ADVENTURE CAROLINA: Congaree creek trip 1 p.m. Sunday; Ski trip to Cataloochee Mountains 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday; Congaree River trip 2 p.m. Sunday, 1107 State St., Cayce. Shuttles available by reservation anytime. Reservations and fitting for rental equipment must be made at least 48 hours in advance. (803) 796-4505; adventurecarolina.com
CAROLINA RIVER CONNECTION: Basic canoe, sea/rec and whitewater kayak instruction and rentals. Five guided trips for all levels of paddlers, including half-day, full-day and overnight trips. Meals are provided, and ages 8 and under paddle for free. Paddle the Saluda, Congaree, Edisto and Enoree rivers. (803) 917-3920.
CONGAREE NATIONAL PARK: Walk with a ranger to explore the old-growth forest along the boardwalk. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Meet at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center. Park hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. The park is at 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Call (803) 647-3980 and leave a message to R.S.V.P. (803) 776-4396; nps.gov/cong
FIRST DAY HIKE: Offered Jan. 1 at Sesquicentennial State Park. Participants are invited to join a park ranger for a guided 2-mile walk on the newly resurfaced Sandhills Trail. The event is free with park admission. Admission fees are $2 for adults and free for children 15 and under. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Call (803) 788-2706 for details. www.southcarolinapark.com
IRMO CHAPIN RECREATION COMM ISSION: The ICRC is seeking volunteers ages 18 and older to become nature interpreters at Saluda Shoals Park. Volunteers meet at 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays for training. No experience necessary; retirees welcome. (803) 213-2051
WILDLIFE VOLUNTEER DAY: Friends, volunteers and staff of Carolina Sandhill National Wildlife Refuge along with the SC Wildlife Federation will host a workday at 9 a.m. on Dec. 13 at the refuge located 3.5 miles east of McBee on US Highway 1. For details, visit www.scwf.org