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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 […]

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 […]

Adopt-a-Trail Workday (Paw Paw)

Sunday, August 25, 2019 9:00 AM – around 1:30 PM It’s time again for trail-clearing on our designated trails. August is always a good time to cut back switchcane, and we can continue to make headway on storm damage from the past few years. There is again a bumper crop of pawpaw this year, and […]