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 Visitor Center at 9 AM then select service activities (trail-clearing and perhaps others), depending on turn-out.

The park service will provide vests and additional tools, but if you have loppers, handsaws, or long-handled shears, please bring them along.  We should be out no later than the early afternoon.  In addition to trail-clearing tools, bring plenty of water, gloves, a snack and insect repellent.  If interested, contact John Greg at or (803) 331-3366.