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Registration IS OPEN!

Click here to REGISTER! “Fall Into the Lowcountry” A retreat for South Carolina Master Naturalists on coastal systems September 13-15, 2019; Friday check in starts at 11:00 am  – Sunday programming through lunch.  Join the Coastal Master Naturalists Association for an experience in the natural areas of the Lowcountry. Hear presentations on coastal ecology from […]

Volunteer for 31st Annual Beach Sweep / River Sweep

Volunteers Needed!! Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is seeking another site-captain for the 31st Beach Sweep/River Sweep!! This event is South Carolina’s largest one-day volunteer waterway cleanup event. Every 3rd Saturday in September since 1988, thousands of South Carolinians clear beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps of aquatic debris. The S.C. Sea Grant […]

SCORE Oyster Reef Build

It’s not every day that a naturalist volunteers to help construct a multi-family housing project on the banks of one of our precious waterways. On April 16th, I had the pleasure of working with several other CMNA members to construct one of the newest residential hotspots in the Charleston area. Our adventure began at the […]

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 […]