Education and Outreach

Education and Outreach at the Pee Dee Land Trust has many facets.  Each spring and fall we offer a series of events to our members and to the general public.  The events include outdoor excursions, our popular Sportsmen’s Series, and more.  We also partner with local governments, educational institutions, businesses, and other nonprofits in the region to educate the public about the importance of conservation.

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Black Creek BioBlitz

In 2016, the Pee Dee Land Trust received funding from both NFWF/WF and Wells Fargo grants to establish the Black Creek BioBlitz program. This program is meant to engage youth throughout the community by becoming “citizen scientists” while surveying flora and fauna found at the Woods and Louise Macfarlan Dargan Preserve.

This program helped youth develop practical skills, such as collecting and analyzing data, as well as connect classrooms throughout the community via our BioBlitz website.  Additionally, this program to helped youth establish an appreciation of nature with a drive to protect our natural resources. By shaping our youth to be conservation-minded citizens, we can help ensure that we are doing our best to reach that goal. 

Although the formal BioBlitz program ended at the end of 2017, youth of all ages are welcome to join in this adventure! If you would like to help or you know someone else who would be interested in bringing youth groups to the preserve and become part of the BioBlitz community, please click HERE to learn more.
View more observations from Black Creek BioBlitz 2015-16 on » 


In fall 2011, we launched a website in collaboration with SCETV:  Designed as not only a classroom tool for middle school history teachers, the site is also useful for tourism as it promotes many of our region's treasures.  Click on the link above to visit the site.  We hope you enjoy it. 

Click below to learn more about our core Education and Outreach efforts.

Volunteer.  Want to do moreprotect the past and ensure the future of the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina?  Click here to learn about volunteer opportunities at PDLT.

Host a Meeting.  Have an opportunity for PDLT to come and speak to your civic group or club?  Want to gather a community of landowners to talk about landscape-scale conservation?  Click here to schedule a staff or board member to address your meeting about the organizations’ work.

Calendar of Events.  See a listing of the great upcoming events by clicking here.

In the News.  Click here to read recent news articles featuring the Pee Dee Land Trust.

Read our Newsletter.  Click here to read our past issues of From Oxbows to Tidal Flows, the biannual newsletter of the Pee Dee Land Trust.    To receive a copy of our current newsletter, click here

Join our Mailing List.  Sign up here to receive our “Conservation Observations” emails, featuring news and event information.  “Conservation Observations” is sent 2 to 3 times per month.

Picture Gallery.  View photographs from recent Pee Dee Land Trust events including the annual Oyster Roast at Hobcaw Barony, our summer gatherings, and the Sportsmen’s Series.

Pee Dee Land Trust has reprinted an updated copy of its Landowner Easement Guide thanks to the support of Duke Energy. This valuable resource is fully updated with 2015 tax guidelines on the state and federal level. Download a copy of our Guide to Land Protection and Conservation Easements