Sea Islands Christmas Bird Count Summary
The 8th annual Sea Islands Christmas Bird Count occurred on January 4 with participants on Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, John’s Island, Wadmalaw Island and Deveaux Bank. Participants recorded 16,570 individual birds and 155 different species.  Kiawah Island recorded 7,324 individuals of the 127 species. Seabrook Island (including the Freshfields territory) reported 2,988 individuals of 116 species. John’s Island documented 3,482 individuals of 100 species, Wadmalaw Island had 2,259 individuals of 80 species, and Deveaux Bank noted 517 individuals of 31 species.

Each island reported unique species for this year’s count. Kiawah was the only island that had Redhead, Surf Scoter, Black Scoter, Sora, American Coot, Parasitic Jaeger, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Red-throated Loon, Northern Gannet, American Bittern, Reddish Egret, Northern Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, Prairie Warbler, Field Sparrow, and Dark-eyed Junco. Seabrook Island recorded   Read more
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
Bobcat GPS Research Project Update  

Bobcat trapping for the 2019 season began on February 5. Biologists have captured and collared three bobcats so far. Bobcat 300 (Adult Female 14 lb) was captured near Beachwalker County Park. Bobcat 200 (Adult Male 18 lb, 7 oz) was captured in The Preserve. Bobcat 300 & 200 are first time captures. Bobcat 250 (Adult female 13 lb, 7 oz) was captured near Beachwalker County Park. Bobcat 250 was first captured in 2017 near Parkside Villas as Bobcat 950. W atch where the bobcats travel on our GPS tracking map! To learn more about the GPS study visit our research page. Our Bobcats are never harmed in the capturing/collaring process.
Bobcat 300
Bobcat 200
Bobcat 250

Increase in Law Enforcement Coverage

Beginning in March, the Charleston County Sherriff's Office (CCSO) will permanently assign four full time, experienced deputies to Kiawah. These deputies will cover the first shift, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. They will be fully equipped and in marked vehicles. The Town will compensate the CCSO for this added level of coverage, just as the Town has done in the past with supplemental deputies. Read more on the background of this change here
Brown Trash & Hazardous Waste Collection | Friday, March 1
All brown trash must be placed on the curb by 7:00 a.m. to ensure collection. Hazardous Waste cannot be placed at the curb and must be brought to the Municipal Center (4475 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy.) for disposal between 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. For larger items such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc., please call Carolina Waste at 843-576-1100 to schedule a pickup at an additional cost.  Not sure what classifies? click here
Bobcat Symposium
The Kiawah Conservancy presents the 5 th Annual Symposium The Mystery and Magic of Bobcats on Tuesday, March 26 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Sandcastle. Limited seating. Register to attend at kiawahconservancy.org or by calling 843-768-2029. Sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Island. 

Next Event
Herring Chamber Ensemble
Sunday, February 24, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Church of Our Saviour
Tickets available here
Arts & Cultural Events Planning Session  - February 21 | 9:00 a.m.
Board of Zoning Appeals  - February 25 | 3:00 p.m.
Ways and Means Committee  - February 26 | 2:00 p.m.
 Town Council Meeting – March 5 | 2:00 p.m.
Planning Commission – March 6 | 3:00 p.m.
Arts & Cultural Events Planning Session – March 7 | 2:00 p.m.
Public Works Committee – March 11 | 10:00 a.m.
Environmental Committee – March 12 | 2:00 p.m.
Public Safety Committee – March 13 | 2:00 p.m.
Board of Zoning Appeals – March 18 | 3:00 p.m.
Ways and Means Committee – March 26 | 2:00 p.m.

 * Meeting are subject to change





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