Get an insider’s view of Congaree National Park with a man who’s spent 40 years exploring its secrets! Join special guest and Congaree expert John Cely and The Nature Conservancy’s coastal and Midlands conservation director, David Bishop, Ph.D., for an easy, two-mile hike through Congaree National Park.
We’ll gather at the Visitor Center at 10 a.m. and watch a short video on the history of the park. Then, with John as our guide, we’ll venture into the largest intact expanse of old growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the southeastern United States. Waters from the Congaree and Wateree Rivers sweep through the park, carrying nutrients that nourish national- and state-champion bald cypress trees. After the hike, we will gather at the covered picnic area for lunch, provided by TNC.
What to wear/bring: Comfortable walking shoes, layers, water bottle, hat and walking stick (optional).
Registration is required, no later than Dec. 6, 2019.