COLUMBIA, SC — Join Congaree Land Trust (CLT) for this year’s Fall Celebration— Paddle and Pickin’ on the Broad River—on Sunday, November 10th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. An annual event, Fall Celebration is a chance for the entire family to get outside and experience first-hand the benefits of local land conservation, while supporting the work of the Congaree Land Trust.
The event will be held on the Broad River at two beautiful private lands— the Reserve and Palmetto Roost— both situated on a stunning stretch of the Broad River, right across from the Harbison State Forest. Open to the public, attendees will have the opportunity to explore these natural settings and engage in an array of outdoor programming designed to highlight and celebrate the local ecosystems and biodiversity along the Broad River.
Enjoy live music from local band Weevil Empire and a BBQ lunch from Hometeam BBQ—Columbia, while partaking in outdoor recreation and fun activities for all ages!
Activities will include:
· Paddling the Broad River with RiverRunner Outdoor Center (or BYOKayak/Canoe!)
· Nature Hike with Master Naturalist John Cely
· Fly Casting and Fly Tying Demos from Saluda River Trout Unlimited
· Autumn Wild Edibles Walk with Permaculturalists Matt Kipp & Emily McCravy
· Gravel Ride by Midlands SORBA (BYO-Bike and helmet)
· Retriever Dog Demos by Palmetto Gun Dogs
· Kids Village with interactive programs by Carolina Wildlife Center, plus field games, conservation crafts + fun!
The Broad River is critical to the health and economic well-being of the citizens in central SC. Join CLT to celebrate the conservation of an important watershed, ecosystem and wildlife habitat, and help benefit efforts to conserve local lands that enhance our way of life in the Midlands!
Adult Ticket (18 and up): $25
Junior Ticket (ages 6 – 17): $12
Kids 5 and under are FREE!
Register for tickets by visiting our website www.congareelt.org/#events
Buy tickets by Oct. 21st to be automatically entered into our raffle to win a prize from Mast General Store, F2T Productions, OR Half-Moon Outfitters.
This event is made possible by the generosity of our sponsors: AllState The Laney Agency, Inc.; Haynsworth, Sinkler and Boyd, P.A.; Kirk Commercial Construction; and Vertical Roots, as well as Milliken Forestry Company, Inc.; Scott and Company, LLC; and Well Fargo Bank. BBQ lunch is supported in part by Hometeam BBQ and Vertical Roots.
About Congaree Land Trust: The Congaree Land Trust (CLT) was founded in 1992 by seven individuals committed to conserving the natural and scenic lands in central South Carolina. Since CLT’s inception, over 77,000 acres have been conserved, representing over 160 individual properties of priority conservation land across 14 counties. Conservation easements help protect the natural areas that fuel our state’s natural resource-based economy and define our way of life. Learn more at congareelt.org.
–Erin Eisele, Congaree Land Trust