Grantee Spotlight

Organization

Winyah Rivers Foundation

Mission

To protect, preserve, monitor, and revitalize the health of the lands and waters of the greater Winyah Bay watershed.

Services Provided:

We help protect fishable, swimmable, drinkable water for our families and our future through community outreach and education, community stewardship, land conservation, and advocacy.

Leadership:

Christine Ellis, Executive Director

Recent Success Story:

During our 2018 Spring Cleanup Our Local Waterways Initiative, we held 90 river cleanups. With the help of 800 volunteers we were able to collect 44,000 pounds of trash from 200 river miles within the greater Winyah Bay watershed. Our cleanup initiatives are always successful both in volunteer and community engagement as well as in cleaning up our local drinking water source. During recent cleanups we have had participants complain there is not enough trash to collect but we will consider that a success!

Website:

www.winyahrivers.org