Success Story 2018

Waters of Waccamaw Acquisition

Waccamaw River, NC Photo: Christine Ellis
Waters of Waccamaw Acquisition
North Carolina Coastal Land Trust
2,992 acres protected

North Carolina Coastal Land Trust acquired 2,992 acres of wetlands, cypress swamps, critical bottomland hardwood forests, and seven miles of Waccamaw River frontage. The property is adjacent to 37,000 acres of protected land, creating one of the largest conservation corridors in North Carolina. The 140-mile Waccamaw River, a designated Blue Trail, is a destination for paddlers, and home to warblers and swallow-tailed kites.  Its unique water chemistry and geology has produced several species of plants and animals that flourish in the Waccamaw – and nowhere else on Earth.