SINHG Kicks Off Fall Evening Programs September 17th

On Thursday, September 17th the Seabrook Island Natural History Group’s first evening program for the Fall 2015 series is Virginia Beach. Her topic is “Rice and Ducks, the Surprising Convergence that Saved the Carolina Lowcountry”.

Virginia is a graduate of the University of Virginia and a former Peace Corps volunteer in East Africa. She writes for numerous publications on the subjects of conservation and natural history and is the author of Medway, a history of a South Carolina plantation. In addition, she has also served on the staffs of The Nature Conservancy, the Lowcountry Open Land Trust and the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium.

She is also the author of “Rice & Ducks” which records the history of the South Carolina rice lands, a landscape that stretches all the way from the Pee Dee River to Savannah. It is a story full of interesting and memorable characters, and unlikely allies. They include English Lords, Proprietors, southern plantation owners and slaves, northern industrialists, powerful U.S. Senators, daring scientists, media magnates, Trappist monks, and Wall Street financiers.

Please join us at the Lake House to learn more about this fascinating aspect of the history of the low country. Refreshments will be served at 7 PM and the program will begin at 7:30. All Seabrook Island residents and guests are welcome. There is a $5 donation for non SINHG members. Information about future programs and SINHG membership can be found at the SINHG web site,

Submitted by Gary Fansler

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