Our Clean Water Team is Changing

A message from our Executive Director…

Members and friends,

With heavy heart, I write to let you know that I am resigning from my position as Executive Director at Winyah Rivers Alliance.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and leave only to pursue an opportunity that will allow my expertise to lend itself to a larger platform for nonprofits and the community.

I will be joining Horry County United Way and support their new strategic direction that leads a collective impact model for outcome driven results for the community. The opportunity will allow me to apply over twenty years of experience in outcome based data sources and science based models of programing to a new countywide strategy.

I have had the honor of working with some of the most passionate, dedicated and caring individuals I have met in the Carolina’s. I leave with the knowledge the organization is in safe hands and the progress made over 21 years of advocacy will be keep its momentum.

This transition takes place at the same time we grow the team and services to the watershed.

We are hiring a new Black-Sampit Riverkeeper, a full time team member dedicated to the advocacy of the Black and Sampit Rivers while providing support to and oversight of Rocky Point Community Forest.

We will also hire a new Riverkeeper Assistant in the Lumber River watershed. Their role will develop a new volunteer water monitoring program while assisting our Lumber and Waccamaw Riverkeepers with sampling and advocacy.

To assist with this transition, the Board of Directors has named Christine Ellis as the interim director until a new Executive Director is hired. The search for a new director will begin immediately.

It has been an honor.


Tina Christensen, Executive Director


A message from our Board of Directors…

We are grateful to Tina for her many contributions to Winyah Rivers Alliance. We are sad to see her go but wish her the best in her new position with Horry County United Way.

The search for a new Executive Director has begun. Click here to view the details of the Executive Director position.

In the meantime, we are grateful to Christine for her willingness to step into the interim role and for her continuing commitment to Winyah Rivers Alliance, its mission and its programs.

We are also grateful to our Riverkeepers, Cara Schildtknecht, our Waccamaw Riverkeeper, and Jefferson Currie II, our Lumber Riverkeeper, for their dedication to the watersheds over which they watch and the communities they serve. Soon, they will be joined by two new staff members in North Carolina’s Lumber River Basin and in South Carolina’s Black-Sampit River watersheds.

We’ve been clean water advocates for 21 years now!

Our important work continues thanks to the support of our members and supporters!

Life is a river…go with the flow.
Winyah Rivers Alliance

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

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