November Augusta-Aiken Audubon Meeting on the 11th
The Augusta-Aiken Audubon will hold their bi-monthly meeting Thursday November 11 at 7pm at the North Augusta Community Center. The meeting will be streamed over Zoom as well.
The presentation will be Congaree National Park, the Green Heart of South Carolina, presented by Mr. John Cely, Retired Wildlife Biologist with SC DNR, Columbia, SC.
The slide presentation will show some of the unique attributes of Congaree Swamp, its biological diversity, and why it is South Carolina’s only national park.
John is a native Columbian and graduated from Clemson University in 1969 (B.S., Biology) and 1980 (M.S., Wildlife Biology). He was employed for 26 years as a wildlife biologist with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR) where he specialized in bird studies and surveys for various species including the red-cockaded woodpecker and swallow-tailed kite.
After retiring from DNR he served for five years as the Land Protection Director for the Congaree Land Trust where he worked with private landowners to establish conservation easements on significant rural properties in central South Carolina. John currently serves on the COWASEE Basin Focus Area Task Force and is a board member of the Friends of Congaree Swamp. He is author of COWASEE Basin, The Green Heart of South Carolina and Congaree National Park(for Arcadia Press). He volunteers at the park on a regular basis as well as conducting a monthly nature walk and big tree hike there. He recently finished up a two-year blog about the park which can be found at www.friendsofcongaree/journals.
Open to the public, please join us at the North Augusta Community Center or by Zoom.
Meeting ID: 924 922 5706