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 p.m., followed by hikes to interesting sites nearby, including bluff views led by John Cely; Goodin Cemetery, an historic African-African cemetery, led by Jackie Whitmore; and the Revolutionary War battlefield at Fort Motte led by Prof. Steven Smith. We will reconvene for the business meeting, featuring a talk by Audubon South Carolina forester Tim Evans, who will discuss forest management activities at the site and other Audubon properties nearby. The Oyster Bar will serve roast oysters beginning at 5 p.m. Friends members will provide beverages, chili, vegetarian selections, and desserts.

Directions: Take Bluff Road east to U.S. 601 and turn right. Follow U.S. 601 south, cross the Congaree River and travel 1.9 miles. At the first paved intersection after crossing the river, turn right on Adams Road (S-9-80). Follow Adams Road east for 0.4 miles and turn right on Lang Syne Road. Follow Lang Syne Road north for 2.6 miles and take a sharp left at the intersection with unpaved Wise Road. Follow Wise Road for 0.5 miles then look for the unpaved road on the right (Moye Lane). Moye Lane will cross the railroad track (the crossing has no signals—be careful), then run parallel to the tracks before turning north along a hedge of cedar trees. Follow Moye Lane for 0.5 miles and look for parking signs.

Please register by March 6 by completing THIS FORM.  You may pay under our Membership tab, or by personal check either brought to the meeting or sent to: Friends of Congaree Swamp 2022 Annual Meeting, P.O. Box 7746, Columbia, SC 29202-7746.   Registrations will be accepted at the meeting, but please RSVP to friendsofcongareeswamp@gmail.com for an accurate headcount.