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Dewees Welcomes Carolyn Comber, M.S. VA Tech Student and Shorebird Researcher

We are pleased to have Carolyn Comber, a M.S. student at Virginia Tech, with us on the island for the next few weeks as she studies shorebird conservation. Carolyn, who also works with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, is excited for the opportunity to study on Dewees and our neighboring islands throughout the month of September.  To learn more about Carolyn’s background and studies, you can read her bio here. …Read More

Friendly Reminder: Private Wedding Event & Luncheon (Tomorrow & Saturday)

Dear Owners, We’d like to remind you that there is a wedding event at a private residence this Saturday, September 8.  The wedding party and family thanks the Community in advance for their privacy during the following event times.  Please be mindful Big Bend Dock will be occupied on Saturday, September 8 for a private ceremony from 3:30p.m. – 5:00p.m. A private luncheon will also be held at Ancient Dunes …Read More

Alligator Safety

Dear Dewees Community, Many of you are aware of the recent alligator attacks in South Carolina and Florida this week. These unfortunate tragedies made national headlines, and they serve as an important reminder for us to be vigilant at all times.  We are so fortunate that our beautiful island is a truly unique wildlife habitat, but it is also imperative that we take the time to remind our visitors and …Read More

Double Feature Friday – Tomorrow!

Trail Camera Survey Presentation & Turtle Intern Photo Journal Presentation Friday, August 17 4:30 pm Huyler House Join the Turtle Interns & Naturalist as they share highlights from their trail camera surveys. Stay for happy hour after the presentation to say farewell to the Turtle Interns and hear about their summer through a photo journal presentation. BYOB & a nibble to share. Hosted by the ERB

Sea Turtles Dig the Dark & Hatching News

What does your house look like to a hatchling?  Hatchlings typically emerge during the night and follow the reflected light of the moon to the ocean.  On moonless nights artificial light may accidentally guide the hatchlings in the wrong direction.  Please be mindful during sea turtle hatching season of how your home may reflect light onto the beach during moonless lights.  If light from your home can be seen from …Read More

Reminder to Call the Ferry In Advance When Departing the Island

We appreciate the positive feedback we have received regarding running the 1:00p.m. ferry during the week. We hope it has been more accommodating to your schedules! In efforts to better serve our community, we kindly remind our passengers call in advance when needing to depart the island. Our ferry crew has informed us that some passengers are not calling in advance, which can make it difficult for gauging which vessel …Read More