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Raffle for Sandy Island Kayak Tour
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 to Saturday, August 18, 2018
THANKS TO THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF BLACK RIVER OUTDOORS, WINYAH RIVERS FOUNDATION IS RAFFLING OFF A 4 PERSON, 4 HOUR KAYAK TOUR OF SANDY ISLAND.
100% OF THE PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT WINYAH RIVERS FOUNDATION AND THE WACCAMAW RIVERKEEPER PROGRAM. TOUR IS VALUED AT $240!
RAFFLE BEGINS 8-1-18 AND ENDS ON 8-18-18.
THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE ON SATURDAY, 8-18-18 @ 2 pm.
$10 = 1 RAFFLE TICKET,
$20 = 2 RAFFLE TICKETS OR
$40 = 5 RAFFLE TICKETS.
PURCHASE RAFFLE TICKETS HERE:
This tour leaves from Wacca Wache Landing, and we paddle up the Waccamaw river and into a little creek that takes us to a dock on Sandy Island. Guests will get the cypress swamp experience very similar to our 2-hour cypress tour. What makes Sandy Island special is that we get out onto the Island and take an awesome 45-minute walk through the long leaf pine sandhills that cover the island and see a Carolina Bay that is home to very rare and unusual carnivorous plants. We break for lunch (which people should bring with them) and then we paddle around some more and end up back at the landing. The snakes and alligators are abundant (but still harmless) and we see a great number of birds including nesting osprey and great blue herons. This is our guides favorite tour during the milder months (March through November), and the best chance to see alligators, but it can get pretty quiet, but still beautiful, in the colder months.
VISIT WWW.BLACKRIVEROUTDOORS.COM TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TOUR AND BLACK RIVER OUTDOORS.
Wake Up Paddle Series
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 to Saturday, November 3, 2018
What to Bring:
Water, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray and camera
What to Wear:
Hat, sunglasses, and light clothing that will dry quickly avoiding heavy cottons. Comfortable sports sandals with a heel strap (Chacos, Tevas, etc) are ideal, but any shoe that can get wet will do. Extra layers can be packed into provided dry bags.
Cleanup Our Local Waterways Fall 2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018 to Saturday, September 29, 2018
Cleanup Our Local Waterways
Cleanup Our Local Waterways is a bi-annual, two- week initative facilitated by Winyah Rivers Foundation and the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Program. During this two- week initative, dedicated volunteers, Adopt-A-Landing volunteers and our generous sponsors will be cleaning up waste from our local waterways. The following list is cleanup events opened to the public:
September 15th, 9 am- 12pm, Peachtree Landing in Socastee, SC
Sponsored by Gator Bait Adventure Tours, click here to register a kayak.
September 22nd 12pm- 3pm, Cox Ferry Lake in Conway, SC
Sponsored by Black River Outdoors, click here to register a kayak.
September 29th 9am- 12pm, River Island Adventures in Longs, SC
Sponsored by River Island Adventure Tours, click here to register a kayak using promo code RIVERDAY.
On Sept 15th, from 9 am- 12pm, at Peachtree Landing in Socastee, SC. We will kick-off Cleanup Our Local Waterways with a cleanup at the landing and paddle along the Waccamaw River with Gator Bait Adventure Tours to cleanup our local waterways.
Sept 15th- 29th, Cleanup Our Local Waterways Adopters and Volunteers cleanup all along our rivers, riverbanks and wetlands in the Greater Winyah Bay Watershed. All Adopt-a-Landing adopters will cleanup at their respective landings during our Cleanup Our Local Waterways two-week initiative. Anyone and everyone welcome to participate and share your trash haul.
On Septemeber 22nd, 12pm- 3pm, at Cox Ferry Lake in Conway, SC. Paddle and cleanup along the Waccamaw River with Black River Outdoors.
On September 29th, from 9am- 12pm, at River Island Adventures in Longs, SC. We will end Cleanup Our Local Waterways with a cleanup and paddle along the Waccamaw River with River Island Adventures and celebrate World Rivers Day highlighting local efforts to protect our rivers and clean water.
All events are fun, family- friendly and all ages welcome. Kayaks will be available. Pre-registration is required. You can also bring you own boats.
Cannot make one of our public events? No problem! Organize a cleanup in your community, perfect for church groups, schools and/or volunteer and service opportunities. Join with hundreds of local residents working together to help clean beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps of trash and debris helping to reduce waste in our waterways. We provide all the supplies and help you promote cleanups to gain community volunteers. Contact April O'Leary, Program Officer for more information on how you can become involved. Ready to host a cleanup? Register your cleanup here.
Want to cleanup our rivers on your own and be a part of this initative? Take a picture, post it on social media, tell us where you are and brag about your trash collection using hashtags: #ProtectWinyahRivers and share your location using hastags: #WaccamawRiver, #LumberRiver, #BlackRiver, #ConwayRiverwalk, #PittsLanding, etc.
Thank you for helping us keep our rivers fishable, swimmable and drinkable for our families and our future.