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Santee Riverkeeper Waterbody Rally May 15

The Santee Riverkeeper Alliance (SRA) will host its 2nd Annual Waterbody Rally May 15 at the Santee State Park from 10 am to 6 pm. Established December 19, 2008, the SRA is a citizen–based, nonprofit organization dedicated to defending the Waterbodys in the Santee River Basin from pollution, while protecting the public’s right to clean water.

There will be music, food, exhibitors, Miss Waterbody Swimsuit Competition, kayaking, karaoke competition, fishing for kids, and a Water Windows Art Competition for all ages.

Musical entertainment includes Chaos Band, Headin South Band, and Black Bottom Biscuits. All funds raised from the event will aid the SRA in its efforts to measurably improve the quality of the Santee River Basin’s Waterbodys.

The real “Waterbody Cleanup” starts May 22 as volunteers from Calhoun, Clarendon, Berkeley, Orangeburg, and Sumter counties get out on the lakes and rivers to help remove litter and garbage from the Waterbodys within the Santee River Basin. The cleanup effort also includes any trash and debris that have washed upon the shores. After the cleanup, cookouts on the shores of Lake Marion are planned.

For more information about this event, contact Mark Bruce at 445-7701 or email MarkBruce@SanteeRiverkeeper. org.

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