TENTATIVE: Paddle Black River Register

Date and Time:
Sat, May 4, 2024; 8:30 AM5:30 PM  (Local Time)
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TENTATIVE: Paddle Black River

Paddle the Black River Details Loop trip on the Black River, starting at Pine Tree Landing below Hwy. 41 in Andrews, upriver through parallelling swamp passages, and back down "the narrows" section of the river. Some mild upstream paddling and manuevering through tight passages; not for beginners.

Pine Tree Landing Rd, Andrews, SC 29510, USA

Webinar URL:

33.47332500,-79.49897700 Bill Turner wm.turner54@gmail.com MM/DD/yyyy amOUuwqNAzpGSXwtHmnd12740

Organized By: Robert Lunz Group

Location: Pine Tree Landing Rd, Andrews, SC 29510, USA

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Event Organizers:
Bill Turner
   wm.turner54@gmail.com
   (843) 412-4166
Edward Starr Hazard
   hazardes3@gmail.com
   (843) 513-7123

Google Earth view of Black River near Andrews SC
Paddle the Black River.
Loop trip on the Black River, starting at Pine Tree Landing below Hwy. 41 in Andrews, upriver through parallel swamp passages, and back down "the narrows" section of the river.  Some mild upstream paddling and maneuvering through tight passages; not for beginners.  

Resources

Resources

Ambient Surface Water PFAS Project (sc.gov) (this link provides a great overview for the study and a geographic representation of where they've sampled)
Ambient Surface Water Project - Surface Water Data.xlsx (live.com)   (this is where I go to check the actual data- the above link gives limited results. The "Pee Dee" tab is where you'll find Black River Watershed data)

Dangerous chemicals found in South Carolina’s fish, crab and oysters. Here’s what we know.
The State | Updated Sept. 22, 2023
https://www.thestate.com/news/local/environment/article279479369.html

The Black River Initiative
https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/7dd7c6c3f6484b9db11de75fbfaf7c57

Spreadheet showing PFAS levels up stream of planned paddle

1st Thursday Lecture (either Feb. 1st, March 7th, or May 2nd) led by Erin Donmoyer or associate from Winyah Rivers Alliance


Following Saturday Field Trip  May 4th led by Bill Turner and Starr Hazard

South Carolina is a state that is particularly tied to recreation and subsistence from its lakes and rivers, and so it is imperative that we take action to remedy systemic pollution from PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ that are showing up in dangerous levels in fish, crab, and to a lesser extent oysters. Of the many biological tissue, surface, groundwater, and drinking water studies that have been conducted in the state, PFAS is in evidence everywhere, and while we are waiting on the EPA to establish standards for these contaminants, it is important that DHEC is given the support it needs to continue to monitor this contaminant and pinpoint possible sources.

Contact your senators (Lindsey Graham, Tim Scott, and your representative) to provide additional funding for DHEC’s fish tissue monitoring program, as they have requested.

 

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Cancellation Policy: Heavy rain cancels

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