Iconic boat landing and park undergoing renovations

South Strand News- Article by Chris Sokoloski

"A Choppee park and boat landing that hosted family gatherings for decades before access was cut off, is undergoing a cleanup and renovation.

Rocky Point Park on the Great Pee Dee River is getting an updated boat landing and a new kayak launch thanks to a partnership between the Winyah Rivers Foundation and Georgetown County.

The Winyah Rivers Foundation hosted an information session and cleanup at Rocky Point on Saturday morning. There were more than two dozen people in attendance, including representatives from Georgetown County, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and the Waccamaw Riverkeeper."

'It will be a unique partnership between us, as a private, non-profit foundation, and the county to manage the recreation and the restoration to what it used to be,' Ron Hartman, president of the Winyah Rivers Foundation, said.

The foundation purchased Rocky Point Community Forest, 462 acres including the landing, more than two years ago and has been working on the plans for restoration. A Rocky Point Steering Committee came up with plans for overall site management, forest management, burning, harvesting, replanting and restoration of the boat ramp."

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