Monday, March 1, 2010

DNR Board Chairman Awarded Stewardship Award

SCDNR Board Chairman Michael McShane was recently presented the William H. Chandler Stewardship Award by the Pee Dee Land Trust. This award, the organization's highest honor, was given to McShane for his hard work in making sure historically significant and ecologically important lands are being preserved.

McShane began working for the SCDNR is 2003, and during his time in office, DNR has been able to purchase the Marsh Furniture Tracts and the Woodbury Tract. McShane's efforts to see these purchases through are a couple of examples of why he was chosen for the Stewardship Award, which has only been given one other time.

While McShane hails from Charleston, according to former Chair of the PDLT Ben Zeigler, he nevertheless has a keen eye for the varied regions throughout the Palmetto State, and knows the importance of preservation of unique aspects of each region.

The Pee Dee Land Trust is in its 11th year, and works to conserve and promote the resources of the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. To learn more about the organization, including how to volunteer, visit their website at

PhotoCourtesyOfPDLT:The Pee Dee Land Trust hosts a yearly oyster roast, among other events.

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