South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has appointed Caroline C. Rhodes of Charleston to represent the state’s First Congressional District on the S.C. Natural Resources Board, the policy making body of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.
Rhodes and her husband, Dr. Malcolm M. Rhodes, are owners of The Charleston Angler, a saltwater fishing, outdoor apparel and fly-tackle shop located in Charleston. Rhodes grew up in Columbia and is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting.
Rhodes is a current committee member for the Sea Island Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association of South Carolina. She is a founding member of The Charleston Angler Women’s Fly Fishing Club and has sponsored numerous outdoor and fishing events including the HMY-Viking Megadock Billfishing Tournament, Cystic Fibrosis Red Trout Fishing Tournament, International Redfish Tour, the Southeastern Wildlife Festival and Charleston’s annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. Rhodes is past president of the Ashley Hall School Parent’s Association and former Charleston Symphony board member.
"I am very honored that Governor Sanford asked me to serve on the Natural Resources Board,” Rhodes said. “My appointment is a wonderful opportunity for me to serve the Palmetto State by supporting the Department of Natural Resources, an agency with vast and diverse areas of responsibility. I’ve had a life-long opportunity to enjoy the natural resources of our great state as an avid saltwater angler, and I look forward to serving as a steward to conserve, protect and improve our marine, wildlife and natural resources for future generations.”
The Natural Resources Board meets monthly and sets policy for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The DNR is composed of five divisions: Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Land, Water and Conservation, Law Enforcement, Outreach and Support Services and the Marine Resources Division, based in Charleston.