Supporters of St. Vincent NWR
Our friends group was established in 2007 to provide support for the St Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge.
It's nearly Island Time again!!
The St. Vincent Open House will be held on March 28. This annual event, hosted by the Supporters of St. Vincents, provides a day of easy access to the island for people to enjoy a full day of nature related activities and a glimpse of our unique island refuge. Transportation to and from the island is available on an hourly basis from the Indian Pass public boat ramp.
Guided tours and exhibits allow visitors to learn about the island's protected wildlife, diverse ecosystems and history. A truly wonderful day and setting to enjoy this unique, pristine, uninhabited island, part of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Talks and discussions will be provided by numerous volunteers from the SVI Supporters and various community organizations. The guided tours will be both walking and vehicular. Light snacks and bottled water will be available.
The event is free but donations are encouraged.
St Vincent Island Open House
Schedule of Events
Friday March 28, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
9:00 Visitors begin coming over
9:30 Wagon Tour J. Inzetta & D. Williams
Coastal Photo Walk Paul Phelps
9:45 Hiking Tour Jeff Strickland
10:00 Beach Walk Brad Smith
10:15 Birds of St. Vincent Walk Barry Kinzie
11:00 Wagon Tour P. Burgher & Shelley Stiaes
Beach Walk Trish Petrie
History Talk Carol Brown
Photographic Safari Paul Phelps
11:45 Hiking Tour Jeff Strickland
12:00 Birds Walk ANERR – M. Anderson
Beach Walk Brad Smith
12:15 Wagon Tour J. Inzetta & C. Brown
1:00 The Plants Around Us Denise Williams
Beach Walk Gloria Austin
1:15 Hiking Tour Jeff Strickland
Bird Walk Barry Kinzie
1:30 Wagon Tour D. Francisco & L. Luther
Some of last year's visitors during the Open House.
The group's mission is:
To support environmental activities that include education, recreation and increased understanding of the history and natural environment of the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge.
The group's goals are to:
- Increase public awareness of the Refuge
- Provide financial support to the Refuge
- Support Refuge projects
Would you like to join us?: