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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

The 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act is October 18, 2022. The Clean Water Act is a federal policy to prevent, reduce, and eliminate pollution in our waterways. Since 1972, the Act has restricted pollution entering our waterways to ensure fishable, swimmable, and drinkable water. After 50 years, we have much to celebrate. But we will also continue to fight to protect clean water in our watershed for another 50 years and beyond! We hope you will join us in celebrating this landmark event in Clean Water history!

As we count down to the anniversary over the 5 months preceding the 50th Anniversary we will be hosting events throughout the greater Winyah Bay watershed  including paddles, cleanups, and more! We will also be hosting interactive competitions with our 5250ACTions Challenge, Paddle 5k, and more!

Be sure to stay tuned for upcoming events and information on how you can get involved in protecting clean water! 


Interactive Competitions

5250ACTions Challenge

5250 BioBlitz


5250ACTions Challenge

Take the 5250ACTions Challenge! During our Countdown to Clean Water we encouraged you to ACT! Each challenge is a way you can ACT to protect clean water in the Waccamaw River watershed. The challenges are from three levels of difficulty: easy, medium, and hard. Checkout and print our entire 5250ACTions Challenge Checklist.

From May 18 through October 18, complete as many ACTions as you can for your chance to win prizes! Once you’ve completed your ACTions, be sure to report your results using our 5250ACTions Challenge Reporting Form!


5250 BioBlitz

Join the 5250 BioBlitz Project! From May 18 through October 18, we are hosting the 5250 BioBlitz! Your observations through our iNaturalist project throughout the greater Winyah Bay watershed to help us better understand our environment and how clean water supports all these amazing plants and animals! Get out in nature, snap a picture, log your observations on iNaturalist, and win an award!

Visit our 5250 BioBlitz Project page on iNaturalist and join the project the participate! Use our guide for How to Use iNaturalist to get started! Get out in nature, snap a picture, log your observations on iNaturalist, and learn about your environment!

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Conway, SC 29528
843 .349 .4007
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