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Or you can always call (843) 349-4007 if you prefer to speak to a live person.
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.
Businesses, your contribution supports your community's most valuable asset...WATER. Please partner with us and support our education and advocacy programs designed to protect our local rivers. Business members receive recognition through our quarterly “Riverspeak” newsletter, on our website and at our events. In addition to your financial contribution, we invite business employees to participate in our community-based events, including river cleanups, festivals, education events. An educated and engaged community is a community that recognizes the value of resources our local rivers provides for our families and our future.
Individuals and families are invited to become members and support our grassroots efforts to protect our local rivers. All members receive our quarterly newsletter "Riverspeak". Members at the Guardian through Champion levels earn rewards (tee shirt, poster, other monogrammed items) to show your support.
Introductory (Year 1) $35
Student (full time) $10
Not interested in Membership and its benefits at this time? Just want to be a Friend to Winyah Rivers Foundation? Any and all donations are gladly accepted.
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We also have tee shirts (both long and short sleeve available). And posters too!
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.
2012 - Dale Stevens
2011 - Yakkity Yaker Kayak Group
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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P.O. Box 261954 (290 Allied Drive) | Conway, SC 29528-6054 | (843) 349-4007 | Riverkeeper@winyahrivers.org
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