Annual conference to discuss the Waccamaw River (update: bacteria levels good but trending up)

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Kayaking off the Black River in Georgetown, SC.

Update 10/5: The Waccamaw Monitoring Program has enough data over the past 5 years to see a growth trend in bacteria levels.

Fortunately, those levels are still well below the state and federal standards for quality. That means there is time to act and control the growth trend. WMBF has some suggestions on what we can do to help. Read that here.

First Report: Coastal Carolina's Center for Marine and Wetland Studies will host several presentations at the 6th annual Public Data Conference which will present the analysis and trends from water quality studies of the Waccamaw River.

Another aspect of the conference is talking with the community about volunteer and participation programs. The conference is free and open to the public this Wednesday, October 5th, from 9:30 am to 12:30 am at Coastal Carolina's Center for Marine and Wetland Studies. 

The Sun News has more detailed information about the conference. Read it here.