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Austin Sheheen Sr. Natural Resources Area dedicated
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Sen. Vincent Sheheen, Sen. Greg Gregory of Lancaster County, and Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk stand next to the sign officially dedicating more than 3,400 acres on Lake Wateree as the Austin Sheheen Sr. Natural Resources Area. A much beloved and prominent Kershaw County citizen and public official, Austin Sheheen Sr. was Sen. Sheheens grandfather. - photo by Johnny Deal
Senators Vincent Sheheen and Greg Gregory, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and The Conservation Fund joined other state and local officials, community members and private partners to celebrate the completion of a major effort to conserve more than 14 miles of Lake Wateree shoreline in Kershaw and Lancaster Counties. More than 3,400 acres located near Liberty Hill were dedicated Friday as the Austin Sheheen Sr. Natural Resources Area in memory of the former Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce president and dedicated public servant. Located across the lake from Lake Wateree State Park, the new Austin Sheheen Sr. Natural Resources Area will be managed by SC DNR as part of the Liberty Hill Wildlife Management Area for wildlife habitat and water quality preservation and will be open for public recreation, including hiking, hunting, bird watching and fishing.