Technical Tours - Friday October 11, 2002 - 8:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m
Tour A: “Green Power”- Learn and see how landfill methane gas is captured and converted into electrical power. Visit the Horry County Solid Waste Authority’s Conway facility and see the new and innovative technology used to manage the ever-increasing trash created by the 12.2 million annual visitors to the Grand Strand area. This award winning facility has implemented an intensive countywide recycling program to extend the life of their landfill. *
Tour B: “Community Outreach” – Ahoy! This tour features the “Gator”, an amphibious bus, as transportation. We will drive from the highway directly into the Waccamaw River and Intra-coastal waterway-so weak at hearts be wary. The black waters of the Waccamaw are rich in history with memories of the old plantations, the rice fields and indigo. The fauna, flora and wildlife change daily on this leisurely adventure. We’ll talk about the local cultures and the people who tamed the area. We will see the Sandy Island Community and how the RC&D program reached out to help families improve their unique island community and protect their heritage. *
Tour C: “Innovative Wastewater Management” -Visit the Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority’s Bucksport treatment facility to see innovative methods of managing liquid wastes. Tour their turfgrass and tree farms to understand how communities can turn waste into dollars. *
Tours A, B, and C will visit a “POWER” for Wildlife site to explore the benefits this unique statewide RC&D program provides to the landowner, utility companies and wildlife.
Tour D: “Spouse’s Tour”- Shop-Till-U-Drop is the theme for this tour. Experience the unique shopping adventure at the Myrtle Beach Factory Outlet Stores. Located between Conway and Myrtle Beach. The MB Factory Outlet Stores complex has over 100 name brand outlet stores conveniently located for your shopping experience. Just bring your checkbooks and credit cards for this tour - no one allowed back on bus without a purchase. *