Pat and Forrest are very excited about being part of the RiverKeeper program. The National WaterKeeper has been active for several years but the local chapter is new to our area and the Meieres are 'charter members'. There are many aspects to the program but the part we are excited about assigns teams to patrol certain areas and report problems such as pollution, illegal dumping and such. Our first real patrol was November 12, 2003. If you are interested in the Upper Ricefields East area, you might want to follow along. We only covered a part of our patrol area but it was a very satisfying day.

Click to follow a patrol in the Upper Ricefields East Team Area.

If you are part of the RiverKeeper program and want to see a chart with the specific waterways marked, you can download and print these images. They are for the Upper Ricefields East Area. I printed these and taped them together so they form a portion of the NOAA Intracoastal Waterway chart for this area and take that chart on patrol.

If you conduct patrols as a member of the Waccamaw Riverkeeper program, you may download a blank patrol report.

Intracoastal Waterway Nautical Chart with waterways to patrol marked.         South Portion         North Portion
These are large files (5 MB each) so you may not want to download them with a dial-up connection.
(The web page with pictures of a patrol should download quickly.)

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