Mediation Monday on The Waccamaw River, In Memory of Jack Thomas
Start your week enjoying a 3 1/2 minute tour of the Waccamaw River featuring the late Jack Thomas, Master Guitarist. Jack's twist on an old southern song coupled with breathtaking views along the Waccamaw River is the perfect way to start your Monday. Submerge yourself in the swamp, amongst lofty oak trees and brown cypress knees. Whistle along as you immerse yourself in the wetlands. Visit: www.winyahrivers.org to learn more.
Video Credit: April Thomas O'Leary, Program Officer of Winyah Rivers Foundation. Made in loving memory for her father, Jack Thomas.
The mission of Winyah Rivers Foundation is to protect, preserve, monitor and revitalize the health of the lands and waters of the greater Winyah Bay watershed.
Winyah Rivers Foundation 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. The Foundation seeks to ensure that the land and water uses support a high quality of life for all human and natural uses. Clean water is essential for a healthy community and a healthy economy.
Winyah Rivers Foundation 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, Lynches, Black and Sampit 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.
In 2002, Winyah Rivers Foundation received a license from WATERKEEPER® ALLIANCE for the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Program. The Waccamaw Riverkeeper is a full-time, paid advocate for the Waccamaw River watershed and implements education and advocacy programs focused on this 1,640 square mile watershed in North and South Carolina.
As a member of WATERKEEPER® ALLIANCE and the Waterkeeper movement, our vision is to protect clean water ensuring our water remains fishable, swimmable and drinkable for our families and our future.