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Dewees Island Conservancy & Dewees Island Property Owners – contributing partners to protect restore & enhance diverse wildlife habitats in South Carolina.

Photo by Allen MitchellThe latest scientific research indicates 61% of shorebird populations are declining.
Dewees Island Conservancy and Dewees Island Property Owners Association are contributing partners in the South Carolina Lowcountry Wetlands VI project who recently secured a major NAWCA grant to protect, restore and enhance diverse wildlife habitats in South Carolina. Along with its partners, the role of Dewees Island is to enhance its 250 acre wetland for the benefit of migrating shorebirds. This tract is located in a region labeled as ‘extremely important’ by the South Atlantic Migratory Bird Initiative (SAMBI). This project will help ensure the quality of breeding, migration and wintering habitats available to migratory birds in the south Atlantic Flyway coastal zone.
We are honored to be among the partners contributing to the current lowcountry NAWCA program:
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Butler Conservation Fund
Charleston County Greenbelt Program
Charleston County Parks & Recreation Commission
Dewees Island Conservancy
Dewees Island Property Owners Association
Dorchester County Conservation Commission
Dayton Hall
Ducks Unlimited
Nemours Wildlife Foundation
North American Wetlands Conservation Council
Pee Dee Land Trust
Private Landowners
Santee Cooper
SEWEE Association
South Carolina Conservation Bank
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Spring Island Trust
The Nature Conservancy
United States Fish & Wildlife Service
Wetlands America Trust
Yawkey Foundation


Population estimates of North American shorebirds, 2012
Brad A. Andres1, Paul A. Smith2, R.I. Guy Morrison3, Cheri L. Gratto-Trevor4,
Stephen C. Brown5 & Christian A. Friis6