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September 10, 2009

Coastal Explorations Series offers fall opportunities in Lowcountry

You can learn about the 3,500 hummock islands on the South Carolina coast, take a fall wildflower walk or build a rain garden in your own backyard and all for free this fall in the Lowcountry. The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is once again hosting these public events and more with the Coastal Explorations Series.
           
The goal of the Coastal Explorations Series is to increase stewardship ethics of natural resources by highlighting managed properties and projects of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR). All offerings are for free, field based, expert led and combine hands-on and lecture components. The Coastal Explorations Series provides the public with an opportunity to interact with and meet DNR employees that have knowledgeable insight into the following topics. This fall, a few partnering agencies involved with the implementation of event series include Clemson Extension, USC Belle Baruch Institute and Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission.
           
The public is encouraged to register through the online calendar. Online registration is available 30 days prior to each scheduled event. Reservations are required for all of the events, as detailed logistical information varies for each seminar and public outing.
           
The Coastal Explorations Series this fall will span from September to December. For additional information on the Coastal Explorations Series, contact Kim Counts, DNR coordinator, at the Marine Resources Center, at (843) 953-9354, or CountsK@dnr.sc.gov.

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