Our mission is to protect, preserve, monitor and revitalize the health of the lands and waters of the greater Winyah Bay watershed. We are advocates for these waterbodies and use education and the force of the law to ensure that our rivers are fishable, swimmable and drinkable for our families and our future.
With our partners, including the communities we represent, we implement the following major programs listed below.
To keep up with what we do, check out our newsletter.
Water Quality Monitoring
Since 2006, the Waccamaw Riverkeeper has worked with Coastal Carolina University's Waccamaw Watershed Academy and other partners, including community volunteers, to monitor water quality in the Waccamaw River watershed.
Click HERE for more details and to access the data.
Clean and Safe Energy
Our focus has been on addressing the threats to water quality and communities from coal ash and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) within the greater Winyah Bay watershed.
Click HERE for more details on our successes and our continuing efforts.
Pure Farms/Pure Waters
We are part of Waterkeeper Alliance’s North Carolina CAFO Campaign, created to call attention to the destructive practices of industrialized meat production, ensure compliance with the Clean Water Act and support the family farms these practices endanger.
Click HERE for more information on how industrial meat production facilities are harming the environment and the communities in the NC portion of our watershed.
Community Stewardship and Education
Programs such as river cleanups, educational programs including our annual Waccamaw Conference, and promoting the Waccamaw River Blue Trail and land conservation enable us to engage the community in watershed stewardship.
Click HERE for more details.