Gills Creek Watershed Association
A partnership of citizens, government, organizations, and business
dedicated to restoring and protecting the Gills Creek Watershed.
Uniting For Cleaner Water!

Gills Creek: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Presentation

Join us on July 31 from 5:30PM to 7:00PM at the Richland Library Main Lucy Hampton Bostick Auditorium. Guest speaker Warner Montgomery will share stories, photos, and both personal and told experiences about the Gills Creek watershed and surrounding neighborhoods. The Walker Local and Family History Center will have historical maps and other information available. The Gills Creek Watershed Association will introduce new and interesting topics about the Gills Creek watershed.

Warner M. Montgomery, Ph.D., graduate of the University of South Carolina and the University of Michigan, began his professional career as a teacher and coach at the new A. C. Flora High School in Forest Acres in 1960. After teaching in Thailand, Michigan, Ohio, Africa, and Canada, he returned to Columbia in 1989 as owner-publisher of the Columbia Star newspaper. He is now retired and writes and teaches about the history of Columbia. He most recently authored a history of Forest Acres.
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Gills Creek Watershed Map
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The Gills Creek Watershed is among the largest impaired urban watersheds in South Carolina, and contains over 70 miles of streams and lakes, and 47,000 acres of land. The watershed is included in the cities of Columbia, Cayce, Forest Acres, and Arcadia Lakes; Richland County, and the US Army's Fort Jackson.

The watershed's headwaters start above Sesquicentennial State Park and flow into the Congaree River just above the Congaree Swamp National Park.

The Gills Creek Watershed Association is dedicated to restoring the watershed through education, grass roots action, public and private partnerships, remediation projects, and controlled development.

The goal is to return the Gills Creek Watershed to a living resource providing recreational opportunities, habitat for native wildlife and plants, and a national model for watershed planning and management.

You can participate by joining the Association, becoming active in the Association's initiatives, spreading the word to your friends, neighbors and co-workers, and promoting the Association and its vision to your elected officials.

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