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New ERCK Trail Website and Map Officially Launched On July 19th

On July 19th Colleton County, Dorchester County and the SC National Heritage Corridor celebrated the culmination of a true partnership effort with the launch of a new website and map for the ERCK Trail, a sixty-two mile stretch of the majestic blackwater Edisto River. is intended to be a comprehensive tool for planning a variety of river outings on the trail and offers details on access points, river sections, local outfitters, accommodations, news, events and much more!

Information on a variety of ways to obtain a copy of the ERCK Trail Map is available on the website.

Visit the Summerville Journal Scene for an article recapping the map and website launch event!

Edisto River Stewardship Day A Success

Edisto River Stewardship Day 2017 was based at Colleton State Park on May 13. Stewardship Day, a river cleanup, was sponsored by Friends of the Edisto (FRED) in cooperation with the Edisto River Canoe and Kayak Commission (ERCK) and Colleton State Park.

First held in 2002, the goal of the event is to increase appreciation of the river and demonstrate the impact of litter on our beautiful resource. Unfortunately the people who litter are not the ones who participate in the cleanup.

Colleton County supports the effort by placing a dumpster at the park and assisting with transport of trash collected by our volunteers.

This year FRED sponsored music and a BBQ lunch at the park. Forty-four participants helped in the cleanup of fifteen landings. Forty-four bags of trash plus a variety of other debris was collected. Unfortunately, the threat of bad weather limited the number of boaters.

Camp Wildwood meets the Edisto River

On July 18, our very own ERCK Commission will be hosting a paddle tour for 3rd year campers of Camp Wildwood.

Camp Wildwood is a high energy and hands-on outdoor environmental camp that focuses on knowledge and appreciation of our natural resources. For more information on Camp Wildwood visit their website.

Camp Wildwood is sponsored by the Garden Club of South Carolina, Inc., the South Carolina Wildlife Federation, the Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund, South Carolina State Parks, and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

In the Middle of July

How 2 friends fared on a 4-day canoe trip on the Edisto River.
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Edisto River Canoe & Kayak Trail Launches New Website & Map

Colleton County & Dorchester County launches new brand, website, and map for the Edisto River Canoe & Kayak Trail.
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Counties collaborate on Edisto River project

Dorchester County is leading the way in recreationally transforming one of the Lowcountry’s most popular waterways.
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