The Ebb & Flow

Join Us at a Soul of the Lowcountry Event this Fall

Sullivan’s Island Beach Sweep
Saturday, September 16 | 9:00 am – 12:00pm

Be a part of this year’s statewide Beach/River Sweep on Sullivan’s Island. The 29th annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, September 16 from 9 p.m. until 12:00 p.m.  Each year, thousands of people participate in the Sweep – South Carolina’s largest one-day litter cleanup of beaches, marshes, and waterways.

S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and S.C. Department of Natural Resources organizes the statewide event, which is held in conjunction with the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. Anyone can participate – individuals, families, schools, youth groups, civic and conservation clubs and businesses.  All necessary supplies are provided. Last year over 4,100 dedicated volunteers removed over 24 tons of debris statewide. In the cleanup’s 28-year history, 1,233 tons of litter have been collected and recycled when possible.

All volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian’s signature in the appropriate field of form 301A. Please visit Fort Sumter’s website for more information.

Feed your SOUL: Rice Harvest
Sunday, September 17 | 3:00 – 5:00pm
$30 tickets

Join SOUL Ambassador Jimmy Hagood to learn about South Carolina’s unique culinary culture by taking part in the annual Lavington Farms Charleston Gold Aromatic Rice harvest. The aromatic offspring of the much-heralded Carolina Gold variety, Charleston Gold is characterized by its golden hull and nutty flavor. Cultivated and harvested in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, Lavington Farms Charleston Gold Aromatic Rice represents the perfect marriage of the quintessential southern staple and delectable Indian basmati rice. See all that goes into its harvesting and enjoy a meal that comes straight from the land.

Fuel your SOUL: Nature – Our Best Kept Secret to Better Health
Thursday, September 21 | 11:30am – 1:00pm

In partnership with Charleston Healthy Business Challenge, SOUL Ambassador Dr. Ann Kulze explains how a dose of Mother Nature can unleash a multitude of powerful physiologic changes that can enhance well-being and reduce the risk of a startling range of diseases. Mother Nature may be the most powerful prescription of all. Riveting new science has now linked exposure to natural environments to a stunning list of benefits for the mind and the body. Whether your goals are to reset the stress button, kick-start your creativity, boost your immunity, reduce your cancer risk, or practically anything else, “greening” yourself may be just what the doctor ordered.

Reminder: You must be a Land Trust member to participate in SOUL programming. Click here to become a member.

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