More About Murrells Inlet 2020
Welcome to the historic fishing village of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, a quaint, little town full of history, beauty & colorful characters. Tucked away just 10 miles south of the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet is a nature lover’s paradise.
Here, you won’t find flashing neon signs or roller coasters. In Murrells Inlet, you enter the quaint feel of a true fishing village, unspoiled by concrete and high rises. It’s a place sought out by fisherman and naturalists, whispered about by antique collectors, and revered by art lovers and horticulturists. It’s the place where golfers come to relax, families come to dine and snowbirds come to retire.
Murrells Inlet 2020 was established to preserve and protect the beauty of the inlet.
Our community revitalization group has been working since 1997 with goals to improve infrastructure and beautification, provide environmental education and preserve the creek and the traditions surrounding it.
How does Murrells Inlet 2020 work for the community?
Facilitated over $3.3 million of county, state, federal and private foundation grant dollars for Inlet projects such as the award-winning Marshwalk and Bike Bridge
Spring Tide Clean-up, the biggest one day community clean up in South Carolina, in which 5-10 tons of trash is cleaned up out of the creek and area roadsides
North and South end entrance and directional signs to welcome visitors
Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade
Christmas wreath program on Business 17 street poles
Water Quality Monitoring Program to assure that our creek remains healthy
Murrells Inlet Watershed Based Plan
Landscaping committee to beautify our entrances and flower boxes
Promotion & marketing of Murrells Inlet to attract visitors to our area
The mission of Murrells Inlet 2020 is to promote and advance infrastructure improvements including beautification of the core commercial districts, to enhance environmental education, to initiate a redevelopment of the core commercial district which will reduce blight, and to utilize conservation and preservation methods to secure quality wetlands for future generations of residents and visitors to appreciate.
Accomplishments • Goals
Some of our accomplishments include:
Champion of projects to preserve public access to the marsh – Marshwalk, Bike Bridge, Morse Park Landing, Jetty View Walk.
Erecting user-friendly signs throughout the inlet
Partnering with local schools to teach our children about water quality
Promoting area businesses
Beautifying the area with litter clean-ups and landscaping projects
Hosting community forums
Running the volunteer Inlet Water Quality Monitoring Program, in partnership with CCU Watershed Academy
Completed major lighting & landscaping enhancements at entrance areas
Secured Grant funding for “Inlet Environmental Outreach”- Environmental coloring books for restaurants- Rental home teaching refrigerator magnets- Educational Enviroscape Model for community events- Initiated recycling of glass, cans & plastic on the Marshwalk, at Morse park Landing and Wacca Wache Landing.
- Ecology boat adventure for 100 local children from “Teach My People”
Secured funding for Morse Park beautification and educational Rain Garden
Installed Monofilament (fishing line) Recycling Bins at area marinas
Head up Spring Tide Clean Up, ridding Inlet of over 4 tons of trash each year
Organize the “Fall Haul” to clean-up the marsh and the river at Wacca Wache Landing in conjunction with the DNR Beach & River Sweep held mid September every year.
Completed an Economic Impact Study of the Murrells Inlet area.
Created a Murrells Inlet Watershed Based Plan.
Pushed for the renovation or rebuilding of the Murrells Inlet Community Center. The building was unveiled in 2014.
Maintain (, trash pick up, mow and trim) the Bypass 17 median through Murrells inlet.
Some of our ongoing goals include:
Making litter clean up a year-round activity
Enhancing environmental education for our residents and visitors
Promoting Murrells Inlet as a “must see” destination
Continue to work with DOT to improve safety for Business 17
Landscape Luther’s Garden (south end sign) and Inlet planters
Maintain signage throughout the Inlet
Host bi-annual community Chowder Talks
Distribute promotional brochures to encourage tourism
Maintain the www.murrellsinletsc.com website
Continue the “Litter Makes Us Crabby” & pet waste programs
Continue the lighted street pole wreaths at Christmas time
Organize the Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade