2010 Events

Paddle 'n Party on Shem Creek - October 16th

The first annual Paddle 'n Party on Shem Creek consisted of four guided kayak trips, thanks to the incredible generosity of Nature Adventures Outfitters. Throughout the day, paddlers could drop into the Post Paddle Party at the Lighthouse on the Creek for live music, oysters, BBQ, and beer. Half Moon Outfitters added to the fun with their “Golden Nugget” 5K SUP Race on Shem Creek at 4pm. Proceeds from the race were donated to the MPLC. The music lineup included: Colleen Yost/Aaron Levy, The Ware Shoals Boys, The Doldrums, Blue Spartina, Will Lewis and Friends, Joal Rush, and Stained Glass Wall.

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Shipyard Shindig: Heart of Oak Benefit - May 22nd

The Heart of Oak Benefit "Shipyard Shindig" was a joint fundraiser between the SC Maritime Foundation and the Mount Pleasant Land Conservancy. It was held May 22, 2010 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Hobcaw Shipyard, a National Register of Historic Places property. The free festival was the first time the tall ship Spirit of South Carolina was open to the public in Mount Pleasant. There was also live music, food and beverages, maritime historians, children's activities, a tree sale, and complimentary boat rides along the scenic Wando River.

The music lineup included: Corey Webb's Symphony for the Fun of It, Miriam Allen and the Passionistas, Danielle Howle and John Lee, Whisper Jets, and Rev Palmer and the Messengers of Hope.

EcoSpiel I - February 27th

The inaugural EcoSpiel was a huge success thanks to Water's Edge Restaurant and the more than 50 attendees. All sorts of wonderful folks came to discuss the preservation of East Cooper’s natural character through land conservation and other sustainable living measures. This was an opportunity to network with like-minded community members and to hear brief presentations from local groups and businesses focused on the future of the natural environment in East Cooper. We heard from the SEWEE Association, Green Roof Outfitters, DwellSmart, SC Green Fair, and the Sustainable Warehouse.

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