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.
We 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, Christine Ellis, is a paid advocate. She 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
Our 2013 Winyah Rivers Foundation Photo Contest came to a close with our awards ceremony on Friday, May 10th at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum. Congratulations to our winning photographers! Their winning photographs will be hung at the Art Museum until May 23rd so please stop in to see the exhibit.
Can't wait until then? Click here to see the digital versions online.
Special thanks to our major sponsor, 803 Labs Inc., for creating the enlargements of the winning photographs and providing Best of Show and 1st Place winners with 803 Labs gift certificates. We are grateful to them and hope that you will please patronize them for all your photography needs.
Thanks also go to Howard Gallery of Myrtle Beach for framing all of the winning photographs for presentation to the photographers at our awards ceremony.
We also are very grateful to our media sponsors for promoting the contest and publishing the winning photographers. Thank you to The Horry Independent, Alternatives Magazine and Waccamaw Outdoors! Pick up copies of these local newspapers to see the published photographs and to learn more about what is going on in our community.
Thanks also to our judges, Dixie Dugan and Sean Thompson, for their support! Sean additionally offered gift certificates for photography workshops as door prizes at our awards ceremony.
Thanks to all our participating photographers for submitting the most wonderful photographs!
Great news! The US Department of the Interior has recognized the Waccamaw River as a National Water Trail! Thanks to our partners and supporters for helping to make the Waccamaw River Blue Trail a reality and now achieving designation as a National Water Trail!
Learn more here.
WATERKEEPER® has released its quarterly magazine, available by clicking here. This issue is all about Climate Wars. It's not a coincidence that this issue, the Winter 2013 issue, was delayed by Hurricane Sandy that decimated the WATERKEEPER® Alliance headquarters in New York. And that's no joke!
Check out this great video produced by Southeastern Community College students in Whiteville, NC on that portion of the Waccamaw River Blue Trail.
Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Dale Stevens of Loris, SC. Click here for more information. Congratulations Dale!
Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER®, Christine Ellis | Center for Marine and Wetland Studies | Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954 | Conway, SC 29528-6054 | (843) 349-4007 | Riverkeeper@winyahrivers.org
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