This event has been postponed until the fall due to flooding/weather conditions..
Join the South Carolina Wildlife Federation for an outing to one of the iconic ACE Basin destinations, Jehossee Island, part of the Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge.
Trip will include introduction by Refuge Manager, Mark Purcell, sharing the amazing history of the approximately 12,000 acre refuge property. The group will then board small boats for a trip to Jehossee Island. This Island was owned at one time by then governor of South Carolina, William Aiken, and was the largest rice producing plantation in South Carolina.
Access to this property is very limited; this will be unique opportunity to see the beauty and hear the history of this beautiful ACE Basin jewel.
Where: Meet at ACE Basin NWR office located at 8675 Willtown Road, Hollywood, SC 29449. Registered participants will receive specific directions for the class. Need to dress for weather of the day. Bring your lunch, drinks , bug spray and binoculars. Those needing overnight lodging could stay in Beaufort or Walterboro. The Refuge website can be found by clicking here.
When: Wednesday, April 17th
9:00 am until 3:00 pm
Who: This training is open to the public. No prior knowledge is required. Minimum age is 16. For SC Master Naturalists, this event can count as Advanced Training. Lunch will last thirty minutes, so depending on when we finish, this will count for approximately five & a half hours of training.
If you are not a Master Naturalist, just come have fun with us. Participants will also receive contact info of other participants to allow for carpooling to the area.
Other Important Notes:
• If available, bring binoculars.
• Restrooms are available at the Refuge office.
• Participants should bring a bag lunch and water and be prepared for a day in the field.
• We will make every effort to hold the tour, even in a few rain showers. If it looks like a deluge, we'll notify you of rescheduling or cancellation/refunds.
• After registering, you will receive important correspondence via email. If you change your email between now and then, make sure to notify us.
Cost: The cost is $60.00 per person and limited to the first 15 people that register.
Questions? Contact Sara Green through email.
Photos by: Brian Fox, Reggie Daves, and Frank Baker.