Rocky Point Community Forest

Winyah Rivers Foundation, Georgetown, SC

The Rocky Point Community Forest on the Black River in Georgetown County, SC protects 462-acres of coastal forested wetland and associated upland habitat and therefore protects water quality in the region. It is managed following a self sustaining forestry model geared towards protecting and restoring ecological health while providing public access and recreation opportunities to the surrounding communities.

Counties Impacted:

  • Georgetown County

​Winyah Rivers is very proud to be a partner in the effort to create and support this community asset, the first of its kind in the region.  Its unique modeling as a self sustaining community forest pairs sustainable forestry restoration and management with water quality protection through land protection. It also provides the critical connection between a community and its natural resources through public access to the Black River and opportunities for recreation and education. Water is life and we appreciate The Water Resource Fund's support of this innovative solution to water quality protection.

- Winyah Rivers Foundation's Board President Ron Hartman

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