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Callawassie Island

Okatie, SC
City or Town
Population: 800
Certified | Active
Certified Since:1/1/2006

Callawassie Island is part of South Carolina's Low Country. It is a sea island, protected from the Atlantic by the larger barrier island, Hilton Head Island. Callawassie Island is a gated community, surrounded by marshes teeming with shorebirds. Inland lagoons are inhabited by American alligators, bald eagles nest in residents' trees and wood storks can be seen on the golf course. The island's Ecology Committee led the efforts for certification and is responsible for many educational and community-wide efforts on behalf of wildlife.


My Certified Wildlife Habitats

6/25/2021-12/31/2021
10 Habitats

My Annual Re-Certification Points

100% Complete
30 / 30

Community Spotlight

Butterfly Garden

The Butterfly Garden was recently renovated with more pollinator-friendly plantings.

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2019 Audubon Bird Count

The Christmas Bird Count was conducted on December 17, 2019 with many volunteer counters. 74 species were recorded with 1,208 birds counted.



Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail

Our Garden has qualified as a Rosalynn Carter Butterfly trail for Monarch and Swallowtail butterfles.



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