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Retreat Coming – Save the Date! September 13-15, 2019

Coastal Master Naturalists Association is hosting a “Fall Into the Low Country” retreat; and you are the first to know! “Fall Into the Low Country” A retreat for South Carolina Master Naturalists on coastal systems Save the Date:  September 13-15, 2019; Friday noon-ish  – Sunday noon-ish Join the Coastal Master Naturalists Association for an experience […]

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 […]

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 […]