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Nature Adventures Outfitters
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Pendleton District
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Thoroughbred Country
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SC Dept. of Natural Resources
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Christopher Hall Photography
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Wildwater Rafting Ltd
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Twitter.com/wildwaterltd

Santee Cooper Country
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countrysouthcarolina

SC Wildlife Federation
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Upcountry South Carolina
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Florence SC CVB
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UPCOMING EVENTS
November 2014
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
26 27 28 29 30 31
1
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  4th Annual Strut Your Mutt
  The South Carolina Pecan Festival
  Meet A Master Gardener
  Fox Nation Classic 6 goal
  Wagener Fox Nation 6 goal
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Katydid Combined Driving Event
  Environmental Discovery Center at the SC Pecan Festival
  Vote Like its 1842
  Oconee Appalachian Kids
2
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Fox Nation Classic 6 goal
  Katydid Combined Driving Event
  Vote Like its 1842
  Wild Weekends at the Environmental Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park
  Sunday Polo
3
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Fox Nation Classic 6 goal
  Vote Like its 1842
4
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Fox Nation Classic 6 goal
5
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Fox Nation Classic 6 goal
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Cypress Farmers Market Days
6
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Fox Nation Classic 6 goal
7
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  ROAD TITANS 300+ Cycling Challenge
  Blackville’s 2nd Annual Home Coming
  South Carolina Camper Cookoff - Calhoun Falls State Park
  Fox Nation Classic 6 goal
  Westminster Depot Cruise-In
8
  ROAD TITANS 300+ Cycling Challenge
  Blackville’s 2nd Annual Home Coming
  South Carolina Camper Cookoff - Calhoun Falls State Park
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Fox Nation Classic 6 goal
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Music on the Mountain at Table Rock
  Cheraw State Park Moonlight Canoe Float
9
  ROAD TITANS 300+ Cycling Challenge
  Blackville’s 2nd Annual Home Coming
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Rivers Bridge Battlefield Tour
  Wild Weekends at the Environmental Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park
  Sunday Polo
10
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
11
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Images of Antarctica
12
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Cypress Farmers Market Days
13
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  James Island Bird Walks at James Island County Park
14
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
15
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  HASH BASH – 1st Annual Barnwell County Hash Cook-off and Fundraiser
16
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Wild Weekends at the Environmental Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park
  Sunday Polo
17
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
18
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
19
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Cypress Farmers Market Days
20
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
21
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
22
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
23
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Wild Weekends at the Environmental Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park
24
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
25
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
26
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Cypress Farmers Market Days
27
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Aiken Hounds - Blessing of the Hounds
28
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
29
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Salley Chitlin Strut
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
30
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Wild Weekends at the Environmental Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park
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A Message from the SCNBTA President:

In South Carolina, estimates are that outdoor recreation, including fishing, hunting, camping, bird watching, hiking and boating, generates over $18 billion in consumer spending, 4.7 billion in direct wages and $1 billion in state and local tax revenue! In short, outdoor recreation is a larger and more critical sector of the American economy than a lot of people realize. I have seen firsthand, through the connections in this association, that this field creates diverse jobs in marketing, sales, land management, guiding services and the list goes on in both the public and private service sectors.

Nature-based tourism focuses on visiting, appreciating and learning about natural and cultural resources. South Carolina is perfectly poised as a superb nature-travel destination. We are blessed with a diversity and richness of these resources. These resources also constitute a precious heritage that must be conserved and sustained. At the same time, we cannot afford the luxury of removing these resources entirely from economic use. Communities, resource managers and the tourism industry in SC have the opportunity to integrate the use and conservation of these resources, as we continue to develop the nature-based tourism industry.  The challenge is to seek a balance with resource conservation and the use for economic benefit. We all have a critical role to play and we need to work together to accomplish mutually agreed upon goals with innovative thinking!
The start of the New Year is a great time for identifying needs, opportunities and trends within the SC nature-based industry, primarily through ongoing open communication with our members and their respective communities. We need to continue to invest in South Carolina’s network of lands and waterways, so that we may protect and enhance the outdoor experiences for the benefit of all. Not only does this type of investment provide fantastic experiences for our visitors and residents alike, it also benefits the hundreds of businesses, communities and families whose livelihoods depend on the outdoor recreation economy.

Beyond the excitement of our annual conference, our on-going efforts with workshops and at trade shows where we provide resources, education, interaction, mentoring and networking opportunities for all members…..What is it that you need from the SCNBTA? What is it you have to offer? Please consider sharing your talents, needs, thoughts and ideas with any of the officers or board members. Please remember that the SCNBTA can only be what we make it!

People are thankful for the jobs we do and some even realize what we already know – that we are often, the first line of defense for our cultural and natural resources in the state of South Carolina. The work we do throughout the year, day after day, ensures that future generations will have the same, if not better, opportunities to enjoy the state - all the way from the mountains to the sea! I am thankful to have the chance to continue to evolve and improve the maturation of the S.C. Nature-Based Tourism Association.

Sincerely,
Kristina Wheeler
SCNBTA President

 

 


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