Current Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands Board of Directors
(left to right) Mike Shay, Bernadette Clayton, Megan Carew, Dan Frese, Kathleen (Kat) Bray, Vernon Peers, Scot Clark, & Lynn Day
Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands
The Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands, Inc., a 501c3, was formed under the guidance of Pete Richards in October of 2019. On February 28th of 2020 Pete died but his legacy lives on. The Board of Directors are proudly continuing Pete’s vision of the “Wonderment of the Wetlands.”
Our mission is to support the cypress wetlands and rookery, increase community awareness through education, and advocate for maintaining this stormwater retention system as a working organic laboratory.
We hope you will join us in our quest to aid the Town of Port Royal in maintaining and educating, both young and old, about this unique and natural treasure. Join us by donating here.
Original Board of Directors
Bernadette Clayton, Kathleen Bray, Pete Richards, Sally Jessee, Rob Merchant, Kate Hamilton Pardee
Check out this amazing interview that former board members, Betsy Richards, did with the Beaufort News talking about the history of the Friends of the Port Royal Cypress Wetlands and the things we do. Great job Betsy!
Board of Directors
Secretary & Marketing Director
Director of Social Media & FOPRCW Photographer
Corresponding Secretary & Director of Maintenance
Director of Education
Board Member & Past Treasurer
Former Board Member – Nathan Sturre
Former Board Member – Elizabeth “Betsy” Richards
Former Board Member – Kate Hamilton Pardee
Dr. Chris Marsh
Former Board Member – Sally Jessee
Former Board Member – Alisa Avery