. Everywhere I look I see litter. It seems to be getting worse here in our beautiful neck of the woods. I don’t think I am seeing things either. It’s a logical conclusion […]

SCDNR Volunteer Opportunities

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Charleston County Parks and Recreation are partnering in Fishing Clinics and need volunteers. Please contact Olivia Y. Bueno [] if interested in sharing your fishing skills with the next generation of anglers. You can become a certified SCDNR fishing instructor.

Caw Caw Training – Tones at Twilight

On Friday, June 14, 2019, from 6:30-8:30 pm, join a Master Naturalist instructor at Caw Caw County Park to figure some of the sounds from the natural world. We will listen for owls, frogs, and other creatures awake during the twilight hours (this will count as 2 hours of advanced training for SC master naturalists). […]

Volunteers needed! Longleaf Planting day at Lisa Matthews Memorial Bay; Tuesday, March 19th

Volunteers needed! Longleaf Planting day at Lisa Matthews Memorial Bay; Tuesday, March 19th Volunteers Needed in Bamberg County (for information about this location click here) Due to a generous donation, SCNPS has 1000 longleaf seedlings to plant at Lisa Matthews Memorial Bay. They will be having a volunteer planting day on Tuesday, March 19th starting […]