Pinckney Island NWR Programs and Accessibility Project
Pinckney Island NWR, located at the door step to Hilton Head Island, SC, is the most visited of the seven refuges in the Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex. It is a beautiful refuge for hiking, biking, and wildlife observation and photography. There is however, no automobile access to the refuge's miles of trails, which severely limits some visitors ability to explore this treasure right in our midst.
After discussion of this problem with the US F&WS, the Friends applied for and was awarded a generous grant from Community Foundation of the Lowcountry for Pinckney Island NWR Visitor Programs and Accessibility Project. This grant enabled the Friends to purchase a 15-seat electric shuttle, bicycles, binoculars, informational brochures, tables/chairs and improved signage that we could use to provide guided tours of Pinckney Island NWR to those who had limited mobility and difficulty exploring the island on foot.
The programs and services include:
Quick Links to Pinckney Island Programs and Accessibility Pages
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