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Volunteers needed for water quality programs in Horry, Georgetown counties

MURRELLS INLET, SC (WMBF) - Environmental activists are looking for volunteers to take part in water quality programs in Murrells Inlet and on the Waccamaw River.

The volunteers would work in teams, collecting water samples of selected sites twice a month. Horry and Georgetown Counties would support the programs with funding.

Organizers say your help, is crucial to the program's success.

The water quality data collected would help determine trends in local waterways, over time.

It would also make up for state monitoring, which according to organizers, has been reduced.Your help, collecting these samples, would help in future studies.

It would also be used to raise environmental awareness in the community.

This way, Coastal Carolina University's Waccamaw Watershed Academy and Environmental Quality Laboratory, along with other organizations involved, can further protect our waterways.

All in all, this would fulfill storm water goals in our area - and breathe longevity in our environment and economy.

"People are coming here because it's the seafood capital or it's the self-proclaimed seafood capital of the state, anyway, and you know, they're coming here to get fresh fish from the seafood markets. They're coming here to eat fish at the restaurants, they're coming here to enjoy the water, everything, I mean that's what they're coming here for is the water," said Jessica of Perry's Bait & Tackle.

The information from volunteers' research will be available in an online database at a later time. Stick with WMBF News for updates.

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