Waccamaw Riverkeeper

serving the rivers in the Winyah Bay Watershed

Winyah Watershed

Winyah Rivers Foundation, Inc. was founded in 2001.

We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Our mission: to protect, preserve, monitor and revitalize the health of the lands and waters of the greater Winyah Bay watershed.

This large watershed, also known as the Lower PeeDee Basin (USGS HUC 030402), includes the Waccamaw, Lumber-Little PeeDee, Lower PeeDee, Lynches and Black River watersheds.

Winyah Rivers Foundation is licensed by WATERKEEPER® ALLIANCE and sponsors the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Program.


Emma Gerald Boyer - Waccamaw Riverkeeper


Emma Gerald Boyer is the Waccamaw Riverkeeper.

Learn more about Emma and the other staff of Winyah Rivers Foundation by clicking here.

Contact the Riverkeeper:


(843) 349-4007





Help us keep our rivers fishable, swimmable and drinkable for our families and our future.

Donate to Winyah Rivers Foundation. All donations are gratefully accepted.


Thank you to all who donated on May 5th for Lowcountry Giving Day and a special thanks to the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina for hosting the event. We reached our goal of $10,000 in donation (actually over $11,000 was donated that day) and therefore earned $10,000 in matching funds. Thanks to all for supporting our work to protect fishable, swimmable, drinkable water for our families and our future.

Thank you to our Business Sponsors

Altman and Associates, Conway Medical Center, and City of Conway.

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Looking for a rain barrel?  We still have a few at a great price.

We also have tee shirts (both long and short sleeve available). And posters too!

Contact the Riverkeeper for details.

Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® | Center for Marine and Wetland Studies | Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954 (290 Allied Drive) | Conway, SC 29528-6054 | (843) 349-4007 | Riverkeeper@winyahrivers.org
Winyah Rivers Foundation is a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit charity.

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The Foundation would like to thank Courtney Burge for the design of our website. We're delighted with her work and recommend her to you.