The keepers and teachers of the modern world

With a vast outdoor classroom at our fingertips, the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy team members are ambassadors to each resident and guest, introducing them to this landscape in ways large and small, structured and informal. Tours, classes and workshops, programs, research and field trips are all available to facilitate this environmental learning process.

Conservancy Events

Wednesday Sep 1, 2021

Palmetto Bluff Conservancy September Photo Contest

September 1st – September 30th

September Theme: Fish of the Bluff

The Palmetto Bluff Conservancy hosts a monthly photo contest for residents and guests. We want to see what you’ve seen while enjoying your time at the Bluff! Each month will celebrate a different, Conservancy-related theme. All ages and skill levels are welcome! Photos must be submitted to to participate.

How are the photos judged?

Conservancy educator, Aaron, will review each submission to ensure the photos meet all requirements. Approved entries will be sent to the Conservancy team to be judged in a blind judging.

Prizes: Each month, the 1st place winner will receive a prize from the Conservancy. Our top three participants will also receive raffle tickets (3 tickets for first place, 2 tickets for second place, and 1 ticket for third place) that will go into a pot for the chance to win a pair of Burn Fest tickets. The drawing will occur following the last Brown Bag Lunch of October 2021.


1. Submitting a photo to the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy photo contest gives the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy permission to use the photo for posts, publications, products, and advertising.

2. Each participant may submit one photo per month related to that month’s theme. The photo does not need to be taken within that month.

3. All images must be taken at Palmetto Bluff.

4. All photos must have complete information attached, including subjects, dates, and locations.

5. Animal and plant photographs must be wild; no captive animals or planted specimens.

6. The animal must be alive, and the photo be taken under natural conditions and in an ethical manner that places the welfare of the subject above the photographer’s desire to obtain an image.

Wednesday Sep 22, 2021

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Virtual & In-person Brown Bag Lunch: Freshwater Fisheries of South Carolina

Conservancy Classroom or Zoom

Levi Kaczka is the Region IV Freshwater Fisheries coordinator for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Join us as Levi discusses the projects his team is currently working on and the overall goal of their program’s work. Region IV’s efforts are heavily focused on sport fish management, and we will learn more about these freshwater species, what information SCDNR collects, and how this information influences management decisions.

Walk-ins welcome.

If you would rather attend virtually, click on the following link (or copy and paste into your browser) to watch through zoom webinar:

Join via Zoom

Thursday Sep 23, 2021

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

PBC Birding: River Road Preserve

Meet at Conservancy Classroom

Join Aaron Palmieri, the Conservancy’s Educator, as we look to see what birds are beginning to head south for the winter. We may see some early migrants or winter residents!

Binoculars, closed-toed shoes, and long pants required. Face masks are not required for vaccinated participants.

Max Capacity: 8 people; Reservations required.

RSVP at:

Thursday Sep 23, 2021

2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Meet the Conservancy

Conservancy Classroom or Zoom

Are you new to Palmetto Bluff and wish to learn more about the Conservancy? Join the team for an hour-long info session where we introduce ourselves, discuss our roles in the Conservancy, and answer some of the common questions we receive.

Walk-ins welcome.

If you would rather attend virtually, click on the following link (or copy and paste into your browser) to watch through zoom webinar:

Join via Zoom


This land has been managed for thousands of years. Our goal is to continue those efforts, even in the many conservation areas, nature preserves, interpretive trails, wetlands and predevelopment locations that are rarely visited. We maximize diversity. We protect and, where needed, restore. To make a donation, please click below.