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UPCOMING EVENTS
September 2014
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
31
1
  UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Atalaya tour
2
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Westminster Apple Festival
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Atalaya tour
  Storytime in the Gardens
3
  Westminster Apple Festival
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Atalaya tour
  Cypress Farmers Market Days
4
  Westminster Apple Festival
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Aiken Fall Festival I
  Atalaya tour
  Jazz On The Alley
5
  Westminster Apple Festival
  5th Annual City of Aiken Golf Championship
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Aiken Fall Festival I
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Aiken's Makin'
  Atalaya tour
  2014 Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays
  Main Street Fridays
  The Silver Dollar Music Hall Friday Night Bluegrass
  Little Clemson Theatre: Blithe Spirit
  Summer Sqaure Dancing at Oconee State Park
6
  Westminster Apple Festival
  5th Annual City of Aiken Golf Championship
  SCSSAR Commemoration of the Battle of Eutaw Springs
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Hunter Education & Safety Class
  Aiken Fall Festival I
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Kalmia Gardens' 5K Run/Walk
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Polly Gaillard - Framing Family at Pickens County Museum
  A World of Readers:Thomas L. Johnson Collection at Pickens Co. Museum
  Aiken's Makin'
  Manning Farmers Market Day
  Vote Like its 1842
  Atalaya tour
  Oconee Appalachian Kids
  Cruzin' on Main in Downtown Seneca, SC
  Little Clemson Theatre: Blithe Spirit
  Moonlight Canoe Excursion
7
  5th Annual City of Aiken Golf Championship
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Aiken Fall Festival I
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Polly Gaillard - Framing Family at Pickens County Museum
  A World of Readers:Thomas L. Johnson Collection at Pickens Co. Museum
  Vote Like its 1842
  Storytime at the Ag Museum - Farm Animals
  Atalaya tour
  Wild Weekends at the Environmental Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park
  Little Clemson Theatre: Blithe Spirit
8
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Polly Gaillard - Framing Family at Pickens County Museum
  A World of Readers:Thomas L. Johnson Collection at Pickens Co. Museum
  Vote Like its 1842
  Atalaya tour
9
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  A World of Readers:Thomas L. Johnson Collection at Pickens Co. Museum
  Polly Gaillard - Framing Family at Pickens County Museum
  Atalaya tour
  Storytime in the Gardens
  Snakes of the Southeast
   Dover Quartet
  Movie Night at Carolina Wren Park
10
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Polly Gaillard - Framing Family at Pickens County Museum
  A World of Readers:Thomas L. Johnson Collection at Pickens Co. Museum
  Atalaya tour
  Cypress Farmers Market Days
11
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  James Island Bird Walks at James Island County Park
  Polly Gaillard - Framing Family at Pickens County Museum
  A World of Readers:Thomas L. Johnson Collection at Pickens Co. Museum
  Atalaya tour
  Classic Cinema Series - Swing Time (1936)
  Jazz On The Alley
12
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Any Way You Wanna Shake It - Exhibit
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  A World of Readers:Thomas L. Johnson Collection at Pickens Co. Museum
  Polly Gaillard - Framing Family at Pickens County Museum
  Atalaya tour
  Main Street Fridays
  2014 Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays
  4th Annual 20x20 Invitational Clay Exhibit and Sale
  Harvesting the Grape at the Historic Ballenger House
  Oak Ridge Boys
  1st Annual Lazy M Farm RODEO
  Little Clemson Theatre: Blithe Spirit
  The Silver Dollar Music Hall Friday Night Bluegrass
13
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Any Way You Wanna Shake It - Exhibit
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Ride to the Rock Cycling Event
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Polly Gaillard - Framing Family at Pickens County Museum
  A World of Readers:Thomas L. Johnson Collection at Pickens Co. Museum
  Outdoor Recreation Day at Table Rock State Park
  4th Annual 20x20 Invitational Clay Exhibit and Sale
  Manning Farmers Market Day
  Founders Day in Pickens
  Atalaya tour
  Seneca Family Restaurant Jeep Nights
  3rd Annual Wines & Equines at Eden Farms
  Cheraw State Park Moonlight Canoe Float
  Oak Ridge Boys
  1st Annual Lazy M Farm RODEO
  Little Clemson Theatre: Blithe Spirit
14
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Any Way You Wanna Shake It - Exhibit
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Polly Gaillard - Framing Family at Pickens County Museum
  A World of Readers:Thomas L. Johnson Collection at Pickens Co. Museum
  Friends of Audubon Fall Ride
  Atalaya tour
  Wild Weekends at the Environmental Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park
  Little Clemson Theatre: Blithe Spirit
15
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Any Way You Wanna Shake It - Exhibit
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Friends of Audubon Fall Ride
  A World of Readers:Thomas L. Johnson Collection at Pickens Co. Museum
  Polly Gaillard - Framing Family at Pickens County Museum
  Atalaya tour
16
  Any Way You Wanna Shake It - Exhibit
