Join us for a trip to Waties Island Saturday October 14 at 8 AM. Waties Island is an outstanding example of an undeveloped complex of ocean frontage, fresh and saltwater marshes, tidal creeks, and upland woods. Surrounded by a rapidly urbanizing environment, it is becoming increasingly significant for research, monitoring and education about the natural coastal habitat. Access is by permission only, and requires the presence of a Coastal Carolina University faculty or staff member. We will be led by Chris Hill, Professor at CCU.
Directions are: From most areas, the quickest route involves Rt. 31, the Carolina Bays Parkway. Get on Rt 31 North, go to last exit on right (20+ miles from Myrtle Beach), onto SC-9 S/Hwy 9 E toward US-17 N/N Myrtle Beach. Merge onto Rt 9, then bear right at the first light onto Sea-Mountain Highway. Go 2 miles, across Swing Bridge.Turn Left at the light after the Swing Bridge onto Little River Neck Rd. Go to the end of the road.Turn onto dirt road through open gate. Immediately turn hard right through the backyard of the caretaker’s house. Turn left at the very back of the yard and follow that dirt road to the first intersection, where there will be a clearing to your right. That is where we will park the cars and start the trip. GPS location is 33.8541 - 78.5959. Please be there at 8 AM, we will be going through locked gates as a group. If you get lost, contact Chris at 843-465-6867. Allow 45 minutes from Conway and Myrtle Beach and an hour from Litchfield.
Remember to bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent and snacks. We should be done by noon.
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Also, Check out www.backriveroutdoors.com and www.coastalexpeditions.com for neat field trips.