The 2012 Beaufort County Calendar, which celebrates the County’s land preservation program, has been distributed to local vendors for sale.
This year’s cover shot of Stoney Preserve was taken by Stan Abrahamson of Bluffton. Another photo by Abrahamson, which depicts the County’s Coosaw Island Water Access Site, was selected for the June photo. Three photographs by Beaufort photographer Karen M. Peluso were also chosen for the 2012 calendar, which was designed by Pamela Brownstein.
Photographers were tasked with shooting county boat landings and six properties acquired for preservation, including The Green at Beaufort’s Old Point neighborhood, Ihly Farm near the Marine Corps Air Station, Okatie Preserve in Greater Bluffton, Stony Preserve on Hilton Head Island, Chowan Creek on St. Helena Island and a parcel near Mitchellville Road on Hilton Head Island.
Beaufort County Administrator Gary Kubic said the 2012 calendar includes 56 photos that depict the county’s spectacular outdoor beauty. “This year’s calendar is truly a work of art. They will sell quickly because everyone will want to send them to friends and family in other places – if not out of love — then just to make them jealous of our this great place we call home.”
The calendar is sold at the Beaufort Book Store, the Hilton Head Island and Beaufort Chambers of Commerce Visitor’s Centers, the Coastal Discovery Museum, Fordham’s Market, the Spirit of Old Beaufort Gift Shop, Maye River Gallery in Bluffton, the first floor information window of the County Administration Building, 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, at the staff services office, County Government Center, 539 William Hilton Parkway on Hilton Head Island and will be available soon at Barnes and Noble on Hilton Head Island. It can also be purchased online at www.bcgov.net.
The calendar retails for $15 and all proceeds benefit the Beaufort County Rural and Critical Land Preservation Program, which has saved more than 18,000 acres since it began in 1998.