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

Saturday Jan 1, 2022

Palmetto Bluff Conservancy January Photo Contest

January 1st – January 31st

January Theme: Waterfowl & Wading Birds of the Lowcountry

The Palmetto Bluff Conservancy hosts a monthly photo contest that highlights the flora and fauna of the Lowcountry, and we want to see what you’ve seen! Each month will celebrate a different, Conservancy-related theme. All ages and skill levels are welcome! Photos must be submitted to info@pbconservancy.org 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 2022.

Rules:

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 in the South Carolina Lowcountry.

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.

Tuesday Jan 25, 2022

10 to 11 a.m.

FeederWatch

Conservancy Classroom or Online

Join the Conservancy Educator, Aaron Palmieri, as he monitors the Conservancy bird feeders as part of the Feederwatch citizen science project. Participants will learn how to identify birds that congregate at feeders during the winter, what foods attract different species, and be able to ask Aaron any bird-related questions they may have!

Face masks are required.

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: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a2uNcjrZRISqgzLniCGUJA

Wednesday Jan 26, 2022

10 to 11 a.m.

FeederWatch

Conservancy Classroom or Online

Join the Conservancy Educator, Aaron Palmieri, as he monitors the Conservancy bird feeders as part of the Feederwatch citizen science project. Participants will learn how to identify birds that congregate at feeders during the winter, what foods attract different species, and be able to ask Aaron any bird-related questions they may have!

Face masks are required.

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: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ku3vE1swSQiuCREp1mu9ow

Friday Jan 28, 2022

8 to 10:30 a.m.

Volunteer Day – Land & Wildlife Management

Meet at the Conservancy Classroom

Join Justin Hardy, Conservancy Land & Wildlife Manager, as we work on an array of day-to-day physical tasks required of a Land & Wildlife Manager. This is a great way to earn volunteer hours and to learn more about the responsibilities a land manager must undertake.

Work gloves, closed-toed shoes and long pants required.

Reservations required through: info@pbconservancy.org.

Donate.

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.