The Pee Dee Progress
Published Quarterly by the Pee Dee
Resource Conservation and Development
Southeastern Association of RC&D Councils Convened in SC
Serving the Counties of
Area Council, Incorporated. A Private
Chesterfield Darlington Dillon
501 (C) 3 Nonprofit Organization
The South Carolina RC&D Council hosted the Southeastern Association Conference at the Wyndham
Resort in Myrtle Beach, October 9 12, 2002. The Pee Dee RC&D had seven representatives in attendance.
300 Russell Street, Room 209
Attendees from 10 southeastern states learned of the various projects being implemented across the
Darlington, South Carolina 29532
Southeast. Tours were conducted at the Horry County Solid Waste Authority, Grand Strand Sewer and
Water, and a Power For Wildlife site representing the SC Statewide Power for Wildlife program in which
private landowners are compensated for maintaining utility right of ways.
Volume 3 Issue
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
Pee Dee Land Trust Hosts a Landowner Meeting
In This Issue
Staff, and Citizen Volunteers. Without the support and efforts of the Partnership, many of these projects which
we coordinate would not exist.
in Darlington with the American Farmland Trust
Pee Dee Land Trust hosts a
Pee Dee Resource Conservation and Development Area Council, Incorporated
landowner meeting on
Farmland Protection. Page 1.
Chesterfield Darlington Dillon
Pee Dee Watershed Plan
Implementation Project is
Approved by Governor
Hodges. Page 1.
Arbor Day Program at St.
Marion Wright, Jr.
Johns Elementary School
Nature Center Project in
All programs and services of the Pee Dee Resource Conservation and Development Area Council are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard
Darlington Page 2.
to race, color national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status or handicap.
Pee Dee Regional Urban and
Community Forestry Project
is underway. Page 3.
Ben Zeigler, Pee Dee Land Trust Board Member, (standing) and Myra Lemburg,
American Farmland Trust, (lower center), provided farm land protection easement
Thompson Creek Water
information to approximately 25 Pee Dee Area landowners at Oaklyn Plantation.
Quality Project Nears
Completion in Chesterfield.
Ann Williamson, Pee Dee Land Trust Board Member, and her husband Ben
Williamson provided their home at Oaklyn Plantation as the venue for a Pee Dee Land
Pee Dee Cultural Heritage
Trust Landowner Meeting on Wednesday evening December 4 th. Information on
Project Puts Historical
conservation easements and the easement donation process/benefits was presented to
Marker Information on the
area landowners. Describing the role of the Pee Dee Land Trust, Ben Zeigler stated,
Internet. Page 3.
The Pee Dee Land Trust is about community based conservation. It is about
communities and the people within them coming together to work for responsible and
Interactive County Road
Maps with new road names
sustainable land use. It is about helping the people of this region to recognize the value
are developed by the Pee Dee
of our undeveloped land as a resource, something that is essential to a decent quality
RC&D. Page 3.
of life, and to understand that how we treat the land, in many ways defines who we
are. The Pee Dee Land Trust operates on the premise that the land is a community to
Pee Dee Council Members
which we all belong.
attend the Southeastern
RC&D Conference in Myrtle
Beach. Page 4.
For Information concerning the tax benefits of donating land or conservation
easements, and the many options available to the donor, visit
Current Efforts Page 2.
or call (843) 393 9809 ext. 4.
Pee Dee RC&D Watershed Proposal Submitted to EPA by Governor
The Pee Dee Resource Conservation and Development Council (Pee Dee RC&D) is dedicated to the protection
and enhancement of water quality and watershed health in the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina. We recently
submitted a Watershed Initiative Project proposal for the Pee Dee Watershed of South Carolina in response to the
call for nominations for the Watershed Initiative [FRL 7262 8] sponsored by the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA). Our proposal was selected by Governor Hodges as one of two which SC is allowed to submit to
EPA for regional and national consideration.