North Inlet marsh

Happy Birthday NI-WB

On August 31, 1992, about 18,000 acres of salt marsh and wetlands received a very special designation that recognized their importance to the coastal ecosystem. North Inlet and Winyah Bay became a part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, dedicated to maintaining resilient estuaries and coastal watersheds where human and natural communities thrive. For the past thirty years, the NI-WB NERR has been a productive site for long-term research, water-quality monitoring, education, and coastal stewardship. We have achieved many milestones over that time, and have been thankful for the community support we have received throughout the years. So now it is time to celebrate! 


Picture of participants in fish printing program

Open House Party, September 24th,  9 AM to 2 PM

Join us to celebrate the Reserve’s 30th birthday and National Estuaries Week! Reserve tours, educational activities and estuary fun are being planned. More details will follow soon.


Community Conversations

Georgetown County Museum, September 6th. “Coastal Stewardship- a 30 Year Perspective”


Reserve Review

Reserve time-line

Reserve facts


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