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Welcome to Inlet and Bay Stewards


Black River Cypress Preserve Trip

We had a beautiful day for our guided tours of the Black River Cypress Preserve. 16 IBIS Members enjoyed biking and hiking at the preserve. This property is a pristine 1,000-acre preserve along the Black River, offering opportunities to either bike or hike the well maintained trails. Our guides were terrific, and many of us enjoyed our bag lunches in the Fountain Shelter after the tour. 


We plan to offer more member trips in the future.  If you have suggestions, please use the comment section below or email us at

Supporting the North Inlet - Winyah Bay Reserve

Inlet & Bay Stewards (IBIS) is a volunteer organization that supports South Carolina's North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.  Located at historic Hobcaw Barony, our Reserve is a vital local resource for environmental education, science, and data that promotes community resilience to storm surge and flooding


   If you are interested in joining IBIS as a member, 



IBIS is also on Facebook (@NIWBIBIS), Twitter (@bay_inlet) and Instagram (NIWBIBIS). 



What we do

We are your ambassadors to the North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve!  The only thing we love more than learning about our estuary is sharing what we learn in one of the most beautiful settings in South Carolina.

We play an active role in Reserve school programs, helping children discover the wonder of fiddler crabs and snails, while enhancing their science education.

We also educate and energize our fellow citizens through events like the Carolina Beach and River Clean Up and workshops on topics including how to build your own rain barrel.

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