Project WOW! Waters of Waccamaw

North Carolina Coastal Land Trust, Wilmington, NC

The Waccamaw is one of the most beautiful, wildest and most biologically unique of North Carolina’s rivers. This grant has resulted in the permanent protection of critically important wetlands and almost two miles of forested buffer on the river.

Counties Impacted:

  • Columbus County

​The Waccamaw is unique and wild; it includes some of the most beautiful and extensive cypress swamps in the state, and portions of the river and Lake Waccamaw contain fish and mollusks that are found nowhere else on Earth.

-Janice Allen, Deputy Director of the Coastal Land Trust



The Water Resource Fund from Duke Energy is a multiyear, $10 million commitment to protect and restore waterways in the Carolinas and neighboring states. Learn more about the projects we’ve supported, and how you can get involved.