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It Is Sea Turtle Nesting Season!

We currently have two loggerhead nests; May 4th was CBCB and May 7th was Serendipity.  Folks are predicting it will be a big year for South Carolina.  If you would like to sign up for sea turtle patrol please click the following link  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0B4CAAA929A02-dewees3


We also have nesting Wilson’s Plovers, a threatened shorebird nesting on the beach.  Be on the lookout near posted nesting areas as well as any open sandy area above the high tide line for a bird acting strangely; they may be trying to alert you of a nearby nest or chicks.  They nest on the ground and eggs and chicks are very cryptic.

Summer interns will begin arriving this week through the 19th, the Dewees Island POA will be hosting 2 sea turtle, 2 hospitality and 1 coyote intern in the intern house.  We are planning many educational opportunities this summer through the Environmental Program; please check the POA website and community bulletin boards for summer program information as the season draws near.

Message from the POA President – May 2, 2019

Dear fellow Deweesians,

Your Board is charged with, and focused on, protecting this wonderful Island and community. We are actively trying to steer our way through these troubled waters and welcome all suggestions.

Surgeons (and even mere Gastroenterologists like me) know that, when there is serious infection, like an abscess, it is essential to let the pus out. That seems to be happening on the island, with lots of comments on various vehicles. Not all are helpful; lets cool the rhetoric. Hopefully that phase is almost over and we can now concentrate on healing, and closing the wound.

If you have not done so, please complete the survey very soon. It will inform all of our discussions and future recommendations. If you have any difficulty with it, please contact Catherine at catherine@deweesislandsc.com . The survey will close on May 7. 

On a lighter note, you may notice that many of the signs on the island are dirty or damaged. Management will be sending a separate message requesting volunteers to help restore the communal signs. Owners may wish to look at those at their lots/homes, and get to work with a cloth and some (environmentally safe) cleaner. I’d be pleased to send photos for those who are not planning to visit soon. If your property sign is in disrepair, please contact Catherine to order a new one. 

Peace will come…if we all work for it

Sincerely,

 

 

Peter Cotton POA President