Murrells Inlet 2020 is hosting its bi-annual Chowder Talk event on Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m.
The meeting, where complimentary chowder and beverages will be served at 6:30 p.m., will focus on updating the public on the Murrells Inlet Watershed Based Plan project, which looks at the fecal coliform impairments in shellfish harvesting areas around the marsh, said Sue Sledz, executive director. The plan works to make the organization eligible for funding to fix any problems found, either in the marsh or on land.
“The good news is, several of the projects from last year are completed,” Sledz said.
The economic impact study is complete, along with work on the new Jetty View Walk, which extends part of the MarshWalk from Morse Park Landing to Fuego Mexican Grill & Cantina.
Sledz said attendees should come with questions, “especially for our speakers from Georgetown county,” Sledz said. She said there will be some speakers from the Georgetown County administration, and some associated with Murrells Inlet 2020. “I figure that’s the bulk of our local interest right now.”
The talk, which is open to the public, will be held at Inlet Affairs Banquet and Catering, 4024 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet.
Georgetown hosting drug take-back
In an effort to reduce theft and pill abuse in Georgetown County, the Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Agency are hosting a drug take-back event on Oct. 26.
Residents can bring expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications for disposal to Midway Fire and Rescue, 67 St. Paul’s Place, Pawleys Island from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The prescription drugs also will be accepted at the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office at 430 N. Fraser St., Georgetown.
The service is free and anonymous.
This take-back event is the seventh in three years. In April more than 371 tons of medications were collected across 5,800 sites. In previous events, DEA and its partner agency took in more than 2.8 million pounds of pills.
For more information, visit www.dea.gov. Visit the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page for directions to the sites.
Fundraiser for “Don’t Strip the Neck” upcoming
“Don’t Strip the Neck,” a grassroots organization against a plan to rework traffic flow in Pawleys Island, will hold a fundraising and awareness rally on Nov. 7.
The cause, originating from the Citizens Coalition for Ocean Highway (CCOH), works to inform residents about the project, which has been in planning since 2006. The plan looks to build a small median along U.S. 17 bypass in Pawleys Island, and opponents say the plan will destroy the personality of the island.
The fundraiser is slated from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Caledonia Fish Shed, 369 Caladonia Drive, Pawleys Island. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the event, and include food, two beverages, live entertainment and a presentation from “Don’t Strip the Neck.” Several area businesses are sponsoring the event, such as Duplicates Printing, Lachicotte Company and Pawleys Island Pharmacy.
For more information, contact Mindy McVay at 424-6701 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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