The Daufuskie Island Conservancy, established in 2005, helps to protect what it is that makes this bridge-less island so special.
With the slogan “Love it, Save it, Share it”, the Conservancy’s goal is to protect & manage the natural resources of Daufuskie while educating the public about the island’s unique ecosystem.
With such beauty and isolation comes many unconventional and often difficult challenges to keeping it beautiful, clean, and self-sustaining. This is one of the many reasons Daufuskie Island Conservancy was created.
The Conservancy’s “Adopt-a-Road” program, established in 2009, tackles the issue of litter on Daufuskie.
Willing residents “adopt” roads on the Island to keep them free of litter. There is a monthly clean-up day, but most volunteers casually pick up trash as they see it day-to-day. Many of the Adopt-a-Road volunteers participate in two beach sweeps annually.
On a per-capita basis, Daufuskie Islanders probably hold the world record of residents who commit to volunteer efforts to preserve the natural beauty of their island. An outstanding example is our adopt-a-road program because nothing destroys the sublime panorama of a rural setting as an aluminum can carelessly tossed onto the shoulder of the road. Even the wildlife seems to appreciate their efforts.
Please contact Nancy Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org to find more information on how to adopt-a-road.
The Daufuskie Island Conservancy and Haig Point collaborate with the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium for a beach /river sweep.
Volunteers meet at the Beach Road Gazebo at Bloody Point or Calibogue Beach Club at Haig Point. Daufuskie Island Conservancy distributes supplies, assign teams,. The clean up focuses on the areas of Calibogue Beach and the Atlantic Ocean Beach from Haig Point to Bloody Point. This is a major annual event on Daufuskie to protect our island and wildlife environment.
Aquatic debris is a danger to our wildlife, our safety, and our economy. Fish, birds, turtles, and other animals often mistake trash for food. As a result, animals get entangled in or ingest litter with deadly results. Daufuskie Island is so fortunate to have such a large variety of aquatic life in our waters.
As with any volunteer-led, non-profit organization, costs sometimes overtake the effort.
If you have ever visited Daufuskie Island, have ever wanted to, or feel a calling to contribute to a natural organization, they need your help! We can not do it without those helpful souls that donate funding and serve as volunteers. Please feel free to give a donation or join their cause.