— September SC Photo of the Month: Cape Romain —

South Carolina is home to eight National Wildlife Refuges. While it wouldn't be possible for us to pick a favorite, we have to confess Cape Romain is high on our list! Located in Charleston County, Cape Romain was established in 1932 as a migratory bird refuge. Its 66,267 acres stretch along the southeast Atlantic coast and include barrier islands, salt marshes, and maritime forests.

(Ben Sumrell of Awendaw, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Shown here is Cape Romain's renowned Boneyard Beach. Located on Bulls Island, the beach gets its name from the fallen trees and eroded roots that decorate its shore. Many of the trees were live oaks (Quercus virginiana). Over time, they have been bleached by salt and sun. Although the bleached oaks are fascinating, birds are actually the biggest draw for visitors. 277 different species can be found on or near the island!

Want to see more shots of the refuge? SCIWAY's South Carolina Picture Project features a complete guide to Cape Romain, including many gorgeous photos.

— Introducing the SC Picture Project Wish List —

The South Carolina Picture Project now hosts over 1,500 photos and paintings, which means we're well on our way to documenting this great state! Hundreds of landmarks remain missing, however, and we want to ask for your help.

If you are an artist or photographer who is interesting in sharing your work, we have created a wish list of missing South Carolina landmarks. We often get requests from people who are looking for inspiration, and we hope this list will help spur many hours of fun behind your shutter or sketchpad.

Of course, we also welcome additional shots of those landmarks we've already begun to document. Any one scene has so many sides to it, and we'd love to document them all.

For those of you who are new to the SC Picture Project, its purpose is to celebrate the beauty of the Palmetto State while preserving its landmarks and landscapes in a permanent historical repository. The Picture Project is viewed by 3,000 people each day – or over 1,000,000 a year!

Contributing photos and/or information (history, anecdotes, reviews, tips, and more) is a great way to honor your favorite town or scenic spot. It's also a great way to get your name and website out there! Click these links to find out how to add content or add photos.

— South Carolina's September Calendar of Events —

Orangeburg County Fair
Orangeburg  |  September 30-October 6, 2013

Don't miss this year's Orangeburg County Fair. We are excited to bring you wonderful entertainment. Our rides are set to thrill, so bring your friends and get ready for a rip-roaring good time!

South Carolina Events
Complete Calendar of September SC Events
Statewide  |  September 1-30, 2013

Want to see the full calendar? Click here to check out SCIWAY's complete calendar of September SC events. Also, remember that all of our event calendars, for every month of the year, are always available on SCIWAY's website – just go to https://www.sciway.net/calendar.html.

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