The Board of Winyah Rivers Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of our new Waccamaw Riverkeeper®, Cara Schildtknecht, effective May 1st, 2017.
Ron Hartman, President
“On behalf of our Board of Directors, I thank Emma for her many contributions and am delighted to welcome Cara to Winyah Rivers, the RIVERKEEPER® Program and full-time advocacy work. She is a great addition to our organization and staff,” said Ron Hartman, WRF President.
In her new position, Cara joins a strong team, including Christine Ellis, former Waccamaw Riverkeeper® and current Deputy Director and River Advocate for the North Carolina portion of our Winyah Bay Watershed, and April O’Leary, Programs Officer, leading many of our community engagement... more
Swimming Upstream: The State of North Carolina’s Waters is the first comprehensive report on that details the work of Riverkeepers across North Carolina. This state has a proud history of environmental protection. However, 2016 was a year of vast devastation and increased pollution, from storms, the burgeoning hog and chicken industries, coal ash and other chemicals and abuses. Contributing to the problem were environmental officials who turned a blind eye to the problems and were slow to respond to issues. Combine this with State... more
“Minding our Ps and Qs”
When reflecting on this past month this phrase came to mind. Bear with me while I explain and forgive me if you find it too much of a stretch.
First, I was thinking about the two ways we can think about water; quantity and quality, “qs”. Minding water quality and quantity is what we at WRF do.
Second, a possible origin of this phrase, reminding the bartender to keep track of pints and quarts that are consumed by pub patrons, is quite appropriate though in our case we are dealing with much larger volumes; somewhere on the scale of 20,000 cubic feet per second which... more
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