New kayak launches, directional and interpretive signs, along with picnic tables and gardens make the Waccamaw River Blue Trail a great place to recreate | © Charles Slate It’s a really exciting time for our work along the Waccamaw! In recen… Read more »
Staci works to engage the community by reconnecting them to the Waccamaw River through the creation of its blue trail. She also provides educational outreach for landowners and local decision makers in order to further the protection efforts of critical lands along the river corridor.
Staci joined American Rivers in May 2009. Prior to that she worked for Conservation Voters of South Carolina as the Project Director for CoastMatters, focusing on local land use issues.
B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa, M.S. work in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural HealthWaccamaw River
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This post was originally published by Alicia MacLeay on Trailspace.com, a product review site for outdoor enthusiasts. Staci Williams on the Waccamaw River Blue Trail, NC, SC | © Charles Slate While most Americans live within a mile of a river or… Read more »
Recently, the Waccamaw River Blue Trail was listed as the priority project for both North and South Carolina as part of the America’s Great Outdoors Rivers Initiative. We are really excited to continue working with all of our great local partners… Read more »
Enjoying a community paddle on the Waccamaw | Staci Williams Recently, American Rivers celebrated the release of the Waccamaw Blue Trail map and the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) acquisition of a tract of land within the Waccamaw National Wil… Read more »
Communities across the nation are beginning to recognize the variety of benefits their local rivers offer and are taking steps to ensure their protection through the creation of Blue Trails. American Rivers and its partners have been working to create… Read more »
Seemingly minor revisions to laws and regulations have the potential to significantly improve protections for local rivers. For example, a community in South Carolina along the Waccamaw River Blue Trail recently approved revisions to its Tree Ordinance… Read more »
American Rivers, and partners, the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® and Pee Dee Land Trust, would like to congratulate Coastal Carolina University student, Matthew Gray, for creating the winning logo for the Waccamaw River Blue Trail. To meet Matthew and hear a… Read more »
Today we released the results of a poll we completed on a Blue Trail we are creating in South Carolina, the Waccamaw River Blue Trail. I had the opportunity last night to share with the Horry County Council the results from that poll, which asked 500 r… Read more »
Last week I attended a public meeting hosted by the Army Corp of Engineers where they discussed one of their recent reports concerning a possible canal on the Waccamaw River to reduce flooding. The study concluded that the cost, both economic and env… Read more »
Saturday’s kick-off paddle for the Waccamaw River Blue Trail was a big success! The morning began with a brief press event with guest speakers Bridgette Johnson, of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, and Larry White, a Conway City Councilmen…. Read more »