Our impact is on supporting ocean life, protecting our coastline and volunteering to ensure healthy marine life and ecosystems. Our guarantee is that we donate a minimum of 10% of net profits to Sea Turtle Rescue-Rehabilitate-Release at the Charleston SC Aquarium.
What began as my love of the Ocean as a child, continued with my family's move to Charleston in 2015. Many thanks to SCORE (Oyster Reef Restoration and Enhancement); SC SEA GRANT CONSORTIUM (Salt Marsh Restoration); SCDNR (my Island Turtle Patrol Team on Sullivan's Island & IOP) and to friends who have supported me in following this dream.
Volunteering with Island Turtle Team protecting Sea Turtle nests@Sullivans Island
Successful Oyster Reef Build. 20 SCORE DNR Volunteers in 5 hours passed 230 bags@40lbs each of cleaned oyster shells. Another protected shoreline.
Salt Marsh Restoration with Charleston Sea Grant Consortium:
Salt Marsh Ecosystem Restoration Phase 2- baby seeds are then placed in water to germinate over the winter. Feb-May, volunteers plant each seedling into a small pot. In 2021, 50000 grass blades of 4" grew at SC DNR and College of Charleston.
Salt Marsh Ecosystem Restoration Phase 3- Planting Event At 4" height in June, we plant each grass blade in a troubled Salt Marsh. This damage resulted from human coastal building, sea level rise and/or other activities. Salt Marshes needing to be restored are identified by SCDNR and SC Sea Grant Consortium.
Salt Marsh Ecosystem Restoration Phase 4- Monitoring Event Volunteers return to planted areas from July-Sept, to monitor and measure the success of the new Spartina planted.
Another way to Volunteer! Contact SC Aquarium's Littersweep monthly program. 50 volunteers with @shopthelowcountry and @sustainability Institute
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