Lumber Riverkeeper launches Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program

Winyah Rivers Alliance, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina Pembroke, will initiate and sustain a Citizen Supported Water Quality Monitoring Program in the Lumber River Watershed.

The program will engage community volunteers to characterize water quality conditions seasonally and at multiple locations, provide high quality data to inform future environmental stewardship efforts, and have a direct positive impact on clean water protections and the economic benefits that this important river watershed provides to its residents and to all North Carolinians.

The program will partner Winyah Rivers Alliance with University of North Carolina Pembroke faculty and students and community volunteers. Together, we seek to engage the community to develop a better understanding of the importance of clean water and to encourage their fellow citizens to take an active role in the preservation and restoration of their local waterbodies and watersheds.

Our Lumber Riverkeeper, Jefferson Currie II, working with our Clean Water Team, including Christine Ellis, Deputy Director, and Emma Gratto, Riverkeeper Assistant, are developing and implementing the program in conjunction with UNCP’s Amber Rock, Assistant Professor – Biology and the faculty/students at UNCP.

We invite all interested community members to join us in this important endeavor.


Jefferson Currie II –

Emma Gratto –

Winyah Rivers Alliance

P.O. Box 554
Conway, SC 29528
843 .349 .4007

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