TD Bank Joins the South Carolina Wildlife Federation as Exclusive Sponsor for Conservation Dinner “Forks, Knives, and Spoonbills”

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

The South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) is pleased to announce TD Bank as the exclusive partner for their event “Forks, Knives, and Spoonbills: A Dinner Celebrating Conservation.” The special event hosted by Spotted Salamander on January 24th will feature a six-course meal containing unique dishes inspired by imperiled species of birds. Participants will be led through each course by SCWF Habitat Education Manager, Jay Keck, and will learn about each bird species and the conservation efforts needed to help it thrive.

“We are very excited to have TD Bank join us for an evening of conservation and amazing local food,” said SCWF Executive Director Sara Green. “Strong event partners help us raise even more awareness for the needs of our local wildlife and we greatly appreciate their support.”

“At TD Bank, we believe it’s our responsibility to lend a helping hand in the communities we serve, and environmental responsibility is a key focus for us,” said Mike Farmer, Regional Vice President for TD Bank.  “We are proud to partner with SC Wildlife Federation to assist with their conservation and environmental efforts across the state.”

Spotted Salamander Executive Chef, Jessica Shillato, recently released the menu for the evening. Alcohol pairings will also be provided with each course.

Purple Gallinule: beet brined deviled egg with bbq chicken skin furikake

Wood Thrush: goat cheese toast with crispy prosciutto, herbs and honey

Painted Bunting: cilantro and saffron pickled shrimp, piquant sauce, purple potato salad, bib

Prothonotary Warbler: sweet tea sauced pork belly, pecans, whippoorwill peas and gold rice, brazilian aji verde sauce.

Eastern Meadowlark. reverse seared butter basted beef steak with Congaree milling sweet corn spoonbread chive sauce

Roseate Spoonbill: pink champagne cake with rose buttercream, raspberry coulis

Event tickets can be purchased by visiting: www.scwf.org/events. All funds raised will benefit conservation programs of SCWF.