BIRD JAM for Turtles

AWENDAW, SC — Local Bluegrass and Folk bands from the Lowcountry are rallying for seabirds at the upcoming Bird Jam on Saturday, February 23.  From 1-6 p.m. 

Tickets are $25 ($10 kids) and all of the proceeds will be donated to save the sea turtles in Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge.  Tickets can be purchased at the door or online here.

*If you bought tickets for the original BIRD JAM, they are still good.  Please bring a print-out of your tickets when you come!

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
•1:00pm Bogan Mask https://www.reverbnation.com/boganmask
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzXIyG6cCZ8
•1:45pm Danielle Howle http://www.daniellehowle.com/fr_about.cfm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWPZQnmrAZs
•2:45pm Dallas Baker and Friends https://www.facebook.com/dallasbakerandfriends
http://youtu.be/OYqnH-bpVsI
•3:45pm Natty Grass https://www.facebook.com/nattygrassband/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQvfz4uf974
•4:45pm The Ol’55s https://theol55s.wordpress.com/
https://youtu.be/y7KlcGnXNjA

FOOD & DRINKS
• Beer & Red/White Wine
• Pizza Oven
The Roost Bar ‘N Grille
Holy City Popcorn Company
•Oysters by the bucket

Local breweries Westbrook Brewery and Island Coastal Lager are donating beer for the event, and food trucks like Root Note and the Awendaw Green Pizza Oven will be on site.

 

IT’S TIME TO SHOW UP FOR TURTLES
Our national wildlife refuge, a 62,000 acre wilderness just north of Charleston in Cape Romain, is the most significant nesting site for loggerhead sea turtles north of Florida.  Every summer, nearly 2,000 loggerhead nests are recorded on the protected beaches of these barrier islands.

It takes a dedicated corps of volunteers, a paid wildlife biologist and a paid trapper to ensure that these nests hatch.   Throughout the summer months, they head out to these islands by boat and battle heat and tides to categorize each nest, move them to higher ground and cage them.  Then, they monitor them daily to determine when they hatch and record their success.  To do this, it will take about $30,000.  And that is $30,000 that is not in the budget for 2019.

The Coastal Expeditions Foundation is working to raise the necessary funds before the nesting season begins. Ticket sales from the Bird Jam for Turtles will be used to make sure that this project continues.

“This is a great opportunity for the Charleston community to come together for their wild places, “Chris Crolley, owner of outdoor outfitter Coastal Expeditions, said.  “We hope everyone will come out to the Bird Jam, enjoy a beautiful afternoon in Awendaw and help us raise the money that is needed in Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge to protect nesting sea turtles.”

 

CAN’T MAKE IT BUT WANT TO SUPPORT THE PROGRAM?
There are two ways you can donate!  Either buy tickets above and consider it a donation (give them to a friend!) or write a check.

Make checks payable to:
Coastal Expeditions Foundation
514 Mill Street
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

*memo: turtles

 


The Coastal Expeditions Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2018 dedicated to conservation and environmental education in coastal South Carolina.  Formed as the philanthropic arm of the outdoor outfitter Coastal Expeditions, Inc., its mission is to connect people with our natural areas and to support other non-profit groups with environmental missions through fundraising, volunteering and in-kind donations.

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