THE PEE DEE PROGRESS PAGE 4
The Pee Dee Progress
Published Quarterly by the Pee Dee
Resource Conservation and Development
Southeastern Association of RC&D Councils to Convene in SC
Serving the Counties of
Area Council, Incorporated. A Private
The South Carolina RC&D Council is hosting the Southeastern Association Conference this October. The
Chesterfield Darlington Dillon
501 (C) 3 Nonprofit Organization
seven councils in South Carolina are diligently preparing for this event with the effort being led by the
300 Russell Street, Room 209
Santee Wateree Council. The conference will be conducted at the Wyndham Resort in Myrtle Beach,
Darlington, South Carolina 29532
October 9 12, 2002. All South Carolina RC&D Council Members are encouraged to participate by
contributing their time and talents to make this a memorable experience for our visitors. Information is
available on the conference website at:
Volume 3 Issue 1
The Pee Dee RC&D is grateful to the local Conservation Partnership; including the NRCS Field Staff, the
Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners and Staff, SC Department of Natural Resources Field
Staff, and Citizen Volunteers. Without the support and efforts of the Partnership, many of these projects which
Pee Dee Land Trust Accepts Property Bordering Lynches River
we coordinate would not exist.
Pee Dee Resource Conservation and Development Area Council, Incorporated
The one thing God did not give Rivers and Evelyn
Chesterfield Darlington Dillon
Scarborough in 62 years of marriage was children. Now,
in their golden years they were faced with a large,
successful farm and no heirs to leave their land. "We tried,
but the Lord just saw fit for us to not have children,"
Evelyn said. The Scarboroughs owned the Egg and I farm
Marion Wright, Jr.
in Lamar, one of the largest independent egg producers in
the world. When they sold it earlier this year, the farm had
All programs and services of the Pee Dee Resource Conservation and Development Area Council are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard
a million chickens producing 10,000 cases of eggs a day,
to race, color national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status or handicap.
which translates to roughly 1.6 billion eggs a year. They
recently sold the egg producing part of the Darlington
County farm to a Japanese agricultural company. In
August, the remaining land was donated to the Pee Dee
Land Trust, a private, non profit agency that works to
Pictured Left to Right: Jasper Eaddy, Chairman of
conserve land throughout the Pee Dee area. The
the Pee Dee Land Trust; Kent Segars, Pee Dee Land
Trust; Leigh Edwards, Palmetto Conservation
Scarboroughs gave away 668 acres, some of which runs
Foundation; Rivers and Evelyn Scarborough.
along the Lynches River adjacent to Lee County.
Some of the land had been in their families since
South Carolina was first settled under King
George of England. For Darlington, Lee and
Sumter County residents, the donation helps to
preserve the quality of the Lynches River and
limits development upstream. The Lynches River
is on the Sierra Club s list of Special Places in
South Carolina. The donated land is sandwiched
between Lee State Park upstream and Lynches
River State Park downstream. Knowing the land
would be taken care of was a great relief for the
Scarboroughs. Rivers Scarborough said that after
considering all the options, he feels the life estate
method the best for him, his wife and their
property. "This land will be here long after we
Lynches River, viewed from the property donated by
are gone, and I feel good knowing that future
Rivers and Evelyn Scarborough of Darlington County.
generations will see it just as it is now," he said.
For Information concerning the tax benefits of donating land or conservation easements, and the many options
available to the donor, visit
or call (843) 393 9809 ext. 4.