Purpose: The purpose of this project was to protect 327 acres of tidal freshwater marsh. Acquisition of this property further enhanced wetland management capabilities on Samworth WMA. The property is located in an important wintering area for wood ducks, mallards, green-winged teal, blue-winged teal and Northern shovelers. Samworth WMA is managed by South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources to provide quality foraging habitat for numerous waterfowl species.

Location: The project is located on Samworth WMA in Georgetown County approximately 10 miles northeast of Georgetown, SC (along the Great Pee Dee River).

Acres Impacted: 327 acres

Habitat Types: Tidal freshwater marshes
Tidal emergent moist-soil impoundments

Partners: SC Department of Natural Resources
North American Wetlands Conservation Council
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Timeline: Acquisition was completed in spring 1996

DU Contact:

Craig LeSchack
Director of Conservation Programs
South Atlantic Field Office
3896 Leeds Ave.
Charleston, SC 29405