Waccamaw Riverkeeper

serving the rivers in the Winyah Bay Watershed

Welcome to the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Program
of the Winyah Rivers Foundation

The mission of the Winyah Rivers Foundation is to protect, preserve, monitor, and revitalize the health of the lands and waters of the greater Winyah Bay watershed.

Paula Reidhaar, Waccamaw RiverkeeperWe are a grassroots organization whose members support the mission of protecting the rivers in the great watershed that empties into Winyah Bay at Georgetown, South Carolina, including the Waccamaw River, the Pee Dee and Little Pee Dee Rivers, the Black River, the Lynches River and the Sampit River.

The Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Program was established in 2002 to educate and advocate for the protection of the Waccamaw River watershed in North and South Carolina. The Waccamaw Riverkeeper is a paid advocate who works to mobilize citizens to protect the river and its traditional beneficial uses.

Please support our education and advocacy programs to protect our local rivers by volunteering, donating and becoming a member today. Together we can make a difference to keep our local rivers

Fishable, Swimmable, Drinkable

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What's New in the Winyah Bay Watershed

Duke Energy reported a coal ash spill near Eden, NC on Monday February 3rd. The spill took place nearly 24 hours prior to being reported.Over 80,000 tons of coal ash have already spilled into the Dan River near the NC/VA border and material continues to flow out. North Carolina Riverkeepers are working diligently to gather information regarding the details of this spill and force Duke Energy to take action.


This is one reason we on the Waccamaw are glad that Grainger is responsible for removing their coal ash. We will keep a close eye on the progress of this project and hope to prevent any tragedy such as what happened in Eden. The Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Program is also working on an intervention against Duke Progress Energy regarding the Weatherspoon plant which has ash ponds along the Lumber River in southern NC in hopes of requiring removal of this material as well.

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Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® | Center for Marine and Wetland Studies | Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954 | Conway, SC 29528-6054 | (843) 349-4007 | Riverkeeper@winyahrivers.org
Winyah Rivers Foundation is a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit charity.

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