The Friends group has received a $1500 grant from the Savannah Presbytery M. K. Pentecost Fund
to aid in feral hog control on Blackbeard island NWR. The feral hog population has recently increased on the island, threatening the vital sea turtle nesting beaches. The funds will be used to build and bait traps for the hogs.
The Friends thanks Mary Beene
, the Coordinator of the Fund for all her help, and her husband, Friends group member Eric Beene
, for informing us of the Grant opportunity.
To find out more about Fund, check out their website
or their facebook page