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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