Bird Island

The Port Royal Sound is 1,600 pristine acres of water, marsh, and land.  It extends from the northern sea islands in Beaufort to the sparkling waves rippling onto the immaculate shoreline of Hilton Head Island. The Port Royal Sound is where brown pelicans dive for their favorite seafood meal to go, and bottlenose dolphins leap for joy. It is a spectacular design by nature of the Atlantic Ocean’s inland straights, creatively weaving like artwork through the Lowcountry.

The Port Royal Sound Foundation excels at education, conservation, and action to ensure our natural habitat lasts for generations. Their mission for living in harmony with the land unites the Lowcountry’s ancestral, natural, and historic resources that make up the Port Royal Sound system. 

From horseshoe crabs and alligators to visiting whales and manatees, the fascinating Lowcountry has a bucket load of discoveries, and The Maritime Center is overflowingMaritime Center with information. It is located on Highway 170 in Beaufort and has various intriguing presentations during Tuesday Talks and Webinars. Plus, expertly guided kayak tours and nature excursions offer hands-on learning adventures. The museum’s displays with sea treasures tell stories of past megalodon sharks, historical fossils, and present-day sea turtles, snakes, and tropical plants. 

March 31, 2023, is the grand opening of the Weezie Education Pavilion which offers stunning views of the sound and can accommodate large gatherings.

Recycled ArtRecycled Art  School-age children benefit from field trips and recycling art contests demonstrating how all living things are connected in our delicate ecosystem.

Students and adults in the Lowcountry have hope for a sound future because of the Port Royal Sound Foundation.

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Contributed by Janice Magnin

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