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Polly Gaillard - Framing Family at Pickens County Museum
  A World of Readers:Thomas L. Johnson Collection at Pickens Co. Museum
  Friends of Audubon Fall Ride
  Atalaya tour
  Storytime in the Gardens
17
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Any Way You Wanna Shake It - Exhibit
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Polly Gaillard - Framing Family at Pickens County Museum
  A World of Readers:Thomas L. Johnson Collection at Pickens Co. Museum
  Friends of Audubon Fall Ride
  Atalaya tour
  Cypress Farmers Market Days
18
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Any Way You Wanna Shake It - Exhibit
  Euphoria Greenville
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Friends of Audubon Fall Ride
  Polly Gaillard - Framing Family at Pickens County Museum
  A World of Readers:Thomas L. Johnson Collection at Pickens Co. Museum
  Atalaya tour
  Jazz On The Alley
19
  Euphoria Greenville
  Any Way You Wanna Shake It - Exhibit
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Polly Gaillard - Framing Family at Pickens County Museum
  A World of Readers:Thomas L. Johnson Collection at Pickens Co. Museum
  Festival of Quilts
  Friends of Audubon Fall Ride
  Atalaya tour
  2014 Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays
  Main Street Fridays
  The Silver Dollar Music Hall Friday Night Bluegrass
20
  Euphoria Greenville
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Any Way You Wanna Shake It - Exhibit
  Wagener Polo – Holly Tractor 6 goal
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Beach Sweep/River Sweep - Santee NW Refuge
  South Fork of the Edisto River Trip
  Hunting and Fishing Day at The World of Energy
  Festival of Quilts
  Polly Gaillard - Framing Family at Pickens County Museum
  A World of Readers:Thomas L. Johnson Collection at Pickens Co. Museum
  Friends of Audubon Fall Ride
  26th Annual International Coastal Cleanup /River
  Bike with a Ranger
  Manning Farmers Market Day
  Atalaya tour
  Make New Friends 5K
  Seneca Family Restaurant Cruize-In
21
  Euphoria Greenville
  Any Way You Wanna Shake It - Exhibit
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Memory Ride Hunter Show
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Polly Gaillard - Framing Family at Pickens County Museum
  A World of Readers:Thomas L. Johnson Collection at Pickens Co. Museum
  Friends of Audubon Fall Ride
  Atalaya tour
  Wild Weekends at the Environmental Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park
  Sunday Polo
22
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Any Way You Wanna Shake It - Exhibit
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  A World of Readers:Thomas L. Johnson Collection at Pickens Co. Museum
  Polly Gaillard - Framing Family at Pickens County Museum
  Atalaya tour
23
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Any Way You Wanna Shake It - Exhibit
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Polly Gaillard - Framing Family at Pickens County Museum
  A World of Readers:Thomas L. Johnson Collection at Pickens Co. Museum
  Atalaya tour
  Storytime in the Gardens
24
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Any Way You Wanna Shake It - Exhibit
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  A World of Readers:Thomas L. Johnson Collection at Pickens Co. Museum
  Polly Gaillard - Framing Family at Pickens County Museum
  Atalaya tour
  Cypress Farmers Market Days
25
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Any Way You Wanna Shake It - Exhibit
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Polly Gaillard - Framing Family at Pickens County Museum
  A World of Readers:Thomas L. Johnson Collection at Pickens Co. Museum
  Jazz On The Alley
26
  Any Way You Wanna Shake It - Exhibit
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  A World of Readers:Thomas L. Johnson Collection at Pickens Co. Museum
  Polly Gaillard - Framing Family at Pickens County Museum
  Main Street Fridays
  2014 Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays
  Festival of the Woods
  The Silver Dollar Music Hall Friday Night Bluegrass
27
  National Hunting and Fishing Day
  Second Chance Animal Shelter & Thrift Store 8th Annual Golf Classic
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Hunter Education & Safety class
  Any Way You Wanna Shake It - Exhibit
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  A World of Readers:Thomas L. Johnson Collection at Pickens Co. Museum
  Polly Gaillard - Framing Family at Pickens County Museum
  Bowie Old Farm Day
  Manning Farmers Market Day
  National Museum Day at Oconee Heritage Center
  Last Saturday at the Park
  Sunset Hike with a Ranger
28
  Any Way You Wanna Shake It - Exhibit
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Wagener Polo at Fox Nation
  A World of Readers:Thomas L. Johnson Collection at Pickens Co. Museum
  Polly Gaillard - Framing Family at Pickens County Museum
  Wild Weekends at the Environmental Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park
  Sunday Polo
29
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Any Way You Wanna Shake It - Exhibit
  Polly Gaillard - Framing Family at Pickens County Museum
  A World of Readers:Thomas L. Johnson Collection at Pickens Co. Museum
  Atalaya tour
30
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  S.C. Foothills Heritage Fair
  A World of Readers:Thomas L. Johnson Collection at Pickens Co. Museum
  Polly Gaillard - Framing Family at Pickens County Museum
  Atalaya tour
  Storytime in the Gardens
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A Message from the SCNBTA President:

