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 2 p.m., followed by a memorial hike. We will reconvene for the business meeting, during which LaBruce Alexander, John Cely, Ann Timberlake and others will share their first hike experiences at Congaree Swamp.

After the business meeting, the Oyster Bar will serve roast oysters beginning at 5 p.m. Friends members will provide beverages, chili, vegetarian selections, and desserts.

2019 annual meeting flyer (pdf)

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 we will sample a couple along the way if they are still around.

We will meet at the Visitor Center at 9 AM and will finish in the early afternoon. Be prepared for warm weather, spiderwebs and bugs. Work gloves, light hiking boots, plenty of water, and a snack are recommended. If you have loppers, long-handled shears or bow saws, bring them along. Park staff will provide gear if you do not have any. Please contact John Grego friendsofcongareeswamp@gmail.com; 803-331-3366) if interested.

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