Winyah Rivers Alliance


Mission Statement

To protect, preserve, monitor and revitalize the health of the lands and waters of the greater Winyah Bay watershed.

Winyah Rivers Foundation, Inc. (dba Winyah Rivers Alliance) was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2001. We are a grassroots organization of people from North and South Carolina who are convinced that the preservation of our local rivers and their watersheds would best be served by hiring advocates to protect clean water. Clean water is essential for a healthy community and a healthy economy.

Winyah Rivers Alliance watches over the watersheds in the Lower PeeDee Basin, identified by the United States Geologic Survey as Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) 030402. This large watershed represents a drainage area of 11,700 square miles and includes the Waccamaw, Lumber-Little PeeDee, Lower PeeDee (including the Sampit), Lynches, and Black Rivers.

Collectively this is referred to as the greater Winyah Bay watershed because all rivers ultimately discharge into Winyah Bay at Georgetown, South Carolina. Winyah Bay is the third largest estuary on the eastern seaboard.

Winyah Rivers Alliance hosts the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® and Lumber RIVERKEEPER® Programs, licensed by WATERKEEPER® ALLIANCE. The Waccamaw Riverkeeper watches over the 1,640 square mile Waccamaw watershed in North and South Carolina. The Lumber Riverkeeper watches over the 1,750 square mile Lumber watershed in North and South Carolina.

Together, our vision is for
fishable, swimmable, drinkable water for our families and our future.

Our Commitment To Transparency

Winyah Rivers Foundation, Inc. (dba Winyah Rivers Alliance) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN 57-1118288.  We are proud to have earned GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency. Our financial information (Form 990) can be accessed there. For other important documents, including our Strategic Plan and current policies, please contact us.

Winyah Rivers Alliance

P.O. Box 554 | 301 Allied Drive
Conway, SC 29528
843 .349 .4007

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