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Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week October 12th - 18th at Cape Romain NWR


America celebrates National Wildlife Refuge Week October 12 - 18, 2014. On Saturday, October 18th, programs are offered at the Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center and on Bulls Island to celebrate our wildlife and wild lands. Get outside and enjoy fishing, guided walks and tours on your refuge!


Boneyard Beach Sunrise Photography Tour on Bulls Island, October 18th- 5:45 am


Naturalist Guided Walk on Bulls Island, October 18th- 12:30 am


Sewee Pond Open for Fishing, October 18th- 9:00 am

Red Wolf Feeding and Program, October 18th- 11:00am


Historic Lighthouse Tour November 16th 11:30 - 4:30 p.m.



For Details see our Events Page


Red wolf pup Jewell has vet checkup Red Wolves at Home at the Sewee Center!

The Sewee Center is home for four endangered Red wolves. Two sisters arrived at the Center from the Salisbury Zoological Park on November 1, 2012. Growing up at the Salisbury Zoological Park, MD, the endangered siblings don't shy away from admiring viewers. On May 21, 2013 a male and female arrived from the captive facility at Alligator River NWR. The male sired six pups at the Sewee Center on April 8, 2014. Two male pups remain at the Sewee Center and are growing by leaps and bounds each day. Call the Sewee Center at 843.928.3368 or visit for updated information on the pups. With a population of approximately 300, the Red wolf is one of the most endangered animals in the world today.

Red wolf pup Jewell.
Credit: Karen Soltis


Red Wolf Pups Born at Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center


Red Wolf pups at Sewee Center. Credit: Raye Nilius/USFWS Great News! On April 8th, the captive breeding female, fondly known as "Lilly", gave birth to six pups of which four survived. The Sewee Center is excited to announce that two endangered Red Wolf pups are thriving!


  See the Sewee Events page for detailed information on these and other events scheduled in October and November.







  Image of Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center. Credit: Tricia Lynch/ USFWS
  Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center. Credit: Tricia Lynch/USFWS

See! Touch! Hear! Experience the unique heritage and natural history of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Jointly operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service,the Sewee Center showcases the valuable ecosystems of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and the Francis Marion National Forest and provides educational opportunities
and a pleasant experience for all ages.

What the Center Offers:

  • Exhibits featuring forest to sea ecosystems
  • Live endangered red wolf viewing area with interpretive panels
  • Classroom and laboratory designed for lectures and hands-on experiments
  • Recreation Information Center
  • Book sales outlet
  • Auditorium - an orientation film introduces you to the Forest and Refuge
  • Nature trail - a one mile loop trail encompasses the pond, red wolf enclosure and wooded area surrounding the Center



South Carolina Lowcountry Refuges Complex - News from "Life in the Wild" in Volume 6!

Life in the Wild is the newsletter for the Cape Romain, Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin, Santee and Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuges. With over 115,240 acres, these unique public lands encompass pristine barrier island beaches, rich salt marsh estuary and riverine ecosystems, and forested freshwater wetlands. Learn about how we manage these special areas for wildlife and people in our Life in the Wild Newsletters. Get Outside! Our latest edition, Volume 6, highlights recreational activities to be enjoyed on the Lowcountry refuges. Whether it be hunting, fishing, birding and other wildlife watching, or just being "out there", there's many opportunities for you to connect with nature. View the newsletter and earlier editions by clicking on the links below. Want to read the newsletter like a magazine online? If so, visit Enjoy!


Last updated: October 10, 2014
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