Protecting Our Island
Did You Know?

  • By 2050 our oceans are expected to contain more plastic than fish in weight.

  • Single-use plastic bags are found to be the most harmful to marine life. They are the primary source (next to ghost fishing gear) of entanglement and consumption, causing injury and death.

  • Nine million tons of plastic enters the ocean every year.

  • A single-use plastic bag has an average “working life” of 12 minutes.
Kiawah Art Guild Hosts Fine Art Show

Saturday, July 27 | 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Municipal Center (4475 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy)
Free Admission

The Kiawah Art Guild is hosting a fine art show this Saturday, July 27th, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Municipal Center. Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided. Eight members of the Kiawah Art Guild will display original representational and abstract paintings and all works will be for sale. This show is open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend. The Kiawah Art Guild was formed over 25 years ago. Its members, which number over forty, are artists that work with oil, acrylic, pastels, and watercolor and participate in local shows and charity fundraisers.
Please be aware that the next King Tide that could affect the island will occur July 30-August 3. The term "King Tide" is used to describe the highest seasonal tides that naturally occur each year. In some cases, they may barely even be noticed. In other cases, a King Tide may cause flooding of low-lying areas and disruption to normal daily routines. This is particularly true when a King Tide event coincides with significant precipitation because water drainage and runoff is impeded. 
Recycling & Solid Waste Reminders

Recycling and garbage must be inside their containers into order to ensure collection. Cardboard must be broken down and placed in the recycling container. Any cardboard, recycling or trash bags left outside of the container will not be collected.

Overflow garbage, recycling, and cardboard can be taken to the large capacity compactors at the Kestrel Court Recycling Center off of Sora Rail Road. This facility is easy to use. Simply place your material in the appropriate compactor and push the button. It does the work for you!

Recycling is collected island-wide every Wednesday, year-round. All recycling bins must be placed curbside by 7:00 a.m. except for backdoor service.

Garage collection takes place on either Monday or Tuesday depending on the street. Garbage must be out at the curb by 7:00 a.m. If you have backdoor service, please make sure cans are accessible. Find your day.
Planning News

The Town's Planning Director John Taylor Jr. was recently interviewed for the July edition of Planning Magazine for the article Office of One. Read it here.
Turtle Patrol Update
Current Nest Count: 530
Nesting Season: May - October
Hatching has begun!

Turtle Patrol loves to share the sea turtle experience with guests and residents. Find out more on tagging along or observing a nest inventory here. Check out all the pictures from this t urtle patrol season on our  Facebook  and   Instagram  accounts.

Nesting/Hatching Reminders
  • Keep artificial lights off the beach at night during nesting season – this includes beachfront property lights, flashlights and flash photography, which can disorient nesting mothers and hatchlings. May through October all outdoor lighting facing the beachfront should be turned off from 9:00 p.m. to dawn. Free red flashlight filters are available at the Municipal Center and the Nature Center.

  • Always observe from a distance. Harming or interfering with sea turtles or their nests is against the law.

  • Keep our beaches and ocean clean by avoiding single-use plastics. Plastic bags and balloons are among the most common trash items found on South Carolina beaches and can cause injury or death when marine life mistake them for food (SCDNR). Read about Kiawah's recent ban on single-use plastics here.
Changes to Arts Council Ticket System

The Arts Council has begun utilizing a new online-only ticket system. Learn More about this change. Kiawah property owners are invited to register here to receive their code for the 2019/2020 season to access certain events three days ahead of the public release.
Main Road Corridor Presentation
A Charleston County representative will be presenting the proposed improvements to the Main Road Corridor at the August 6 Town Council meeting held at 2:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend. Visit the project website
Kiawah Conservancy Summer  Education Programs

The Kiawah Conservancy invites you to join them for a series of free, family-friendly conservation education talks, Kiawah Turtle Patrol and Shorebird simulations, award-winning documentary shorts, guided nature walks, and more. These programs are sponsored by the Kiawah Conservancy, Town of Kiawah Island, and Kiawah Island Community Association.  Download the full schedule and program descriptions here . Space is limited . Reservations requested.

Upcoming Events
Next Event
Charleston Jazz Orchestra
All You Need is Love
Sunday, August 11 | 7:30 p.m.
East Beach Conference Center
Tickets: $25 Available now

Arts & Cultural Events Council – August 1 | 2:00 p.m.
Town Council Meeting – August 6 | 2:00 p.m.
Public Works Committee – August 12 | 10:00 a.m.
Public Safety Committee – August 14 | 2:00 p.m.
Board of Zoning Appeals – August 19 | 3:00 p.m.
Ways and Means Committee – August 27 | 2:00 p.m.
 * Meeting are subject to change

(843) 768-9166