Stop Pesticides from Poisoning Our Waterways

Clean Water Act permits are legally required before pesticides are sprayed over and into waterways. Since pesticides are poisons designed to kill living organisms and many have known human health impacts, it makes sense that they should be treated as pollutants that need to be regulated under the Clean Water Act.

Protecting the Lynches River Watershed

We are pleased to announce that the second cycle for applications to the Lynches River Conservation Fund is now open!

The Lynches River is one of the so called "five rivers" that is part of our greater Winyah Bay watershed. We've been involved in conservation efforts there for several years and are proud to be part of the Lynches River Conservation Board, participating in the fund for land conservation/acquisition and supporting projects that will improve its water quality and ecological integrity.

Coal Ash - Action Alert

Deadline: April 6th

North Carolina's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is receiving comments on draft coal ash rules. These proposed rules, if passed as written, have the potential to undermine the rights of communities impacted by leaking coal ash pits.

We encourage you to submit comments by e-mail to: and include "CCR Rules" in the subject line.

Conservation - Lynches River

The Lynches River Conservation Board is accepting proposals to fund land acquisition/conservation projects in the South Carolina region of the Lynches River watershed.

As a member of this Board, we invite you to visit the Lynches River Conservation website to review the requirements and, if applicable, submit an online application beginning April 1st through July 31st.

Poultry litter is polluting our water

It's about that time of year when farmers are fertilizing their fields. An inexpensive waste byproduct of poultry production, poultry litter, is being increasingly used. That's because poultry production and its waste is growing in our communities.

Poultry production and its waste is rapidly expanding in our rural watersheds, due to rapid expansion of poultry CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations).

Our fight continues... stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. 

Despite the ill advised decision by the NC Department of Environmental Quality to approve the water quality certification for this fracked gas pipeline, we continue our advocacy for this risky and unnecessary pipeline.

Here are two ways you can help: