Welcome to the Sewee Center
Forest Service Recreation Community Meeting! Saturday August 16th 10am - 1pm
Join the Forest Service at the Center for a Community conversation about our public lands and recreation opportunities on Saturday, August 16th from 10am - 1pm. On the agenda for discussion will be potential Wilderness areas and Wild and Scenic River designations. Bring the kids! Children's activities will be available during the meeting.
Boneyard Beach Photography Tour on Bulls Island, September 13th- 5:15 am
Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Cape Romain! This pre-dawn excursion takes you through the winding creeks and bays of the refuge to Bulls Island where you will travel safari-style to the spectacular Boneyard Beach, one of the most photographed beaches on the east coast. Along the way and on the beach enjoy the birding and other wildlife, island exploration and beachcombing. The tour is $40 per person. Register with Coastal Expeditions at 843.884.7684 or visit www.coastalexpeditions.com.com
Credit: Olga Caballero
Historic Lighthouse Tour September 14th 9:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Explore two 1800's lighthouses on Cape Romain's Lighthouse Island. The tour begins at the Sewee Visitor Center at 9:30 a.m. for a historic presentation on the lights and lightkeepers. Following the tour, caravan to McClellanville to board the Coastal Expeditions ferry for an estuary cruise through the refuge wilderness. The tour is $45 per person. Register with Coastal Expeditions at 843.884.7684 or visit www.bullsislandferry.com.
|Lighthouse Island. Credit: Ben Sumrell|
|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 facebook.com/caperomain 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
|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 August and September.|
|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
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 Issuu.com. Enjoy!