Protecting the Murrells Inlet Watershed begins with You

Closed Oyster Harvesting Sign in Murrells Inlet

When I grew up with the creek as my playground there was only a handful of families that called Murrells Inlet home.  Collecting fiddler crabs to sell to the few fishermen that fished off the old government pier, crabbing and fishing with the neighborhood kids and watching the Capt. Alex and other boats unload their catches at the end of the day provided much joy and entertainment back in the day.   Our small population has grown into a thriving community welcoming new familes and vistors alike to appreciate and enjoy our slice of a creekside town but beneath the beauty of Murrells Inlet lies troubled waters that must be protected.

Today Horry County Officials will be presented with a resolution to adopt a Watershed Management Plan to help protect the creeks of Murrells Inlet that are in danger due to high bacteria levels and in doing so will become part of this vital project that will pave the way for a healthier Murrells Inlet Watershed for our future.  Georgetown County will also follow suit and with the help of all community stakeholders a plan will be formulated to identify the cause of high bacteria levels in Murrells Inlet and the steps we need to take to ensure the levels decrease for years to come.

Community input and involvement is essential to not only creating but following this critical mission and in leading the effort Murrells Inlet 2020 needs to hear from you.  When the Murrells Inlet Watershed Management Plan is completed it will serve as a guide to help reduce high bacteria levels in our waters the ultimate responsibility lies with us all as we must be mindful of how each of us affects the land that surrounds the watershed since we are after all the reason our creeks are in danger.   Contact MI2020 Executive Director Sue Sledz @843-357-2007 for more information. Copyright©2012 Sandra Bundy, Broker-in-Charge, B&P, Inc.  Serving the Pee Dee and Grand Strand of South Carolina.

How you can help ~  Click here to report potential pollution sources in the Murrells Inlet Watershed.

 

Murrells Inlet Neighborhood Spotlight – Indigo Creek

When it comes to established Murrells Inlet neighborhoods in a nice quiet setting Indigo Creek just off Highway 17 Bypass offers a variety of home styles and price points with many located on the Indigo Club Golf Course.  Since it was first developed in the early 90′s Indigo Creek has grown to over 600 residences with a few select home lots remaining and has attracted new residents from all over the country over the years.

The 7 member HOA board at Indigo Creek in Murrells Inlet consists of residents from various backgrounds and is very mindful of keeping down costs for homeowners and works closely with K. A. Diehl & Associates the HOA management firm for the community.  Committees reports are presented to homowners by way of a quartely newsletter to keep all residents informed on matters important to Indigo Creek homeowners.   In addition they also provide many volunteer & social opportunites for residents to interact with fellow homeowners on a regular basis.

Indigo Creek HOA fees are low at $46 per month and there is a community pool and clubhouse for residents to enjoy.  With an average sale price hovering just above $183k home prices are very affordable and average days on market is 142 days for the 19 homes sales to date.

Indigo Creek is located in Horry County and the St. James School District and could be the ideal spot for your new Murrells Inlet home.  Copyright©2011 Sandra Bundy, Broker-in-Charge, B&P, Inc.  Serving the Pee Dee and Grand Strand of South Carolina.