Mingo Creek Tract for Black River State Park

Recipient: University of South Carolina – North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Project Type: Land Conservation

Recommended Funding Amount: $1,500,000

Congressional District(s): SC-07

Summary: This project will allow conservation partners to acquire 675 acres of ecologically significant coastal habitat within the Winyah Bay estuary in South Carolina. The Mingo Tract, which spans 4.5 miles of Mingo Creek to its confluence with the Black River at the edge of North Inlet Winyah Bay Research Reserve’s target watershed, will be conserved in perpetuity. The protected properties along the Black River are intended for passive recreation that is compatible with habitat protection.

For more information on the Office for Coastal Management grant program funding this project, please visit the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law webpage.