November Virtual and In-Person Opportunities

Whether you want to venture out or stay in the comfort of your living room, take advantage of these opportunities. In a free lecture, the South Carolina Wildlife Federation talks trash. Also listed is a fascinating documentary about Rantowles Creek, which flows under Highway 17 near Caw Caw Interpretive Center. The creek and the wider area surrounding it are feeling the impacts of development as Charleston continues growing at an unprecedented rate. And of course, the CCPRC folks always have something interesting going on.

All of these opportunities qualify towards your annual 8 hours of Advanced Training. To log your hours, go to the Master Naturalist Online Volunteer Hour Reporting System. Read on for more details and links…

Talking Trash

South Carolina Wildlife Federation Zoom Class

Tuesday, November 16, Noon to 1 PM

Would you like to learn what you can do to help make SC a cleaner, healthier, and safer place for wildlife? Join the SC Aquarium’s Kelly Thorvalson and Congaree Riverkeeper Bill Stangler to learn more about the importance of data collection during litter sweeps, how to get started, and how to get involved in your community!  People and wildlife need a cleaner South Carolina, and a cleaner world.  For more information and to register for this free class, click here.

Rescue Rantowles Creek

MLNL Media Documentary

This hour-long documentary, which premiered in October of 2021, focuses on Rantowles Creek, a beautiful tidal estuary branching off of the Stone River, near West Ashley in Charleston County, SC. This place is world class, not only in its scenic beauty, or in the depth of it’s history, but in its cultural importance to the American story. The people of Rantowles Creek seek to save this landmark place and its great value to the people of this state from the undeniable tide of urban sprawl. They hope to educate viewers on a history and a message that is mirrored across our honored Lowcountry, and to ensure that future generations can understand the spirit of our wetlands

CCPRC December Happenings

Along with our favorite Bird Walks, CCPRC is offering a Twilight Beach Ramble on December 3, where you will stroll the shoreline with a Master Naturalist instructor in search of those that live under the waves, in the sand, and in the skies. Comb the beach for unexpected natural treasures and discuss the dynamics of this ever-changing landscape. At Wannamaker Park, learn the Secrets of the Swamp on December 4. Experience the beauty of a bottomland hardwood forest with a trained naturalist. Beneath the towering cypress trees, uncover some secrets of the plants and animals that inhabit this uniquely southern ecosystem. Click here to register for any CCPRC event: CCRPC Future Events.