Welcome to FRESPACE!
We are FRESPACE, that is FRiends of Edisto Beach State Park and the Edisto ACE Basin Environmental Learning Center (ELC). Founded in October 2002, we are a South Carolina corporation with tax exempt 501(c)(3) status.
Our purpose is to solicit volunteers and raise funds to support local educational and recreational projects for the public by enhancing the park systems, Environmental Learning Center, Ranger Station, and park grounds.
Critter of the Month
This month’s Critter of the Month is Marsh, our resident American Alligator (Scientific name Alligator mississippiensis)! Marsh is approximately 3 years old and came to us through Alligator Adventure in Myrtle Beach as a hatchling. We have a special permit through the Department of Natural Resources that allows us to keep her for Educational Purposes until she reaches a length of 3 feet long. When she reaches that length, we will return her to Alligator Adventure where she will live the rest of its life with other alligator friends! We refer to Marsh as a female although you cannot tell whether an alligator is a male or female from outward appearance. We feed her mice and although Marsh is a captive alligator, she still hisses at us from time to time! Come say hi to Marsh the next time you visit the ELC!