Loris man honored for decade of service to Waccamaw River

WACCAMAW RIVER, NC (WMBF) – A Loris man who has been volunteering to clean litter around the Waccamaw River for over a decade was given an award for his service Saturday.

Dale Stevens, a native of Loris, South Carolina, received the Waccamaw Riverkeeper Joy Pinson Award for Exceptional Service to the Waccamaw River for 2012 on Saturday at the 2013 Waccamaw Conference.

Stevens has had a lifelong love affair with the Waccamaw River, event organizer stated in a news release; he enjoys fishing, camping and boating on the 140-mile river, located in southeastern North Carolina and eastern South Carolina.

Stevens is an active participant in Riverkeeper litter cleanups, hosts his own river sweeps each May, and contributes to many projects and outings along the Waccamaw River, organizers stated.

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