Lowcountry biologist Travis Folk will return to the Verdier House Dinner & a Lecture Series with a program on the landscape of conservation, management and appreciation of the rural lowcountry. The lecture is set for Monday, February 24, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at 801 Bay Street, the John Mark Verdier House.
Mr. Folk will use the photography of David Soliday, a commercial photographer specializing in photographs of the Carolina Lowcountry, to demonstrate the importance of rural conservation.
Folk, who was born in Beaufort and grew up in the Ace Basin, is a biologist in his family’s firm, Folk Land Management. He received his undergraduate degree in forest resources from the University of Georgia and his masters and Ph.D. in wildlife sciences from Auburn University. As a professional land steward, he currently handles land management concerns for private property owners across the Lowcountry, including the ACE Basin, one of the least developed estuarine habitats on the East Coast.
“Dinner and a Lecture” is open to HBF members and non-members; the lecture series features a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception, 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. The program is 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. followed by audience questions. Admission to the lecture is $15/$25 per member/member couple respectively, and $20/$30 per non-member/non-member couple respectively. Seating is limited; call 843.379.3331 to make reservations. Dinner and beverages are offered at Saltus River Grill at a discount for attendees at the lecture. Call Saltus River Grill at 843.379.3474 directly to make dining reservations.