The Town of Seabrook Island is seeking Seabrook Island volunteers to support the 2019 Dolphin Education and Data Collection Program at Cap’n Sams Inlet. Our organizational “kickoff” meeting will be held between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at SIPOA’s Oyster Catcher Community Center. We have invited the Dolphin Program volunteers from Kiawah Island to join us so we can learn from their personal experiences on the other side of the Spit and meet new friends. This meeting does not commit you but will give you information on volunteering for the program.
Lauren Rust of the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network (LMMN) is once again leading our program. She will present the goals and objectives of the program in the Community Center and then lead a walk to the inlet of about 1.3 miles. Participation in the walk is encouraged for new volunteers. Bring your sunscreen, binoculars (if you have them), and a camera in case the dolphins are strand feeding on the low tide!
This year, we will provide a permanent storage box on site at the Spit to hold supplies, chairs, and umbrellas for the volunteers. Don’t worry–volunteers will serve as monitors to record the events and will not be code enforcers; enforcement is the Beach Patrol’s responsibility.
So that we can be sure to accommodate everyone, please confirm your attendance to Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you cannot attend the first meeting, please contact Lauren and she will add your name to the list of volunteers and provide training onsite at the Spit. We welcome those who have limited availability over the summer and fall.
-Submitted by John Wells, Town of Seabrook Island
(Image credit: Patricia Schaefer)