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August 25, 2012:
Town "Conservation Crawl" a big success!
There was strong turnout for the August 25, 2012 "Conservation Crawl," sponsored by Town of Sullivan's Island and the Mount Pleasant Land Conservancy - rain or shine!  The Conservation Crawl was a progressive educational event where participants would walk/bike/golf cart to three "stations" for conservation lectures and tours.

Event Photos (Pam Brooks, Photographer)
Hawk Release - Conservation Crawl 08252012          Soaring Hawk Conservation Crawl 08252012
Hawk Release - Feature Presentation by Sewee Center at the "Crawl"


Council & Group at Conservation Crawl 08252012

Mayor, Council and Mt. Pleasant Land Conservancy Members at the "Crawl"


Read below - Land Deed Restricted on May 23, 2012 the "venues" for the Conservation Crawl!

May 23, 2012:
Town of Sullivan's Island Conserves Marsh Views & Access for Current & Future Generations
Deed Restriction Signing Ceremony - Click for Press Release

                                                                              Kayaks at "Old Dump"
                                                               Kayaks at Station 19/Back Street ("Old Dump" lot)
                      Group Photo - Signing Ceremony on May 23, 2012                     Councilman Pat O'Neil at Conservation Signing Ceremony 5-23-2012
                             Group Photo, Signing Ceremony                      Councilman Pat O'Neil (center)

Click Here for Other News Coverage on this Milestone:
Mt. Pleasant Land Conservancy (Click)             Post & Courier News (Click)     Island Eye News (Click)

CLICK HERE to read Ordinance 2012-3: Ordinance placing two lots into deed restriction with Mt. Pleasant Land Conservancy (ratified by Town Council on May 15, 2012)
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Fire Department In the News - May 2012

Fire Chief Stith and SI Firefighters
Photograph by Glenn Barnette, Charleston Magazine, May 2012

Charlestonmag.com

Community: AllFired Up

WrittenBy Lauren Brooks Johnson

Photographsby Glenn Barnette

TheTown of Sullivan’s Island Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department boasts a64-year legacy and an annual fish fry to boot.

Whenan emergency call rings into the Town of Sullivan’s Island Fire and RescueStation, it might be a beach-going child who’s lost his parents, a car accidentalong Middle Street, a furious house fire, or a swimmer stranded on asandbar—the reasons for an alarm are always changing. But the army of volunteerresponders on the scene remains constant and has since the division began in1948. Sure, many have come and gone from the force (two original volunteers dostill “answer the radio and cook fish at the annual fry,” laughs 89-year-oldWilliam “Red” Wood), but the dedication in these comrades has stayed constant.They’re a bit like family that way.

Infact, the 41 businessmen, contractors, doctors, lawyers, and students whosupplement the squad’s paid staff have formed a sort of generational ladderover the last 64 years. Wood remembers boyhood rides with his uncle, avolunteer firefighter in North Charleston. Chief Anthony Stith followed in theboot steps of his father, the department’s first volunteer chief. And KevinTownsend, who watched an off-duty fireman perform CPR for more than an hourfollowing his father’s heart attack, eventually found purpose in the tragedy,recognizing his chance to help save others.

“WhenI began here, all of a sudden I had a second, third, and fourth father figure,”says Townsend, now volunteer president. Lucky for the Lowcountry, theseservicemen protect island residents as if they, too, were kin.

Andon June 30, from 5 to 8 p.m., locals have a chance to repay the favor at theannual fish fry. First held in 1949 to raise money for Wood’s wife’s aunt aftershe suffered a brain aneurysm, the event now takes place at Middle Street’sFish Fry Shack the last Saturday of every June and garners funds for newequipment and vehicle maintenance. Find details at www.sullivansisland-sc.com.

EVENT INFO: 5-8PM, Saturday, June 30, 2012: SI Fire & Rescue Fish Fry, Under the "Big Tin" (Fish Fry Shack, next to Fort Moultrie)

$5/plate for fried fish, puppies and fixins' (hot dogs available for non-fish eaters). Highlights include Jump Castle and live band/

Tickets available at Fire Department, Town Hall, Piggly Wiggly (Sea Island Shopping Center, Mt. Pleasant) and Simmons Seafood

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