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Register for the Winyah Master Naturalist Spring 2016 Course

Get ready to get out! There are still a few spots left for the spring 2016 Winyah Master Naturalist class, which will be held on Fridays, March 11th to June 10th. This class will involve exciting field trips with expert interpreters to the mountains, forests, swamps and marshes that make South Carolina a unique and beautiful classroom for the nature enthusiast. Participants completing the course and 30 hours of approved volunteer work will receive a Master Naturalist certification and will be eligible to  participate in advanced volunteer training courses. More information on the Winyah Naturalist Program is available at http://www.northinlet.sc.edu/winyahnaturalist/index.html.
Registration for the course is though the SC Master Naturalist Program, a SC Cooperative Extension program administered through the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources of Clemson University. The course fee of $600 includes course materials, field guides, and entrance fees to field trip sites. 

Please contact Jen Plunket, jen@belle.baruch.sc.edu, if you have any questions about the course! And please help spread the word and pass on this announcement to those you think may be interested.


Join the NI-WB NERR Clean Team

.The North Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR is joining forces with PalmettoPride to help our community take responsibility for and eradicate litter. Last time you visited us, did you notice the cans, bottles, paper and other trash that lurks along the highway near the entrance to Hobcaw Barony? Much of that debris will eventually end up in North Inlet and Winyah Bay, where it may harm the wildlife and scenic beauty that we treasure in these estuaries. We are looking for volunteers to join us to form our Clean Team, which will monitor and work clean up this trouble spot. The first clean-up event will be held in February. Please contact Jen Plunket (jen@belle.baruch.sc.ed) if you are ready to take action with us.








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