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The Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Joy Pinson Award for Exceptional Service to the Waccamaw River for 2014 was awarded to Jane and Chris Ochsenbein.
Jane and Chris are residents of Myrtle Beach, SC and are adoptees in the Adopt-a-Landing program. They have adopted Peachtree Landing and are on site multiple times a year keeping the landing clean.
The Ochsenbeins also run a kayak tour company called Gator Bait Adventure Tours and are always willing to help get people out on the water. In 2014 they became the Outings Leaders for the Sierra Club Winyah Group and are now helping to get many more people involved in environmental issues aroung the watershed.
The commitment of these two to the river and our watershed is greatly appreciated by all Winyah Rivers Foundation staff and board members and if you are interested in getting out on the water please check out their website here.
The Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Joy Pinson Award for Exceptional Service to the Waccamaw River for 2013 was awarded to Jo Wayman.
Jo, a resident of Lake Waccamaw, NC, is a founding member of the volunteer water quality monitoring program in the North Carolina portion of the Waccamaw watershed.
Since 2011, Jo has taken a leadership role in this important citizen science project. She coordinates many of the activities necessary to maintain the water sampling equipment and supplies, is the team leader for the volunteer team that samples at two sites at Lake Waccamaw, prepares and analyzes both the turbidity and bacteria samples not only for her team but for the other lake team and its two sites, uploads sampling data into the online database, troubleshoots issues that occur from time to time and coordinates with the program administrators at the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Program, Coastal Carolina University's Waccamaw Watershed Academy and Lake Waccamaw State Park.
Jo's contributions have been enormous not only in 2013 but for the program's entire tenure since 2011 and has resulted in its success over the past years.
Jo's commitment to the Waccamaw watershed is much appreciated by Winyah Rivers Foundation's Board of Directors, staff including the Riverkeeper and River Advocate, our many supporters and the program administrators at Coastal Carolina University's Waccamaw Watershed Academy and at Lake Waccamaw State Park.
It is an honor to recognize Jo Wayman as the 2013 Volunteer of the Year.
Congratulations and thank you to Jo Wayman for her support of Winyah Rivers Foundation and the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Program.
The Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Joy Pinson Award for Exceptional Service to the Waccamaw River for 2012 was awarded to Dale Stevens.
Dale, a native of Loris, SC, has had a lifelong love affair with the Waccamaw River. He enjoys fishing, camping and boating on the Waccamaw River.
An original member of the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Program of Winyah Rivers Foundation, Dale has provided exceptional service to the Waccamaw River not only in 2012 but for over a decade now. Dale is an active participant in the RIVERKEEPER® litter cleanups and hosts his own river sweep at the Chris Anderson Landing on the Waccamaw River at Highway 9 each May.
Dale's knowledge of the river has proven invaluable as he has helped with many projects including the Waccamaw River Blue Trail and the RIVERKEEPER® paddle outings, follow-up on alleged discharges to the river and regularly attending volunteer meetings at which issues and concerns are raised and discussed. Dale's contributions have been enormous, not only in 2012 but throughout the tenure of our program.
Dale's commitment to the Waccamaw River is much appreciated by Winyah Rivers Foundation's Board of Directors, the Riverkeeper and our many supporters. Given Dale's involvement over the past decade, this award is long overdue.
It is an honor to recognize Dale Stevens of Loris, SC as the 2012 Volunteer of the Year.
Congratulations and thank you to Dale Stevens for his support of Winyah Rivers Foundation and the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Program.
2010 - Hal Vivian
2009 - Valerie Moliterno
2008 - Joe Elliott
2007 - John Bracken
2006 - Arthur “Rick” Rickenbaker
2005 - Buddy Freeman
2004 - Kaye and Charles King
2003 - Elizabeth Weems
2002 - Diana Jackson
2001 - Joy Pinson
Congratulations to all our Volunteers of the Year and to all of our wonderful volunteers!
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