A New Name and New Logo to celebrate the New Year!
By Christine Ellis, Executive Director
On January 30, 2019, we will celebrate our 18th anniversary!
Our founders envisioned a bright future for our nonprofit Winyah Rivers Foundation, Inc. (EIN 57-1118288) and its mission. We began with our Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Program, focusing on clean water and healthy habitats in the Waccamaw watershed in North and South Carolina where we have achieved great successes!
In November 2018, we announced our Lumber RIVERKEEPER® Program and our continuing and successful efforts to protect clean water in that watershed.
Our two Riverkeepers watch over 3,390 square miles in North and South Carolina.
And while we do not have officially licensed RIVERKEEPER® programs elsewhere in our greater Winyah Bay watershed, we are intent on protecting the lands and waters of those watersheds and actively engaged there; including the Black River watershed with our Rocky Point Community Forest and other partnerships (e.g., land conservation projects, the Black Scenic River Advisory Council, and water quality advocacy for the Earle community); the Pee Dee River watershed (e.g., water quality investigations post Hurricane Florence); and the Lynches River watershed (e.g., land conservation as mitigation for gold mine impacts).
Our new name, Winyah Rivers Alliance, better defines our organization, its growth over the past 18 years, and our current and future alliances.
Bring clean water into your new year…join us as we continue to protect clean water for our families now and for our next 18 years!