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Lowcountry Lecture: Stewardship in the ACE Basin & Coastal Geology at Botany Bay
February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Blaik Keppler and Katie Luciano, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR)
The ACE Basin is named for the confluence of the Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto Rivers, and is renowned for its abundant marshes, rich cultural history, and forward-thinking land conservation strategy. The ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve, a joint SCDNR and NOAA program, provides research and monitoring, education and training, and stewardship in the ACE. Blaik Keppler, ACE Basin NERR Manager, will provide an overview of the Reserve and key activities that support stewardship of our coastal resources. Katie Luciano, a Coastal Geologist with SCDNR, will highlight geologic processes impacting Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve, an SCDNR-managed property in the ACE which is experiencing one of the most rapid rates of coastal erosion in South Carolina, and describe some of the features you’ll see on the Botany Bay field trip.