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Dorchester County Accepting Applications for Rivers and Waterways Commission

Post Date:12/20/2018 12:00 PM

On Monday, November 19, 2018, Dorchester County Council adopted Ordinance 18-21 creating the Dorchester County Rivers and Waterways Commission. ThePondsLifestyle-3247

The seven-member Commission will make recommendations to County Council that support recreational development and sustainable management of rivers and other county waterways. 

Such recommendations may be related, but not limited to:
  • Allocation of funds for acquisition, development and/or maintenance of water recreation facilities and resources
  • Allocation of funds for promotion of river recreation and tourism.
  • The development and adoption of plans to guide water recreation activities along county waterways.

Additionally, Commission members will be charged with participating in programs and events designed to promote water recreation in the County, seeking outside financial support for projects, and partnering with neighboring jurisdictions and similar organizations to achieve common goals related to water recreation. 

Dorchester County Council Chairman, Jay Byars said “Dorchester County is blessed with several unique rivers and waterways. Regular focus from a dedicated commission will help us optimize recreational opportunities and experiences that these resources offer.”


Dorchester County is now accepting applications from Dorchester County residents who would like the opportunity to serve on the Rivers and Waterways Commission. Applications will be accepted and forwarded to County Council until all Commission seats are filled.

Dorchester County Rivers and Waterways Commission Application

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