A partnership of citizens, government, organizations, and business
dedicated to restoring and protecting the Gills Creek Watershed.
Uniting For Cleaner Water!
Gills Creek Greenway A Public Meeting
Thursday, February 11 at 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Brennen Elementary, 4438 Devereaux Rd, Columbia, South Carolina 29205
Richland County Government and the Richland Penny Program Development Team are hosting a public meeting to inform and seek input from citizens on the proposed Gills Creek Section A Greenway Project. The meeting format will be an open house to include informational displays. Project managers will be available to present options proposed for the site. Representatives from the Gills Creek Watershed Association will be present to explain the benefits of this project and other greenway projects in the county. The public is invited to ask questions and make comments during the meeting.
Richland Penny web site...
Info about the development of the plan...
Gills Creek Flooding 2015
(This consolidated page is a work in progress.)
See our Facebook page for updates and photographs...
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.