I am honored to be participating in a fundraiser for the Dewees Island Conservancy in South Carolina, a 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to helping nature thrive and a partner in the Lowcountry NAWCA Partnership migratory shorebird habitat enhancement initiative.  At invitation from the Dewees Island Arts Council, I joined 9 fellow photographers in January and February, 2015, in an effort to capture the true nature of the highly imperiled migratory shorebirds who depend upon Dewees Island to forage, rest, and winter.  These species could become extinct in our lifetime.  Selected original photographs of these shorebirds were donated to the Dewees Island Arts Council for auction this month. The auction will benefit the 250-acre shorebird habitat enhancement within Lake Timicau on Dewees Island, SC, near Charleston. Charleston’s Post & Courier calls the project the “bellwether project” for shorebirds.  The design, survey, and engineering are scheduled to begin this fall.   It will benefit the rapidly declining shorebird species that utilize the Atlantic Flyway.

 

Quote from the Dewees Island Conservancy communiqué:

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

 

Please check out some of my photos in the auction: