Although it will look a little bit different, we will be holding Wine for Water this year! We are working with Honey River Catering to bring you local, amazing food complete with an expert wine pairing by Rob Robertson to enjoy as you watch an exclusive film showing at your leisure.
In order to select which catered box of food you would like, please make sure you choose ONE "add on" at no additional cost when you purchase your ticket(s). You will be able to pick up your Honey River Box and wine pairing at City Roots on Friday February 19th from 4:00 - 7:00pm or request delivery for an additional $20 donation.
Following your movie night, on Monday, February 22nd, we will also offer a live zoom session where we will hear from our wine master, Rob Robertson, who will educate us on the art of wine, and Vanessa Driscoll, who will educate us about the farm to table movement and the importance of eating local. In addition, we will discuss the movie and the vital importance of our connection to nature and all its benefits. Please click the arrow below to buy tickets. We hope you can join us!
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.
We are currently revising the Gills Creek Watershed Management Plan and need your help to identify problem areas and issues. You—our members and friends—are on the ground in the watershed and may be more familiar with areas of severe erosion, runoff, and contamination then our consultants. And you may know of issues that no one else has thought about.
Please go to https://tinyurl.com/GCWAWMP to share your knowledge and improve the new Watershed Management Plan. Thank you!
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.
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