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    Social Mission: South Carolina Wildlife Federation

    With many sun-soaked days ahead, there’s no better time to continue South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF)’s spotlight as Fig’s 2024 Social Mission Partner. 


    Since its founding in 1931, SCWF has pledged its time and resources to conserving and restoring the Palmetto State’s wildlife and habitats. Their mission is to connect people across the entire state through education and advocacy—discovering the unique ways in which we can contribute to protecting and preserving our beautiful state that many call home. This summer, SCWF has a list of jam-packed events that promises adventure, outreach, and community collaboration. Here are just a few ways that SCWF is involved with our local hospitality communities:


    Forks, Knives, & Spoonbills Conservation Dinners SCWF organizes multiple conservation dinners throughout the calendar year, with each unique course focusing on a specific species of feathered friends with six wine-paired courses. This year’s featured species include the Eastern meadowlark, the little blue heron, the Eastern screech owl, the brown-headed nuthatch, the red-winged blackbird, and of course, the roseate spoonbill, whose conservation story inspired this dinner series. With each course served, SCWF Industry Habitat Manager Jay Keck will dive into the fascinating story and history behind each bird and the vital importance of our conservation efforts. This past spring, SCWF hosted a dinner at Napa at Kingsley in Fort Mill, with a delicious menu created by Chef David Sears. From braised veal cheek, fricasse escargot, and smoked peaches, each course is meticulously created by the chefs for a five-star gourmet experience. With each dinner ticket purchase, you can help further SCWF’s mission in conserving the beautiful nature and habitats of the Palmetto State.


    Plishing Challenge This beloved angling tradition hits the waters once again! Most of us spend many beautiful sunny days fishing on Columbia’s surrounding waters during the summer months, so why not make the time even more meaningful? “Plishing” is a combination of the Swedish word ‘plocka upp,’ which means to pick up litter, with fishing. If you’re a passionate angler, committed naturalist, or a bit of both—this challenge is for you. Wherever you set out on your next fishing adventure this summer, you can log the fish you catch as well as surrounding litter you pick up to win awesome prizes. The challenge lasts all summer!


    Wild Summer Nights Online Auction Don’t miss out on SCWF’s Wild Summer Nights Online Auction this summer from July 19th through the 21st! This annual fundraising auction helps to support SCWF’s mission to further education, advocacy, and the restoration of our wildlife and habitats. Some exciting auction items you can look forward to are custom art, vacation trips, gift cards, and more. There is something for everyone to love!


    Coffee For The Birds Something as simple as a coffee purchase can help to protect and restore our essential migratory songbird population. Birds and Beans coffee is grown organically by family-owned farms who are paid top dollar to grow sustainable coffee beans, and is bird-friendly and fair-trade! You can pay for a monthly subscription for a low cost, and it’s shipped directly to your door. You can even find Birds and Beans coffee at SCWF, the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, the Flora & Fauna Marketplace in Lexington, and more places in South Carolina!


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    Pictured Top: Plishing Challenge
    Pictured Right: Photo by Teresa Kopec