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Wed, May 15



2024 Spring Quarterly Meeting

Join your fellow Master Naturalists at Oldfield for potluck and to hear Chris Kehrer speak about marine invertebrates.

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2024 Spring Quarterly Meeting
2024 Spring Quarterly Meeting

Time & Location

May 15, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Okatie, 118 Oldfield Way, Okatie, SC 29909, USA


About the Event

Come join Low Country Master Naturalists at the Spring Quarterly Meeting!

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 15th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.

WHERE: Outfitters Pavilion at Oldfield Club at 118 Oldfield Way in Okatie (off route 170).

Tell the gate you are going to the Outfitters Pavilion.

While there is no charge for this meeting, please RSVP by May 12th.

This meeting will be limited to the first 60 members who register due to indoor seating capacity.

A wait list will be generated, so please contact Hilary Gallop at if you register and then need to cancel.

Our presenter will be Chris Kehrer from the Port Royal Sound Foundation.

Chris Kehrer (Key+rare) was raised in the Lowcountry surrounded by salt marshes. He attributes this

early exposure to his lifelong passion for the outdoors and wildlife. He attended the University of South

Carolina in Beaufort, pursuing a BS in Biology. While at USCB he was a research assistant in Dr. Eric

Montie’s marine toxicology and acoustic lab and an intern at Waddell Mariculture Center. Chris has

been with the Port Royal Sound Foundation for the past 9 years filling various roles as Naturalist,

Education Coordinator, Operations coordinator, and now Science Program Manager where he strives to

expose the beauty of our natural world to anyone with the patience to listen.

Chris will present - "Marine Invertebrates Everywhere!" Salt marshes are considered one of the most productive ecosystems in the world, come and explore the diversity that marine invertebrates display in our local waterways. From crabs to sponges learn about the abundance, diversity, and importance of these often unseen communities.

An optional river cruise aboard the Oldfeild Belle is available at 4:30pm. Please see separate event registration here to sign up. There is a $15 per person fee for the cruise.

The meeting schedule will be as follows:

4:30-5:30 River Cruise aboard the Oldfield Belle

5:30-6:00 Meet and Greet

6:00-6:45 Potluck supper

6:45-7:00 President’s Message

7:00-8:00 Presentation by Chris Kehrer

Dinner:  Potluck (please bring enough to serve 6-8).

If your last name starts with:

A - H Sides

I -  Q  Main Dish

R - Z  Dessert

GO GREEN!  Please bring the beverage of your choice and your reusable dinnerware.

Questions?  Contact Hilary Gallop at

You must pay your dues in order to participate in LCMNA events. To pay your dues, log onto and click the “pay dues” button on the home page to pay via PayPal or Credit Card  (you don’t need an account to do this).

Want to pay by check? Mail to:

LCMNA, 40 Mobley Oaks Ln, Okatie, SC 29909.

If you have completed and reported your 30 volunteer hours for 2023, there will be a table where you can have your jewel installed.  Click here to go to the Clemson Volunteer Database and log your hours.

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