In South Carolina, estimates are that outdoor recreation, including fishing, hunting, camping, bird watching, hiking and boating, generates over $18 billion in consumer spending, 4.7 billion in direct wages and $1 billion in state and local tax revenue! In short, outdoor recreation is a larger and more critical sector of the American economy than a lot of people realize. I have seen firsthand, through the connections in this association, that this field creates diverse jobs in marketing, sales, land management, guiding services and the list goes on in both the public and private service sectors.

Nature-based tourism focuses on visiting, appreciating and learning about natural and cultural resources. South Carolina is perfectly poised as a superb nature-travel destination. We are blessed with a diversity and richness of these resources. These resources also constitute a precious heritage that must be conserved and sustained. At the same time, we cannot afford the luxury of removing these resources entirely from economic use. Communities, resource managers and the tourism industry in SC have the opportunity to integrate the use and conservation of these resources, as we continue to develop the nature-based tourism industry.  The challenge is to seek a balance with resource conservation and the use for economic benefit. We all have a critical role to play and we need to work together to accomplish mutually agreed upon goals with innovative thinking!
The start of the New Year is a great time for identifying needs, opportunities and trends within the SC nature-based industry, primarily through ongoing open communication with our members and their respective communities. We need to continue to invest in South Carolina’s network of lands and waterways, so that we may protect and enhance the outdoor experiences for the benefit of all. Not only does this type of investment provide fantastic experiences for our visitors and residents alike, it also benefits the hundreds of businesses, communities and families whose livelihoods depend on the outdoor recreation economy.

Beyond the excitement of our annual conference, our on-going efforts with workshops and at trade shows where we provide resources, education, interaction, mentoring and networking opportunities for all members…..What is it that you need from the SCNBTA? What is it you have to offer? Please consider sharing your talents, needs, thoughts and ideas with any of the officers or board members. Please remember that the SCNBTA can only be what we make it!

People are thankful for the jobs we do and some even realize what we already know – that we are often, the first line of defense for our cultural and natural resources in the state of South Carolina. The work we do throughout the year, day after day, ensures that future generations will have the same, if not better, opportunities to enjoy the state - all the way from the mountains to the sea! I am thankful to have the chance to continue to evolve and improve the maturation of the S.C. Nature-Based Tourism Association.

Sincerely,
Kristina Wheeler
SCNBTA President

 

 


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