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Santee Cooper Country
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SC Wildlife Federation
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UPCOMING EVENTS
September 2014
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
31
1
  Atalaya tour
2
  Westminster Apple Festival
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Atalaya tour
  Storytime in the Gardens
3
  Westminster Apple Festival
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Atalaya tour
  Cypress Farmers Market Days
4
  Westminster Apple Festival
  Aiken Fall Festival I
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Atalaya tour
  Jazz On The Alley
5
  Westminster Apple Festival
  5th Annual City of Aiken Golf Championship
  Aiken Fall Festival I
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Aiken's Makin'
  Atalaya tour
  Main Street Fridays
  2014 Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays
  Summer Sqaure Dancing at Oconee State Park
6
  Westminster Apple Festival
  5th Annual City of Aiken Golf Championship
  Hunter Education & Safety Class
  SCSSAR Commemoration of the Battle of Eutaw Springs
  Aiken Fall Festival I
  Kalmia Gardens' 5K Run/Walk
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Aiken's Makin'
  Manning Farmers Market Day
  Atalaya tour
  Cruzin' on Main in Downtown Seneca, SC
  Moonlight Canoe Excursion
7
  5th Annual City of Aiken Golf Championship
  Aiken Fall Festival I
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Wild Weekends at the Environmental Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park
  Atalaya tour
8
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Atalaya tour
9
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Atalaya tour
  Storytime in the Gardens
  Snakes of the Southeast
10
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Atalaya tour
  Cypress Farmers Market Days
11
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  James Island Bird Walks at James Island County Park
  Atalaya tour
  Jazz On The Alley
12
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Atalaya tour
  Main Street Fridays
  2014 Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays
  Oak Ridge Boys
13
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Manning Farmers Market Day
  Atalaya tour
  Seneca Family Restaurant Jeep Nights
  Cheraw State Park Moonlight Canoe Float
  Oak Ridge Boys
14
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Friends of Audubon Fall Ride
  Wild Weekends at the Environmental Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park
  Atalaya tour
15
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Friends of Audubon Fall Ride
  Atalaya tour
16
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Friends of Audubon Fall Ride
  Atalaya tour
  Storytime in the Gardens
17
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Friends of Audubon Fall Ride
  Atalaya tour
  Cypress Farmers Market Days
18
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Friends of Audubon Fall Ride
  Atalaya tour
  Jazz On The Alley
19
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Friends of Audubon Fall Ride
  Atalaya tour
  2014 Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays
  Main Street Fridays
20
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Friends of Audubon Fall Ride
  Beach Sweep/River Sweep - Santee NW Refuge
  South Fork of the Edisto River Trip
  26th Annual International Coastal Cleanup /River
  Bike with a Ranger
  Manning Farmers Market Day
  Atalaya tour
  Make New Friends 5K
  Seneca Family Restaurant Cruize-In
21
  Memory Ride Hunter Show
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Friends of Audubon Fall Ride
  Wild Weekends at the Environmental Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park
  Atalaya tour
  Sunday Polo
22
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Atalaya tour
23
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Atalaya tour
  Storytime in the Gardens
24
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Atalaya tour
  Cypress Farmers Market Days
25
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Jazz On The Alley
26
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Main Street Fridays
  2014 Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays
  Festival of the Woods
27
  National Hunting and Fishing Day
  Second Chance Animal Shelter & Thrift Store 8th Annual Golf Classic
  Hunter Education & Safety class
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Manning Farmers Market Day
  Last Saturday at the Park
  Sunset Hike with a Ranger
28
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Wild Weekends at the Environmental Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park
  Sunday Polo
29
  Atalaya tour
30
  S.C. Foothills Heritage Fair
  Atalaya tour
  Storytime in the Gardens
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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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