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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.

Advocating for a Clean and Safe Energy Future


Winyah Rivers Foundation (Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER®) has been working to prevent and cleanup pollution from fossil-fueled energy sources like coal and natural gas throughout our watershed. As a licensed member of WATERKEEPER® Alliance, we are proponents of its Clean and Safe Energy Campaign, focusing on shifting away from our reliance on dirty fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas, towards more environmentally sustainable resources.

Going Green with Wena Tina- Life's A Garden, Dig It.

In 1826, J. C. Loudon wrote in An Encyclopaedia of Gardening, "For all things produced in a garden, whether salads or fruits, a poor man that has one of his own will eat better than a rich man that has none." To start a vegetable garden costs nothing but a few packs of seeds and rudimentary garden implements, and it saves enormous amounts of money, to say nothing of the food miles and the packaging that go into supplying you with fresh fruits and vegetables.