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Author: C. E. Smith
Date/Time: Tuesday 04/23/2024 at 11:00 AM
Book: A Pocket Wild: Notes from a Carolina Marsh
Synopsis: C.E. (Chip) Smith is "the voice" for the natural world in Murrells Inlet. Known and loved for his brilliant black-and-white photography and his piercing, evocative essays on what he calls this "pocket wild" – essays that grew from articles published in his weekly newspapers the "Inlet Image" and "Barefoot Messenger," and in the much-missed "Lowcountry Companion" – and respected by area scientists for his rational analysis of "the data" and its implications for our future, Chip doesn't just talk the talk. In post-Hugo 1992, he started the now-regionally recognized "Spring Tide" clean-up of the creek, when more than 600 Inlet enthusiasts brought in 75-150 tons of trash and hurricane debris. For the first decade the yearly haul ranged from 12-15 tons and, in recent years (under the auspices of Murrells Inlet 2020), between 300-400 volunteers annually harvest about 3-5 tons of flotsam and jetsam out of the marsh and from along the roadways – an improvement but a job without end. His lyrical, informative essays celebrate the natural workings of the Inlet marsh while soberly examining the effects of economic development. Reading Chip will send you marshside to explore for yourself . . . or get you googling to learn more. Whether you’re a "been-yere" or a "come-yere," you will find new knowledge, new understanding, and new feelings of protectiveness for this "pocket wild" from a prose poet who loves the place, learns all he can, and shares it with you.
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