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:

Protecting Clean Water since 2001

We are clean water advocates, working locally to protect our local rivers. It takes a lot of work to keep a river healthy. And it costs money. We need your help! It is only through gifts from friends like you that we can accomplish our goal of having healthy rivers throughout our watershed. The work is hard and there is much more to be done. We ask you, in the name of rivers everywhere, to consider a gift to assist us in protecting fishable, swimmable, drinkable water for our families and our future.

Nov 22 Deadline - No poop in our water!

Mark your calendar...November 22nd is the deadline for comments on proposed new rules on animal waste management in NC that will affect our rural communities and our waterways. Here are some talking points. Don't hesitate to contact us at Winyah Rivers for more information. Send comments by e-mail to: (Put “2T 2U Comments” in the subject line)