What an incredible finish to the RBC Heritage yesterday with Jordan Spieth donning the plaid jacket following the playoff on the 18th hole. Meteorologists predicted thunderstorms for the weekend, but Mother Nature had other plans. Millions of CBS and Golf Channel viewers got a glimpse of the beautiful nature we all love about Hilton Head Island. Thank you to the 1,280 volunteers, the RBC, Boeing, and all of our local businesses that supported the tournament. 
It’s important to protect what you love, especially when it comes to the natural beauty of the Lowcountry. Without environmental protection, imagine what Hilton Head Island and Bluffton would look like without the trees we all cherish. Picture Bluffton without its beautiful parks.
Earth Day is this Friday, and our entire chamber staff will once again join the Outside Foundation in its annual beach sweep. The Town of Bluffton is also hosting its 20th annual May River Cleanup on April 30. Click here for details, and to sign up to help.
We practice what we preach every day. We help inform visitors and residents on how they can help preserve and protect our environment and to leave no trace behind when they’re enjoying our beaches and parks. We want visitors and residents to understand the importance of protecting our wildlife including our sea turtles, which begin nesting season next month. You can help spread the message as well; click here for our online toolkit.
The environment is one thing we all have in common. I encourage you and your business colleagues and friends to get involved on Earth Day and to preserve and protect every day what we love about Lowcountry life.
Make it a great week!


Bill Miles,
President & CEO
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce