October 7, 2023

14th Annual Wild Side Recap

The 14th Annual Wild Side, presented by Biohabitats, was held on Saturday, October 7 at the beautiful Kaminski House lawn in the heart of Georgetown.

The crowd and a view of Kaminski House at 2023's Wild Side event.

Approximately 200 guests enjoyed an evening of live music from Columbia-based pop-folk duo Prettier Than Matt, delicious cuisine from Root, cocktails and a fabulous online auction.

Guests enjoyed mingling throughout the evening.

This year's featured speaker, Michelle Mapp, spoke about her work in community development and the importance of the equitable access and stewardship of cultural, historical and environmental landmarks, as well as the need to advocate on behalf of those harmed by growth and development practices which threaten, harm and destroy historically Black settlement communities.

Michelle Mapp shares her perspective on SCELP's work with front line communities across the state.

As the beautiful sun began to set across the river, Executive Director Amy Armstrong introduced SCELP's newest Staff Attorneys and talked about our work with the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition on Pine Island, and the historic Black settlement community of Ten Mile, in the face of intense development pressures and rapid population growth in South Carolina.

Executive Director Amy Armstrong.

It was a wonderful and meaningful occasion, and we are so grateful to the many businesses, organizations, volunteers, friends and family who have made this event possible and more successful year after year since 2010.

We want to extend a final thank you to the many businesses, organizations, volunteers, friends and family who made this year's Wild Side possible. We couldn't have pulled it off without you! Your generous support allows our attorneys to keep fighting for the Wild Side of South Carolina that we all know and love so dearly. Special thanks to Tanya Ackerman for the great photography seen on this page!

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