Student working to restore Colleton waterfowl group association
by The Press and Standard | April 12, 2019 5:00 pm
Last Updated: April 10, 2019 at 3:29 pm
Local teen Ethan Bryan is the new chairman who has been working to restore the Colleton County S.C. Waterfowl Association Chapter.
The SCWA is a non-profit organization established to increase waterfowl numbers (especially wood ducks in the state.) The SCWA also raises money annually to send kids to Camp Woodie.
Ethan graduated from Colleton County High School in 2018 with honors and is currently attending USC Beaufort, where he is majoring in biology with a focus on coastal ecology and wildlife management. His education will provide the tools he needs to successfully manage the wood duck population in Colleton County and show him what steps he needs to take to ensure waterfowl for future generations to come.
The main goals for the Colleton County SCWA chapter is to get wood duck boxes up, manage and maintain them and send several kids to Camp Woodie in the fall. While at Camp Woodie, the youth learn about conservation and are taught how to waterfowl hunt with a big emphasis on safety.
The chapter will hold a fundraising turkey shoot on April 19 at Smoaks Hunting Club (corner of Beaver Pass Road and Lowcountry Highway) starting at 6 p.m. For information, please contact Ethan, 843-542-4623, or Jim Bryan at 843-908-4338.
This chapter is in the beginning stages of being restored and is looking for sponsors and volunteers. The money raised will be used to buy the materials needed to build and put out wood duck boxes, educate youth on the value of our wetlands and hunting and cover the cost to send several of local youth to Camp Woodie.
Those interested in becoming part of the Colleton County SCWA chapter or interested in sponsoring the chapter, contact Ethan Bryan at email@example.com, messaging on the South Carolina Waterfowl Association Colleton Chapter on Facebook or calling 843-542-4623. For more information about the South Carolina Waterfowl Association, visit their website at www.scwa.org.