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SC Dept. of Natural Resources
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Wildwater Rafting Ltd
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Santee Cooper Country
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SC Wildlife Federation
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Upcountry South Carolina
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Florence SC CVB
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UPCOMING EVENTS
October 2014
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
28 29 30
1
  S.C. Foothills Heritage Fair
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  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
2
  S.C. Foothills Heritage Fair
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Atalaya tour
  Jazz On The Alley
3
  S.C. Foothills Heritage Fair
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Revolutionary War Weekend
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Atalaya tour
  Westminster Depot Cruise-In
4
  S.C. Foothills Heritage Fair
  Revolutionary War Weekend
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Meet A Master Gardener
  PSJ Aiken Fall Classic
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Spartanburg International Festival
  St. Mary’s Chocolate Festival
  Greer Station Oktoberfest
  Atalaya tour
  Oconee Appalachian Kids
  Atalaya tour
  Cruzin' on Main in Downtown Seneca, SC
5
  S.C. Foothills Heritage Fair
  Revolutionary War Weekend
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Wild Weekends at the Environmental Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park
  Sunday Polo
  Farm to Table Dinner and Tour
6
  Revolutionary War Weekend
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Atalaya tour
7
  Revolutionary War Weekend
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Atalaya tour
  Storytime in the Gardens
  Armadillos In South Carolina
8
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Atalaya tour
  Cypress Farmers Market Days
9
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  James Island Bird Walks at James Island County Park
  Atalaya tour
  Jazz On The Alley
10
  Fall for Greenville
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Atalaya tour
  Balloons Over Anderson Hot Air Balloon Festival
  Music on the Mountain at Table Rock
11
  Fall for Greenville
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Toys for Tots Cruise In
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Balloons Over Anderson Hot Air Balloon Festival
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Hitchcock Woods Field Trip
  Atalaya tour
  Atalaya tour
  Seneca Family Restaurant Jeep Nights
  Cheraw State Park Moonlight Canoe Float
  Oktoberfest Downtown Aiken
12
  Fall for Greenville
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Balloons Over Anderson Hot Air Balloon Festival
  Wild Weekends at the Environmental Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park
  Sunday Polo
13
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Atalaya tour
14
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Atalaya tour
  Storytime in the Gardens
15
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Atalaya tour
  Cypress Farmers Market Days
16
  Western Carolina State Fair
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Atalaya tour
  Jazz On The Alley
17
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Western Carolina State Fair
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Walhalla Oktoberfest
  New Ellenton Fall Trail Ride
  Atalaya tour
  Kraft Bierfest
18
  Walhalla Oktoberfest
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Western Carolina State Fair
  Paradise Farm Horse Trials
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  23rd Annual Day to Remember
  FRED Fall Orangeburg Membership Celebration
  "Home by the River"
  New Ellenton Fall Trail Ride
  Atalaya tour
  Rivers Bridge Battlefield Tour
  Atalaya tour
  Kraft Bierfest
  Seneca Family Restaurant Cruize-In
19
  Walhalla Oktoberfest
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Western Carolina State Fair
  23rd Annual Day to Remember
  New Ellenton Fall Trail Ride
  Wild Weekends at the Environmental Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park
  Atalaya tour
  Sunday Polo
20
  Western Carolina State Fair
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Atalaya tour
21
  Western Carolina State Fair
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Atalaya tour
  Storytime in the Gardens
22
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Western Carolina State Fair
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Atalaya tour
  Cypress Farmers Market Days
23
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Western Carolina State Fair
  Wagener Fox Nation 6 goal
  Fox Nation Classic 6 goal
  Jazz On The Alley
24
  Western Carolina State Fair
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Wagener Fox Nation 6 goal
  Fox Nation Classic 6 goal
25
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Western Carolina State Fair
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Wagener Fox Nation 6 goal
  Fox Nation Classic 6 goal
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Aiken Fall Steeplechase
  Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee
  Beyond the Gravestone: Hammond Cemetery Tour
26
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Fox Nation Classic 6 goal
  Wagener Fox Nation 6 goal
  Wild Weekends at the Environmental Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park
  Sunday Polo
27
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Fox Nation Classic 6 goal
  Wagener Fox Nation 6 goal
  Atalaya tour
28
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Wagener Fox Nation 6 goal
  Fox Nation Classic 6 goal
  Atalaya tour
  Storytime in the Gardens
29
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Wagener Fox Nation 6 goal
  Fox Nation Classic 6 goal
  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  Atalaya tour
  Cypress Farmers Market Days
30
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Fox Nation Classic 6 goal
  Wagener Fox Nation 6 goal
  Katydid Combined Driving Event
  Atalaya tour
  Jazz On The Alley
31
  Boo on Main
  Halloween On The Green
  Caesar's Head Hawk Watch
  Fisheagle Boat Tours
  Fox Nation Classic 6 goal
  Wagener Fox Nation 6 goal
  Katydid Combined Driving Event
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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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