During our SIB Evening program on Thursday, September 27th, our guest speaker Patrick Jodice spoke about the importance of the Brown Pelican and the protection of their habitat. As you may already know, this is the first year Crab Bank has not been filled with the calls of chicks since shorebirds began using this tiny island as a nesting ground.
This dwindling Seabird Sanctuary Island and Important Bird Area near Shem Creek washes over twice a day at high tide this year. The SC Audubon and other organizations are working together to raise $1.4 million toward the restoration of Crab Bank, with the Army Corps of Engineers will invest the rest of the estimated $4 million needed to complete the project. Normally a project like this would cost at least twice that.
You can be a part of the movement to Save Crab Bank. Share it on your social media, go see what’s left of Crab Bank for yourself, participate this weekend in the “Paddle & Flotilla” (see below) and donate.
THIS SUNDAY • 9 A.M.
ALL HANDS ON DECK
″$1.5 million is beyond me, but it’s not beyond us. In December, there’s going to be a cash call, and if we don’t have the money they’re going to dredge right by. That’s an issue. What happens to Crab Bank will be a litmus test for how we want to be and how we want to act as a community.”
-Chris Crolley, Coastal Expeditions
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Five local outfitters are donating their services to make this day happen. Choose one and get signed up!
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wouldlike info.for donating to crab bank.
There are two different links, and both will allow you to contribute directly to the Save the Crab Bank. This first link goes through
and the second goes through
Coastal Expiditions: https://campaignlp.constantcontact.com/donate?id=6IYrk1aMVicXejUjHGkt05DSBsF8QKdVWEgiI8DBwKHuKVjQXLkyOH1WK7-noHU1lazGC5BjGO2VaiQHKOm1m1KPltZrgZhyyFlklJmygO-SR8bTJBR3N2c_A37vD-bpmbYwXPZqjA48WysQpX-MTxFHAkSB9mLpMppOFnuWYbCfCCcTt9CakjJS_7JhhHHC&encVer=1&c=tutnOgQonLohhvz5NF8dvWhSG4rHXzxxrpztoGvdbABkb2H7-V-fgA==&ch=r584pG6on7IXpLKl9aLX1oB4NwNiq1UNP8y6BSneG9mUee-tCUwLeQ==