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
Today Santee Cooper issued a press release announcing that it will remove all coal ash from its Grainger station on the Waccamaw River! That is great news for the Waccamaw River and our ongoing use and enjoyment as a source of drinking water, recreational opportunities and a vibrant economy.
Review our press release with our partners Southern Environmental Law Center, Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER®, SC Coastal Conservation League and Southern Alliance for Clean Energy:
Great news to share and a testament to our perseverance and commitment to the mission of Winyah Rivers Foundation…to protect, preserve, monitor and revitalize the health of the lands and waters of the greater Winyah Bay watershed.
Thanks for the support!
Thank you to everyone who sponsored, donated to, participated in and planned this wonderful event on the banks of the Waccamaw River in Conway! Your support enables us to continue to develop and implement our river protection programs to keep our local river fishable, swimmable and drinkable for our families and our future!
Winyah Rivers Foundation is searching for the next Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER®.
Christine Ellis, the current Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER®, is stepping down effective January 1st but will remain an employee of Winyah Rivers Foundation in a part-time capacity.
If you would like to be considered as the next leader of the organization, please respond to the job description provided here.
World Rivers Day paddle on the Waccamaw River Blue Trail.
Check it out...
...to keep our Nation's waterways clean and healthy.
Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Dale Stevens of Loris, SC. Click here for more information. Congratulations Dale!
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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