Winyah Rivers Events

Don’t Forget to Check Our Calendar Regularly here >>

Spring into Summer Campaign

Our Clean Water Team is springing into summer with several Spring through Summer events, including Swim Guide, our annual Photography Contest, litter cleanups, river paddles, and so much more.

Details on our annual Photography Contest are available here>>

Stay tuned for more details on all our Spring into Summer events!

Thank you for supporting our previous events!

Winyah Rivers Spring Cleaning

Winyah Rivers hosted cleanups from March 22nd through April 22nd during our Spring Cleaning! Thank you to all our adopters, members, and everyone who joined us to keep our rivers clean and healthy!

Learn more here about Spring Cleaning >>

Palmetto Giving Day

Winyah Rivers Alliance was excited to again be part of Palmetto Giving Day, a 36 hour online event to support local nonprofits. Your Clean Water Team at Winyah Rivers Alliance is grateful for the support of our community of river lovers

Thank you!

Click here for more information on Palmetto Giving Day>>

Together we can protect our local rivers for drinking, fishing & swimming!

2023 Waccamaw Week: Swamp Things

The Waccamaw Riverkeeper and our partners, North Inlet – Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, and CCU’s Waccamaw Watershed Academy, will host the 2023 Waccamaw Week from March 19 through March 25. During the week of World Water Day, we will host activities and events celebrating our strange and wonderful Waccamaw River watershed. 

Our theme this year is Swamp Things. Living in the coastal plain, we recognize the importance of protecting our swamps. While many may view swamps as dirty, wet, and even spooky, we see the beauty and wonder of our swamps. Whether it’s the fascinating history, the unique flora and fauna, or the ecological role swamps play in our ecosystem, there is a lot to love about swamps. Swamp Things aims to raise awareness about all the awesomeness our swamps contain. 

Waccamaw Week will feature outdoor activities, interactive competitions, and the triumphant return to the Horry County Museum! We hope you will join us for a week of exciting events. 

Learn more here about Swamp Things >>

Countdown to Clean Water

We held a 5 month countdown to the 50th Anniversary with events throughout the greater Winyah Bay watershed  including paddles, cleanups, and more! We also hosted interactive competitions with our 5250ACTions Challenge, Photo Contest, and more!

River Celebration

River lovers enjoyed a wonderful evening at the Riverside Club on the Waccamaw River, supporting our work to protect fishable, swimmable, drinkable water and celebrating 50 years of the Clean Water Act with food, drinks, and fun!

We are grateful to Shine Cafe, Tidal Creek Brewhouse, Waccamaw Outfitters, Black Creek Wildlife Center, DJ Emma J, Guitarist Steve Wohlrab, our silent auction donors and so many more! Thank you!

Photography Contest

Congratulations to the winners of our 5250 Photography Contest, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act and our work protecting fishable, swimmable, drinkable water!

Check out the winners here>>

Congratulations to the winners and all photographers who entered! Thanks to sponsors, The Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation and 803 Labs, Inc.

River Day at Rocky Point Community Forest


In partnership with Georgetown County Parks & Recreation Department, Winyah Rivers Alliance hosted a free, family friendly event celebrating Public Lands Day, World Rivers Day, and the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act!

Sponsors of this event included:


2022 Waccamaw Conference

Join us for a week of activities during the 2022 Waccamaw Conference from March 20 through March 26. Our theme this year is CWA@50: 50 years of the Clean Water Act.

Learn more here about the 2022 Waccamaw Conference >>

Bacteria Blitz

2021 World Water Monitoring Day

On September 18th, we invited you to join millions of people around the globe in celebrating World Water Monitoring Day! Join our Bacteria Blitz and help us collect 20 bacteria samples from the Waccamaw River watershed in one day!

Learn more here about the Bacteria Blitz >>

Moveable Feast – a benefit for Winyah Rivers Alliance

Jim Luken discussing his new book “Coastal South Carolina Fish & Game; History, Culture and Conservation”

The Moveable Feast is hosted by CLASS to benefit the Winyah Rivers Alliance (WRA) which monitors and maintains the health of the extensive river network in our region.

2021 Waccamaw Conference

The 2021 Waccamaw Conference, “Confluence: The Blue Trail Connection”, was held from World Water Day (March 22) to Earth Day (April 22), was a great success! Thanks for joining us both virtually and in person for this year’s event.

Stay tuned for the 2022 Waccamaw Conference, already in the planning stages with our wonderful partners.

Learn more here about the 2021 Conference>>

Cleanup Our Local Waterways

We host Spring and Fall Cleanup initiatives but litter prevention and cleanup activities continue throughout the year. Thank you to all the volunteers who participate! Scheduled cleanups are published on our public calendar here >>

Unveil the Trail!

On April 22nd, Georgetown County Parks & Recreation and Winyah Rivers Alliance’s Friends of Rocky Point celebrated the opening of the Green Trail at Rocky Point Community Forest on the Black River. The Green Trail is open from dawn to dusk beginning April 23rd.

2021 Palmetto Giving Day – An Awesome Show of Support

This year’s Palmetto Giving Day was a huge success! We raised over $30,000 in support of our mission and our work to protect our local rivers, its clean water, recreational opportunities and its economic benefits for our families and our future.

2020 Annual Photo Contest

Thank you to all the photographers who entered and our sponsors Tidelands Photography Club, 803 Labs, Inc. and Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation. Stay tuned for next year’s contest.

24 Karat Sunset by Tom Flynn

Palmetto Giving Day – Tuesday, May 5th

24 Hours of Online Giving!

Thank you to all our wonderful donors who gave to protect fishable, swimmable, drinkable water!

Hobnob at Hobcaw

Hobnob at Hobcaw Event

On Saturday, March 7th, supporters enjoyed our annual oyster roast and lowcountry supper at Kimbel Lodge at Hobcaw Barony.

Thank you to our sponsors, including: Shine Cafe, Moe’s Original BBQ, Murrells Inlet Seafood, New South Brewing and our individual donors (we know who you are and appreciate you)!




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