Invasive Species Workday
Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Owens Field Park
Join us for an invasive plant species removal workday at Owens Field Park. Volunteers will do everything from cut down small invasive trees and shrubs to carrying the debris out to staging areas. If you plan on attending, please sign up using the RSVP ticket above. Be sure to include your email address in case we need to contact you about the event.
What to Bring: lunch, water bottle, appropriate clothing, hand saw, loppers/clippers, work gloves.
We will have some tools and gloves available for volunteer use but if you have your own, please bring them. No power tools are allowed.
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Wine For Water 2015
Save the date, Earth Day, April 22nd, from 6-8pm for good food, great wine, and a silent auction.
Join Gills Creek, Rocky Branch and Smith Branch watershed associations at Columbia's Senate's End to celebrate our vision for the streams and rivers that we have pledged to preserve! Enjoy food from local restaurants, wines from around the world, and great deals at the silent auction from local donors. Make a toast to Earth Day from the deck along the Congaree River, and support healthy waterways!
Wine for Water will benefit the watershed associations, environmental non-profits dedicated to restoring the Midlands' watersheds through education, grassroots action, and public and private partnerships.
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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.