Protecting Our Community.
Keep It Green is committed to protecting and preserving the land, quality of life, natural character, recreational and open space of our community in the Lower Waccamaw Neck for the benefit of present and future generations
Water Level Rise
New Building Permits since 2015
Community to Protect
Flooding is a major hazard to our community and its people. Forested land protects us by regulating infiltration and runoff.
Wetlands are natural sponges that absorb floodwaters. One acre of wetlands can typically store one million gallons of water.
1 inch of rain on 1 acre of forest produces only 750 gallons of runoff.
1 inch of rain on a 1 acre parking lot produces 27,000 gallons of runoff.
South Carolina loses wetlands at the rate of 2,574 acres per year due primarily to urban development.
KIG is committed to saving these natural protections.
Traffic is a dangerous problem in the Waccamaw Neck, and it is getting worse by the day.
Our roads and other infrastructure are over-burdened and operating far beyond design capacity. We cannot safely accommodate more traffic.
Imagine how hazardous it will be when the entire area has to evacuate!
Please join KIG’s efforts to oppose zoning changes that permit higher densities than currently allowed.
Higher Density = More Traffic
Our safety and welfare must take top priority. It's time to demand our county to use valid traffic studies. We can no longer afford to base future land use planning on artificially low statistics or six lane highways, bypasses and bridges that do not exist.
In 2015 our county adopted a Land Use Plan that clearly states as follows:
"The overriding issue in the Pawleys Island-Litchfield area is population density. Allowing higher density to prevent sprawl is no longer applicable in this area. The key now is to limit the number of new residential units that are added, so that the impacts of additional development (i.e. increased traffic congestion, increased stormwater runoff, greater pressures on our overall infrastructure) are minimized as much as possible.
Our goal is to protect low and medium density residential neighborhoods from commercial and high-density encroachment."
Unfortunately, our county often does not follow its own rules.
At public hearings involving increased density in the lower neck, KIG frequently reads this provision aloud and reminds our public officials about the requirements of our land use plan and the dangers of high density to our community.
Our community is only as strong as our laws and the willingness of our public officials to follow and enforce those laws.
KIG engages with our government officials as the voice of thousands of residents of the Waccamaw Neck.
We spend countless hours monitoring zoning & land use activities.
We scrutinize county practices and procedures to ensure compliance with the law.
We communicate with our public officials about relevant issues and we hold them accountable to follow proper law and procedure.
KIG maintains regular contact with our citizen base and community leaders. We hold public forums and we engage with residents on social media. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to protect our community.
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