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Thanks so much to the volunteers who came out for River Sweep and thanks to Adve...

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 14:04
Thanks so much to the volunteers who came out for River Sweep and thanks to Adventure Carolina for providing the canoes. We removed about 800 pounds of trash from the Congaree River.


River Sweep 2014
Thanks so much to the volunteers who came out for River Sweep and thanks to @[299074090159:274:Adventure Carolina] for providing the canoes. We removed about 800 pounds of trash from the Congaree River.

Good news from U.S. Bankruptcy Court today (yes, you read that correctly)... USC...

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:08
Good news from U.S. Bankruptcy Court today (yes, you read that correctly)... USC had the highest bid on the Gregg property so there won't be a new quarry opening on banks of the Congaree.


COLUMBIA, SC: USC high bidder for nearly 300 acres on riverfront | Local News | The State
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Vulcan Materials Co. backed off a bidding war with the University of South Carolina over nearly 300 acres on the riverfront Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Congratulations to our friend Bob Guild on the Lifetime Advocacy Award he receiv...

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 13:00
Congratulations to our friend Bob Guild on the Lifetime Advocacy Award he received from Conservation Voters of South Carolina yesterday. Bob is a dedicated conservationist, talented environmental lawyer, and an inspiration to many.


COLUMBIA, SC: Veteran Columbia conservation lawyer enjoys the fight | Local News | The State
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From an old mill house in Columbia, Bob Guild has run a sustained campaign to help citizens and conservation groups in the court rooms of South Carolina during the past three decades. Wednesday, he was recognized for his work by the Conservation Voters of South Carolina.

River Sweep is this Saturday... And while our canoe based cleanup is full, our p...

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:54
River Sweep is this Saturday... And while our canoe based cleanup is full, our partners at Keep the Midlands Beautiful still need volunteers for the cleanup at the Lower Saluda.


Keep the Midlands Beautiful
www.keepthemidlandsbeautiful.org
Interested in doing a one time cleanup? KMB is always happy to loan out supplies to help make your cleanup successful. Also take a look at one of these programs Adopt-A-Highway or Adopt-A-Waterway.

We've got a lot going on NEXT weekend, so mark your calendars. Saturday Sept. 2...

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 14:28
We've got a lot going on NEXT weekend, so mark your calendars.

Saturday Sept. 20th - River Sweep
Our cleanup is full, but you can find other volunteer opportunities here: http://www.dnr.sc.gov/bsrs/sites.html

Sunday Sept. 21st - Save Our Water Concert and Pint Night
We're wrapping up the Save Our Water campaign at Jake's on Devine. Live music from The (Hollerin') River Talkers and The Devils in Disguise and specials on SweetWater Brewing Company beers.



We're excited to hear about our friends at Get Your Gear On's new location, espe...

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 13:00
We're excited to hear about our friends at Get Your Gear On's new location, especially the river conference center.

At the same time, we're going to keep working to make sure we get real public access restored to the Lower Saluda.


Saluda River parking saved thanks to Columbia businessman’s land buy | Business | The State
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Parking access to the lower Saluda River near Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, which has been limited in recent years, isn’t getting any easier while the county waits for the Saluda Riverwalk plans to come to fruition.

Time to start training... This unique 50 mile race on the Congaree River is a li...

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:55
Time to start training... This unique 50 mile race on the Congaree River is a little over a month away.

Most people like to take a few days to paddle the Congaree River Blue Trail, but last year's winners did it in just under 8 hours.



Tonight. First Thursday. Boyd Plaza. Music. Beer. Donations. Sentence Fragments.

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:01
Tonight. First Thursday. Boyd Plaza. Music. Beer. Donations. Sentence Fragments.



Happy 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Have you been out in the designate...

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 14:03
Happy 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.
Have you been out in the designated wilderness portions of Congaree National Park?


Timeline Photos
“If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it." –President Lyndon B. Johnson Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act becoming law and creating the highest level of protection for some of our nation’s most cherished places, including the Congaree Wilderness! #wild50 #wilderness50

You're going to want to come out to this free concert and fundraiser for Congare...

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 16:52
You're going to want to come out to this free concert and fundraiser for Congaree Riverkeeper on Thursday.



Looks much better...

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:55
Looks much better...


Timeline Photos
Planning a paddle trip on the Congaree River? The new 601 landing is DONE! Call us for your free backcountry permit.

Don't forget about tomorrow's Save Our Water event at 2108 State in Cayce.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:32
Don't forget about tomorrow's Save Our Water event at 2108 State in Cayce.