Entries by admin

Annual Meeting 2022

Title: Annual Meeting and Oyster Roast, Sunday, March 13, 2022 Friends of Congaree Swamp will hold its Annual Oyster Roast and Business meeting on Sunday, March 13, 2022, on protected private property near Fort Motte in Calhoun County. Share spectacular views of Congaree National Park with our host Dick Watkins. Registration will begin at 2 […]

2022 Research Symposium Videos

Opening Remarks Acting Superintendent Gregory Cunningham (Congaree National Park)   Review of Congaree National Park research David Shelley (Congaree National Park)   Tribute to Will Graf and Rebecca Sharitz Kimberly Meitzen (Texas State Univ, Dept of Geography and Environmental Studies) Laura Stroup (St. Michaels Univ, Dept of Geography Loretta Battaglia (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Dept of […]

2022 Research Symposium

Congaree National Park and Friends of Congaree Swamp are hosting the park’s third research symposium on Thursday, January 6, 2022 and Friday January 7, 2022. The symposium will focus on recurring themes in park research and feature a memorial session for Will Graf and Rebecca Sharitz. Participants may attend in-person or via Zoom. Thursday, January […]

Water/Ways Virtual Symposium Video Sessions

Opening Session-A Black History of Congaree: From Slavery to the Post-Civil Rights Era by Prof. Robert Greene   Welcome and Introductions and Session 1- Home is where the water is: Water, Culture and history in the COWASEE Basin K Lyn Berry (Congaree National Park) TJ Wallace (SC Humanities) Janae Davis (American Rivers) Jon Manchester (National […]

Water/Ways Virtual Symposium

Congaree National Park and Friends of Congaree Swamp are hosting the Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit through January 13, 2021 under the sponsorship of SC Humanities. The park and Friends of Congaree Swamp will host a virtual symposium Thursday, January 7, 2021 and Friday January 8, 2021 inspired by the exhibition’s themes. Symposium Poster (pdf) Registration Symposium […]

National Public Lands Day

As part of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 26 and in anticipation of the upcoming Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit, Friends of Congaree Swamp will be hosting trash pickup at Congaree National Park. We will collect litter in small teams at several sites along US 601 at the eastern end of the park, and paddle […]

Recreation Fee Program

Congaree National Park is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the park’s Recreation Fee Program. Learn more HERE

Sugarberry Hike

Saturday, March 7, 9:30am-12pm The state champion Sugarberry resides a short distance off the Weston Lake Loop Trail, though access can be difficult since a water crossing needs to be negotiated in order to reach it.  The tree is one of a handful of the park’s champion trees that is truly exceptional for its kind.  At […]

Annual Meeting and Oyster Roast

Sunday, October 27, 2019 Friends of Congaree Swamp will hold its Annual Oyster Roast and Business meeting on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at Congaree National Park. The event will help celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the first organized hikes into the park—a Sierra Club outing on September 25, 1969. Registration will begin at […]

National Public Lands Day

To celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 28, Friends of Congaree Swamp will host a trail-clearing.  This will be our second year participating in National Public Lands Day, an event hosted by NEEF (National Environmental Educational Foundation) that is the largest volunteer service event held to support public lands.  We will meet at the […]