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Operational Update – May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020 Dear Owners, We hope that you and your families had an enjoyable holiday weekend on the island. As we work towards normalizing our island operations, please note the following changes and guidelines: This weekend the ferry schedule will be as follows: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 7:00am to 10:00pm (last run off the island is 10:30pm) Effective Monday, June 1, the ferry schedule will be as follows: Monday – …Read More

Environmental Program Update

Educational Programs & Activities The Dewees Island Conservancy Interns have been busy this week creating fun and creative programs for all ages.  Please visit the Dewees Island Conservancy Facebook page to view their posts.  The general program schedule is as follows with details for this week: Monday: Mystery (can you guess what is in the picture?) Tuesday: Educational (Blue Crabs – everything you need to know in 5 minutes) Wednesday: …Read More

Operational Update – May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020 Dear Owners,   As we prepare for Memorial Day weekend, please take a moment to review the latest operational changes in response to COVID-19.  We want this to be a safe and enjoyable weekend for all.  The following operating hours and guidelines will be in effect through at least May 28: The Ferry will operate as follows this week:  7:00am to 9:00pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (last run off …Read More

Huyler House Walk Closed

We have a rapidly expanding least tern colony on the south end of Dewees Island.  Olivia and I posted nesting signs last week around the colony but they have expanded their nesting area north outside of the posted area.  This is great news because least terns nest on newly created beaches which means our beach is growing in this area of the island.  At present when one is walking down …Read More

Birds, Turtles & Programs

Shorebird Protection The low country beaches are experiencing a much higher use over the last few weekends and this weekend is expected to be no different.  We typically have Audubon SC Shorebird Stewards on the beaches to help educate beach users on ways they can protect ground nesting shorebirds.  Due to Covid-19 there will be no Shorebird Stewards this week-end.  Due to social distancing it is a bit more of …Read More

Dewees Island Welcomes the Dewees Conservancy Interns

The summer interns have started to arrive and come to Dewees Island with a wealth of experience and interests.  On behalf of the Dewees Conservancy, the Dewees Island POA and the Community, please help me welcome these ladies to the island. Olivia Drabiak – Sea Turtle Intern Olivia grew up in Rochester, NY, but has been residing in Cleveland, OH for the last two years. For her undergraduate degree, Olivia …Read More

Dewees Strong

COVID-19 has been the focus of our lives during the last couple months. The owners and staff of Dewees have been challenged in ways unforeseen but not unforsaken. In lieu of the physical and emotional hardship caused by this pandemic, residents of our Dewees community have demonstrated patience, kindness, and generosity. Special thanks are given to the following owners who have helped us over the last few weeks: Full time …Read More

Proper Recycling Saves $ and Reduces Impact on Environment

We appreciate owners minimizing their trips on the ferries in view of the coronavirus. As expected, we are transporting an influx of online deliveries and packages to the island for our owners. However, everything that is brought to the island eventually must be removed from the island. We would like to take this time to send a friendly reminder to please break down your boxes and use the 30-yard container …Read More