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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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SC Wildlife Federation
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Upcountry South Carolina
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Florence SC CVB
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UPCOMING EVENTS
March 2015
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
  March Madness I
  Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
  Atalaya Tour
  Wild Weekends at the Environmental Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park
  "Sea" what's on the Menu!
2
  Fall Volunteer Archaeological Excavation
  Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
  Atalaya Tour
3
  Fall Volunteer Archaeological Excavation
  Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
  Atalaya Tour
  SpongeBob- Fact or Fiction?!
  Story Time in the Gardens
4
  March Madness II
  Fall Volunteer Archaeological Excavation
  Atalaya Tour
5
  March Madness II
  Fall Volunteer Archaeological Excavation
  Spring Sidewalk Sale
  Gator Gossip
  Atalaya Tour
6
  March Madness II
  Fall Volunteer Archaeological Excavation
  Spring Sidewalk Sale
  Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
  Atalaya Tour
  Backyard Bird ID
  Moonlight Canoe Float
  Full Moon Kayak Tour
7
  March Madness II
  Fall Volunteer Archaeological Excavation
  Amazing Challenge Race
  Spring Sidewalk Sale
  Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
  Aiken Historic Tour
  Archaeology Day at Hampton Plantation
  Atalaya Tour
  Historic Building Tour
  Mrs. Clay at Redcliffe & the African-American Experience
8
  March Madness II
  LeBon Joye's Baseball Camp
  Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
  Historic Building Tour
  Wild Weekends at the Environmental Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park
  Atalaya Tour
  What Dwells in a Shell?
  "Sea" what's on the Menu!
9
  LeBon Joye's Baseball Camp
  Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
  Atalaya Tour
10
  LeBon Joye's Baseball Camp
  Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
  SpongeBob- Fact or Fiction?!
  Atalaya Tour
  Story Time in the Gardens
11
  LeBon Joye's Baseball Camp
  Atalaya Tour
12
  Atalaya Tour
  Gator Gossip
13
  Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
  Atalaya Tour
  Backyard Bird ID
14
  Music on the Mountain
  Southern Comfort Dressage
  2015 Aiken Trials
  Hands-On Nature: Pine Needle Basket Workshop
  Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
  Second Saturday with Ranger Russ
  Aiken Historic Tour
  Andrew Jackson Birthday Celebration
  Piecing Together the Past with Archaeology
  Sharks!
  Atalaya Tour
  Wadboo Creek Kayak & Canoe Paddle
  Historic Building Tour
  Feeding Time
  Pet Plants
  Plethora of Plants
  Field Trip to Heggie's Rock
  Stargazing for Beginners
15
  Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
  Historic Building Tour
  Atalaya Tour
  Wild Weekends at the Environmental Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park
  What Dwells in a Shell?
  "Sea" what's on the Menu!
16
  Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
  Atalaya Tour
17
  Culinary Camp with Chef Laurie
  Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
  Atalaya Tour
  SpongeBob- Fact or Fiction?!
  Story Time in the Gardens
18
  Culinary Camp with Chef Laurie
  Atalaya Tour
19
  Culinary Camp with Chef Laurie
  Gator Gossip
  Atalaya Tour
20
  Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
  Backyard Bird ID
  Atalaya Tour
21
  Aiken Spring Steeplechase
  Aiken Historic Tour
  Stool Mountain Day Hike
  Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
  Atalaya Tour
  Historic Building Tour
  Survival Series: Primitive Shelter Building
  Rivers Bridge Battlefield Tour
  Feeding Time
22
  Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
  Historic Building Tour
  Atalaya Tour
  What Dwells in a Shell?
  Wild Weekends at the Environmental Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park
  "Sea" what's on the Menu!
23
  Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
  Atalaya Tour
24
  Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
  Atalaya Tour
  SpongeBob- Fact or Fiction?!
  Story Time in the Gardens
25
  Atalaya Tour
26
  Gator Gossip
  Atalaya Tour
27
  68th Annual Plantation Tours
  Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
  Backyard Bird ID
  Atalaya Tour
28
  68th Annual Plantation Tours
  Walk MS
  Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
  Second Saturday with Ranger Russ
  Aiken Historic Tour
  Sharks!
  Atalaya Tour
  Historic Building Tour
  Children's Egg Hunt
  Feeding Time
  Plethora of Plants
  Atalaya Sleepover
   Guided Lantern Tour of the British Camp Trail
29
  Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
  Historic Building Tour
  Atalaya Tour
  What Dwells in a Shell?
  Wild Weekends at the Environmental Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park
  "Sea" what's on the Menu!
  Atalaya Sleepover
30
  Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
  Atalaya Tour
31
  Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
  Atalaya Tour
  SpongeBob- Fact or Fiction?!
  Story Time in the Gardens
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A Message from the 2014 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 2014 President

 

 


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