|Mission | Accomplishments & Goals | Board, Staff & Volunteers | Donations & Remembrances
Our community revitalization group has been working since 1997 with goals to improve infrastructure and beautification, provide environmental education and preserve the creek and the traditions surrounding it.
How does Murrells Inlet 2020 work for the community?
The mission of Murrells Inlet 2020 is to promote and advance infrastructure improvements including beautification of the core commercial districts, to enhance environmental education, to initiate a redevelopment of the core commercial district which will reduce blight, and to utilize conservation and preservation methods to secure quality wetlands for future generations of residents and visitors to appreciate.
- Facilitated over 3 million county, state, federal and private foundation grant dollars for Inlet projects such as the award-winning Marshwalk and Bike Bridge
- Spring Tide Clean-up, the biggest one day community clean up in South Carolina, in which 5-10 tons of trash is cleaned up out of the creek and area roadsides
- North and South end entrance and directional signs to welcome visitors
- Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade
- Christmas wreath program on Business 17 street poles
- Water Quality Monitoring Program to assure that our creek remains healthy
- Murrells Inlet Watershed Based Plan
- Landscaping committee to beautify our entrances and flower boxes
- Promotion & marketing of Murrells Inlet to attract visitors to our area
Accomplishments • Goals
Some of our accomplishments include:
Some of our ongoing goals include:
- Champion of projects to preserve public access to the marsh - Marshwalk, Bike Bridge, Morse Park Landing, Jetty View Walk.
- Constructed a public crabbing dock at Morse Landing Park
- Erecting user-friendly signs throughout the inlet
- Partnering with local schools to teach our children about water quality
- Promoting area businesses
- Beautifying the area with litter clean-ups and landscaping projects
- Hosting community forums
- Running the volunteer Inlet Water Quality Monitoring Program, in partnership with CCU Watershed Academy
- Completed major lighting & landscaping enhancements at entrance areas
- Secured Grant funding for "Inlet Environmental Outreach"
- Environmental coloring books for restaurants
- Rental home teaching refrigerator magnets
- Educational Enviroscape Model for community events
- Initiated recycling of glass, cans & plastic on the Marshwalk, at Morse park Landing and Wacca Wache Landing.
- - Ecology boat adventure for 100 local children from "Teach My People"
- Secured funding for Morse Park beautification and educational Rain Garden
- Installed Monofilament (fishing line) Recycling Bins at area marinas
- Head up Spring Tide Clean Up, ridding Inlet of over 4 tons of trash each year
- Organize the "Fall Haul" to clean-up the marsh and the river at Wacca Wache Landing in conjunction with the DNR Beach & River Sweep held mid September every year.
- Completing an Economic Impact Study of the Murrells Inlet area.
- Creating a Murrells Inlet Watershed Based Plan.
- Securing public parking and completing the Veterans' Pier
- Pushing for the renovation or rebuilding of the Murrells Inlet Community Center. Should be complted by Georgetown County in 2013.
- Making litter clean up a year-round activity
- Enhancing environmental education for our residents and visitors
- Promoting Murrells Inlet as a "must see" destination
- Continue to work with DOT to improve safety for Business 17
- Landscape Luther's Garden (south end sign) and Inlet planters
- Find funding to get the Bypass 17 median mowed more frequently
- Maintain signage throughout the Inlet
- Host bi-annual community Chowder Talk's
- Distribute promotional brochures to encourage tourism
- Maintain the www.murrellsinletsc.com website
- Continue the "Litter Makes Us Crabby" & pet waste programs
- Continue the lighted street pole wreaths at Christmas time
- Organize the Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade
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|Board • Staff • Volunteers
Board of Directors
Maxine Dawes, Chairman
Sean Bond, Vice-Chairman
David Owens, Treasurer
Linda Connell, Secretary
The Board of Directors meets the first Wednesday of each month (excluding July) at 3 PM at the MI2020 office at 4124B Hwy 17 . Meetings are open to the public.
Murrells Inlet 2020 is always looking for volunteers. We have a variety of activities needing your support. Contact us at email@example.com or call 843-357-2007 if you are interested in helping in any way. Thank you!
Donations • Remembrances
Murrells Inlet 2020 relies exclusively on donations and fundraising for its ongoing operations. Donations are tax-deductible and are always welcome. Make checks payable to "Murrells Inlet 2020" and mail to PO Box 1357, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576. All donors are recognized in the bi-annual "Village Scene" newsletter.
These bronze plaques offer an opportunity for families, individuals, and businesses to revere the past, rekindle fond memories or remember loved ones -- past or present. Plaques of recognition are being offered on the MarshWalk and the Veterans Pier walkway. These plaques are a permanent enhancement to the MarshWalk, and such gifts may be deducted as a charitable contribution.
CLICK HERE for a MarshWalk Plaque order form.
CLICK HERE for Frequently Asked Questions about ordering a MarshWalk Plaque.