Bluebird Nesting Box Program
Last week, our wildlife biologists began building bluebird boxes to replace roughly 200 boxes that are currently placed around the island as a part of the Town's Bluebird Nesting Box Program. Approximately 100 boxes are being built this year and another 100 boxes next year. Bluebirds prefer open habitats which are limited on Kiawah with exception to the marsh and golf courses. Bluebirds are cavity nesters and will make their nest in old woodpecker holes but in the absence of these cavities, they will nest in nest boxes placed in the proper habitat. The nest boxes provide an artificial nesting cavity for bluebirds and other cavity-nesting birds such as Carolina Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, and Carolina Wrens. A dedicated group of volunteers monitors and maintains detailed records of nesting success each year on the grounds of all five Kiawah golf courses, Night Heron Park, and The Sanctuary,
New Compactors Installed at Kestrel Court
The Town has recently installed new compactors to the Kestrel Court Recycling Center in order to keep the site cleaner and accommodate the use of our residents. Containers are materials specific. Check out our short informational video  here.
Audubon Society Article Feature

The Town’s Wildlife department was featured this month by the National Audubon Society in an article highlighting the geolocators research project on Painted Buntings. Read it below.
Bobcat Symposium - Additional Showtime Added
The Mystery and the Magic of Bobcats
Tues. March 26, 2019
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (5 spots remaining)
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Full)
The Sandcastle

Experience the mystery and magic of Kiawah's bobcats at the Kiawah Conservancy's 5th annual symposium. Hear from guest speakers: Shane Roberts, Jim Jordan, Jim Chitwood, and Cynthia Neal. See our newest documentary film on Kiawah's bobcats and get your questions answered. Seating is limited. Reserve your space today by calling 843-768-2029 or email
Sponsored by: Town of Kiawah Island
State Accommodations Tax Applications  
The Town of Kiawah Island State Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm to consider new applications for funding for fiscal year 2019-2020. The meeting will be held at the Municipal Center in Council Chambers. Applications must be received by noon on March 22, 2019. More information
Turtle Patrol Kick Off Meeting 

The Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol will hold their annual preseason meeting on Tuesday, April 15, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at The Sandcastle. If you are interested in volunteering, this is a perfect time to come and see what it's all about. For more information on Turtle Patrol, email Lynne Sager at
Seasonal Leash Ordinance Reminder

As a reminder, March 16 - October 31 dogs must be on a leash at all times on the beach from the western Critical Habitat Area (near Be achwalker County Park) to the eastern boundary of the Beach Club. Electronic leashes are prohibited.

Beach Areas defined: 
  • Critical Habitat Area: Dogs are prohibited at all times.

  • Dog Use Area:  Allows dogs off leash year-round located between the eastern boundary of the Beach Club and the Ocean Course pedestrian access from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dogs must be leashed from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

  • Remainder (Seasonal): March 16 - October 31: Dogs must be on a leash at all times from the western Critical Habitat Area (near Beachwalker County Park) to the eastern boundary of the Beach Club. November 1 - March 15:  Dogs are allowed to be off leash from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. everywhere on the beach except in the critical habitat area. Dogs must be leashed from 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.* 

* Off-leash Stipulations:  
The owner must remain with their dog, have the dog under control, and have a leash in their possession in the event that there is a need to leash their dog, or if requested. Electronic leashes are prohibited.
Leash ordinances are enforced by Beach Patrol and/or Town Code Enforcement officers who are authorized to ticket offenders including fines up to $465. Anyone experiencing problems regarding noncompliance should notify the Town immediately. Beach incidents should be reported to Beach Patrol at 843-518-2880. Incidents that occur off the beach should be reported to Code Enforcement at 843-768-9166.
The new 2019 Charleston Area Visitors Guides are available now at Kiawah's very own Charleston Visitors Center located inside the Municipal Center (4475 Betsy Kerrison Drive). Get your guide today!

Skip the hustle and bustle of downtown and get your guests tour and attraction tickets right here on Kiawah. For more information, call Nay Middleton at 843-768-5116.
T he Charleston Area Visitors Bureau has something new just for locals, including special offers on area tours, attractions, and restaurants. Get to know the wonderful place where you live and show off your new hometown to friends and family when they come to visit. Visit t oday and start planning!
Next Event
Fernando & Luis Costa
Sunday, March 31, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Church of Our Saviour
Ways and Means Committee – March 26 | 2:00 p.m.
Arts Council Board - April 1 | 10:00 a.m.
Town Council – April 2 | 2:00 p.m. Live Stream Available
Arts & Cultural Events Council – April 4 | 2:00 p.m.
Public Works Committee – April 8 | 10:00 a.m.
Public Safety Committee – April 10 | 2:00 p.m.
SATAX Committee – April 11 | 1:00 p.m.
Board of Zoning Appeals – April 16 | 3:00 p.m.
CERT Team – April 17 | 3:00 p.m.
Ways and Means Committee – April 23 | 2:00 p.m.
 * Meeting are subject to change

(843) 768-9166
4475 Betsy Kerrison Parkway
Kiawah Island, South Carolina 29455