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Pure Farms Pure Waters

Industrialization and concentration has changed the face of animal agriculture in North Carolina. The amount of production has increased while the number of farms has decreased: ~2.6M hogs house in 15,000 hog farms in the mid-1980s; by 1997, the hog population had ballooned to 8 million and those animals were housed in fewer than 2,400 farms.

Oppose H.R. 3219

The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) urges you to oppose all damaging policy riders in H.R. 3219, the Defense, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Legislative Branch, and Energy and Water Development National Security Appropriations Act, 2018. SELC opposes inserting harmful policy riders into spending bills in an attempt to circumvent regular legislative order. Quite simply, it undermines the legislative process. Please vote NO to H.R. 3219.

The Kindness Rocks Project

Winyah Rivers Foundation starts The Kindness Rocks Project on the Waccamaw River

Winyah Rivers Foundation is pleased to announce The Kindness Rocks Project on the Waccamaw River.  The Kindness Rocks Project was created to help inspire others through randomly placed kindness rocks.  The goal of the project is to recruit every person who stumbles upon it to 

Paddling the Upper Waccamaw

Paddling the Upper Waccamaw

Guest article by Carl Hartsfield

On January 14 2017, four paddlers set out to paddle the first two sections of the Waccamaw River using the Benner and McCloud Paddle guide with Paul Ferguson's updated guide in hand as well.

Weatherspoon Coal Ash

The photograph below was taken on October 12th during the historic flooding of the Lumber River. This event reminds us why it is so important for the coal ash to be excavated and removed away from Jacob Swamp and the Waccamaw River.