Waccamaw Riverkeeper's blog

Who's protecting our fishing and swimming holes?

Despite federal rubberstamping of pipeline projects, we continue to make progress within NC to have our concerns heard about this unnecessary and risky fracked gas pipeline that will impact our rivers, including the Lumber River watershed. NC's Department of Environmental Quality will host three listening sessions intended to gather additional information from residents on the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. We'll be at the August 17th listening session in Lumberton (at the Southeastern Agricultural Center located at 1027 US Hwy 74).

The End is Near!

Santee Cooper is expediting the ash removal at Grainger with plans to have it completed by the end of 2018! They will accomplish this by a combination of continued beneficial reuse and by using the class 3 landfill at Santee Cooper's Cross facility. 

Up Close and Personal on Nepal's Trishuli River

On Friday, March 17th, it was time to leave the city of Kathmandu and head west towards the resort communities along the Trishuli River.  After a 3 hour drive along the Prithvi Highway, amid commercial trucks and tourist buses traveling and passing along this two lane road following the river below, we arrived at the resort communities along the Trishuli River. The Trishuli is named after Trishula or the trident of Shiva—one

Nepal's Drukpa Kung Fu Nuns Protect Himalayan Rivers

Christine Ellis, our Deputy Director and River Advocate, is off on another adventure...this time to the Himalayas in Nepal. Follow her adventures in this and upcoming blog posts.

I am so honored to join my Waterkeeper colleagues, Sharon Khan, Min Zheng and Brett VandenHeuvel, on a Waterkeeper Alliance sponsored trip to the Himalayas and the beautiful country of Nepal. We arrived in its capital city of Kathmandu on Sunday, March 13th, tired but excited to begin our adventures.