When: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 | 12:00 PM
Where: Online Webinar via Zoom
Freshwater streams serve countless benefits to both society and the environment. They provide recreational opportunities, reduce flooding downstream, serve as habitat for aquatic species, and provide resources to terrestrial organisms. Unfortunately, healthy streams begin to deteriorate when native riparian buffers are not protected. Join Clemson Extension agents to learn about the new statewide Stream Bank Repair program that provides practices to protect stream banks, improve water quality, and prevent property loss.
When: Saturday, August 21, 2021 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Where: Please meet us at the 2122 S. Beltline Blvd parking lot!
Join GCWA along S. Beltline for our Adopt-A-Highway cleanup!
Gills Creek Watershed Association has been participating in Adopt-A-Highway for the past few years. We'd love for you to join us to help keep our watershed clean!
Please click on the map to see the current water level of Gills Creek.
Article in the Post and Courier featuring GCWA, Richland County, and the City of Columbia
Article by The State about GCWA's 319 grant from SCDHEC, with matching funds provided by the City of Columbia, and the great support of Meyers Brothers Properties.
The Gills Creek Watershed Management Plan 2020 Update is complete!
The 2009 Gills Creek Watershed Management Plan has been updated in order to reflect changes in the watershed’s condition over the last ten years and to provide a more explicit listing of projects within the Gills Creek Watershed, along with predicted costs and expected results.
GCWA is grateful to the Richland County Conservation Commission for funding to complete this update. We appreciate McCormick Taylor’s efforts to accomplish the work within our budget, and we are grateful to our Technical Committee members and to the many residents and stakeholders in the watershed who took the time to provide information to guide the Plan update.
Public input allowed pollutant “hotspots” within the watershed to be identified, helping to guide many of the specific projects within this Plan. The Plan also addresses EPA's nine required elements of watershed-based plans, including information such as: pollutant causes, sources, and amounts; current and predicted future development conditions; flooding concerns; best management practices; community engagement; and a schedule for implementing the plan, as well as measures of its success.
This updated Plan will provide myriad options not only for GCWA, but for local governments and others in the watershed. It is meant to be a living document, adjusted as needed to reflect watershed conditions and accommodate new threats, opportunities, and community concerns. We welcome any feedback regarding this Plan update, which can be submitted here: https://arcg.is/PujOn.
To view the Gills Creek Watershed Management Plan - 2020 Update, visit our webpage: https://www.gillscreekwatershed.org/what-we-do/key-documents.
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