Join the Waccamaw Riverkeeper for this annual educational conference on Saturday, February 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to learn about the importance of our freshwater resources and how to protect them. Exhibitors and speakers will be on hand to provide information on environmental issues affecting our local area. The presentations will focus on a variety of topics related to conservation of water, land and way of life including:how protected lands are being managed for wildlife and public use; the value of our trees; assuring our future prosperity through climate and energy policy; how to get involved in the paddle trail project on the Waccamaw River.
Presentations related to water quality and pollutants affecting the local rivers will also be given focusing on: efforts to update the regional water quality plan for our area; the impact of emerging pollutants on our local fish populations; recommendations for minimum flow to support our downstream uses; and the impact of drought and flooding on our local water quality.
Tickets are now available for purchase on our website or by calling our office at 843-349-4007. Tickets are $10 donation per person and include food and refreshments. The conference will be held at Coastal Carolina University's Waccamaw Higher Education Center located at 160 Willbrook Blvd. in Litchfield.
After the Waccamaw Conference, join us for our 3rd "If the River Could Talk" event to include a paddle on the Waccamaw River or a guided tour of the former Turkey Hill Plantation to include a century old cemetery and a walk down to the river. The afternoon paddle event is free of charge.
Christine Ellis, Waccamaw River Keeper