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Board of Directors Meeting 4:00pm-5:30pm

09/12/2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Jim Hamilton - L.B. Owens Airport Conference Room, 1400 Jim Hamilton Blvd, Columbia, SC 29205
This form stopped accepting submissions on September 12, 2019 4:00 pm EDT.
All members and the public are welcome to join us. If you have an item to add to the agenda or need more information, please contact us at coordinator@gillscreekwatershed.org or 803-727-8326. The Board of Directors usually meets every second Thursday of the month at the Jim Hamilton - L.B. Owens Airport.

News & Notes

Our community suffers from a major, unsightly problem: litter. It’s everywhere you look: on the street, in parking lots, in the ditches, even in our neighborhoods.

All of this trash ends up somewhere, and for a large portion of Richland County, that somewhere is Gills Creek.

Gills Creek used to be a true community asset with clean water, abundant wildlife, even a swimming club. These days, it’s polluted with high levels of bacteria, mercury,and other contaminants that make swimming inadvisable if not downright dangerous. The most obvious problem, though, is the litter.

Workers with C.L. Construction demolish the Title Loans building near Devine Street on Monday, March 18, 2019, in Columbia. The structure stood as a reminder of destructive 2015 flooding.

As folks surrounding Gills Creek begin to build anew following this weekend's record-setting and devastating floods, we're getting a good idea just how the situation deteriorated so quickly.

Mobile users, tap here to see photos of the historic flooding.

Members of the Gills Creek Watershed Association posted an update on their website, giving us the first timeline of events that lead to around 20 inches of rain causing massive flooding in the area.

  • BB&T
    BB&T
  • Bottles
    Bottles
  • Abacus
    Abacus
  • Mary and Scott Elliott
    Mary and Scott Elliott

    Thank you to our patrons!

  • Farm To Table
    Farm To Table
  • First Citizens Bank
    First Citizens Bank
  • Lizards Thicket
    Lizards Thicket
  • McCormick Taylor
    McCormick Taylor
  • Midwood Smokehouse BBQ
    Midwood Smokehouse BBQ
  • Mr. Firendly's
    Mr. Firendly's
  • Owen Real Estate
    Owen Real Estate
  • South State Bank
    South State Bank
  • Brennan Works

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