Some fun outdoor activities to consider in the upcoming months

Summer is coming to an end and cooler weather is headed our way but that doesn’t mean the outdoor activities must come to an end.  It means they might just be that much more enjoyable.  Stay active and get active.  Have you heard about the Mount Pleasant Land Conservancy?  They are an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit urban land trust, supported entirely by individual/business donations, grants, sponsorships, and special events.  Their mission….to enhance the quality of life in Charleston County by preserving natural spaces within its urban and rural communities.

This organization not only does great work but they hold great fundraising events.  What’s coming up you ask, lot’s of exciting events so get out your calendars:

Open House at Palmetto Brewing:  What better way to spend a Wednesday evening than sipping delicious local beer, listening to great live music, hanging out with your friends, and supporting your favorite local land conservancy!   Head down to Palmetto Brewing on Wednesday, September 26th from 6-8 pm. Just $10 gets you in the door, including a souvenir pint glass, 4 beer samples, and a tour of the oldest brewery in SC.  100% of proceeds go to Mount Pleasant Land Conservancy.

Shem Creek KayakingEnjoy a beautiful, naturalist-guided paddle in Shem Creek and Charleston Harbor amongst the dolphins, pelicans, and shrimp boats.  The date is October 6th, you pick your paddle time.  Thanks to the generosity of Nature Adventures Outfitters, all proceeds will be donated to the MPLC!

Golden Nugget Paddle n’ PartyJoin Half Moon Outfitters and the Mount Pleasant Land Conservancy, November 4th from 2p-6p for a SUP Race and Party on the Creek. The event will feature a SUP race during the party, Palmetto Breeze catamaran tours, live music by Minimum Wage, great food and beverages, and a silent auction.

Marsh View Trail:  Looking for something FREE take a few hours out of your day and check out the Marsh View Trail in Mt. Pleasant.  This is a publicly-accessible 0.25 mile nature walk across a 57 acre conservation easement held by MPLC.  Just recently the MPLC built a butterfly garden on this property so don’t leave your camera behind.  The property sits behind the Mount Pleasant Waterworks Operations Center, 1619 Rifle Range Rd. Parking is available on the road between the MPW Operations Center and the Joe Gawrych Baseball Complex. Turn off Rifle Range Rd onto Fred McKay Way and follow the signs for the Dog Park and Marsh View Trail. Access is available during daylight hours.

Come join us for some of these exciting events.  All of their events include fun and many include activity outdoors.  It’s great way to spend a few hours out of your day.  If you are interested in more information; or maybe other fundraisers they have had, land that they have helped preserve or you would like to volunteer some time, become a member or just donate go to


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