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If you're coming out to the Palmetto Sportsman's Classic today stop by the SC SC...

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 09:37
If you're coming out to the Palmetto Sportsman's Classic today stop by the SC SC Rivers Forever booth.


An interesting update on the Congaree coal tar cleanup... looks like it will tak...

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 13:26
An interesting update on the Congaree coal tar cleanup... looks like it will take a bit longer than originally projected.


Coal tar removal on Congaree River on hold while plan is reworked
www.thestate.com
Reworking coal tar removal plan for the Congaree River could set back start by four months

In case you didn't make it to TEDxColumbiaSC, here's the talk from earlier this...

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 14:03
In case you didn't make it to TEDxColumbiaSC, here's the talk from earlier this year. Hope you enjoy it.


Rivers belong to all of us | Bill Stangler | TEDxColumbiaSC

In this talk, Bill Stangler describes the work of Riverkeeper organizations and explains the legal basis for rivers as a common good. As the sole staff membe...

In case you didn't make it to TEDxColumbiaSC, here's the talk from earlier this...

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 14:03
In case you didn't make it to TEDxColumbiaSC, here's the talk from earlier this year. Hope you enjoy it.


Rivers belong to all of us | Bill Stangler | TEDxColumbiaSC

In this talk, Bill Stangler describes the work of Riverkeeper organizations and explains the legal basis for rivers as a common good. As the sole staff membe...

Had a great time doing stream assessments with the scouts from Troop 5 earlier t...

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 20:42
Had a great time doing stream assessments with the scouts from Troop 5 earlier this evening.


Had a great time doing stream assessments with the scouts from Troop 5 earlier t...

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 20:42
Had a great time doing stream assessments with the scouts from Troop 5 earlier this evening.


Today is World Water Day, but really shouldn't that be every day... "For too lo...

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 13:27
Today is World Water Day, but really shouldn't that be every day...

"For too long, low-income, indigenous and marginalized populations have been put in harm's way for the sake of big business and profits. All citizens of the world should have access to swimmable, drinkable and fishable water. Too often, communities that are denied these rights face daunting challenges in standing up to Big Agriculture, King Coal and their friends in power. This World Water Day, make the declaration that clean water is a basic human right."
– Marc Yaggi, Executive Director, Waterkeeper Alliance

http://bit.ly/1MUEbrk


Today is World Water Day, but really shouldn't that be every day... "For too lo...

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 13:27
Today is World Water Day, but really shouldn't that be every day...

"For too long, low-income, indigenous and marginalized populations have been put in harm's way for the sake of big business and profits. All citizens of the world should have access to swimmable, drinkable and fishable water. Too often, communities that are denied these rights face daunting challenges in standing up to Big Agriculture, King Coal and their friends in power. This World Water Day, make the declaration that clean water is a basic human right."
– Marc Yaggi, Executive Director, Waterkeeper Alliance

http://bit.ly/1MUEbrk


It looks like tomorrow is going to be a beautiful day for some fishing... And w...

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 13:11
It looks like tomorrow is going to be a beautiful day for some fishing... And we're throwing a pair of River Rocks tickets into the prize pool too!



It looks like tomorrow is going to be a beautiful day for some fishing... And w...

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 13:11
It looks like tomorrow is going to be a beautiful day for some fishing... And we're throwing a pair of River Rocks tickets into the prize pool too!



Flows on the Lower Saluda will be in the yellow range today and tomorrow (~5,000...

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 11:06
Flows on the Lower Saluda will be in the yellow range today and tomorrow (~5,000 cfs) to accommodate swiftwater rescue training for local fire departments.


Lower Saluda River | SCE&G
www.sceg.com
Find out about current and planned conditions on the river.

Flows on the Lower Saluda will be in the yellow range today and tomorrow (~5,000...

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 11:06
Flows on the Lower Saluda will be in the yellow range today and tomorrow (~5,000 cfs) to accommodate swiftwater rescue training for local fire departments.


Lower Saluda River | SCE&G
www.sceg.com
Find out about current and planned conditions on the river.

This letter should certainly resonate with the South Carolinians who have been a...

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 14:57
This letter should certainly resonate with the South Carolinians who have been attacked as "radicals and extremists" over the last year for simply trying to protect our rivers and our heritage. Well said Hatch Magazine.


An open letter to America's anglers | Hatch Magazine - Fly Fishing, etc.
www.hatchmag.com
We love to fish. We love it. Not in that juvenile, sloppy-wet-kiss way that so many of us remember from high school, but with an “I come alive with a fly rod in my hand” love that’s grounded in maturity, appreciation and respect for our angling traditions. We’ve been fishing for decades and there ar…

This letter should certainly resonate with the South Carolinians who have been a...

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 14:57
This letter should certainly resonate with the South Carolinians who have been attacked as "radicals and extremists" over the last year for simply trying to protect our rivers and our heritage. Well said Hatch Magazine.


An open letter to America's anglers | Hatch Magazine - Fly Fishing, etc.
www.hatchmag.com
We love to fish. We love it. Not in that juvenile, sloppy-wet-kiss way that so many of us remember from high school, but with an “I come alive with a fly rod in my hand” love that’s grounded in maturity, appreciation and respect for our angling traditions. We’ve been fishing for decades and there ar…

The folks at Gallery West have a great river themed exhibition up now called "Ri...

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:36
The folks at Gallery West have a great river themed exhibition up now called "River Poems: East to West". It will run through April 19th, so be sure to stop by and check it out.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/p100x100/11017690_333110290232595_1299608368462451664_n.jpg?oh=ac525f0fda9cf8919487f5a4a60a3974&oe=5571D557&__gda__=1438489776_529f577d88a27c9f104adfe2b7670dd3

Gallery West

TONIGHT!!March 3, 6:00-9:00 pm - Opening Reception "River Poems: East to West",Works by Stephen Chesley and Margaret Cogswell.This exhibition by two artists who focus on rivers will be on view from March 3 through April 19, 2015.Stephen Chesley, is a well-known Columbia-based artist with a national reputation. Chesley has devoted much of his work to the natural world, especially water. In his own words, "Water, the liquid language of poetry, music, and paintings graces Earth with its beauty, life and unbridled strength. That water has nurtured biodiversity beyond the odds of the creative universe is reason enough to accept the honor of its stewardship." The work in this show will be a selection of Zen-like studies, minimal but powerful brush strokes that chronicle rivers from their most complex currents to simple reflections of meandering southern waterways.Margaret Cogswell is a mixed-media installation artist residing in New York. Cogswell is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2009. Since 2003, the main focus of Cogswell's work has been a series of river projects that explore the increasingly politicized role of water. RIVER FUGUES is a series of unique mixed-media installations that reveal the interdependency of people, industry and rivers. All projects are research based and use the musical structure of the fugue as a conceptual point of departure and as a guide for editing audio and video compiled along a river's course.Programming during the exhibition will include an evening with the artists on Tuesday, March 10, during which time they will discuss their own work, as well as observations about the work of the other artist. Organizations dedicated to conservation and the preservation of the life of our local rivers will be involved in this project.

The folks at Gallery West have a great river themed exhibition up now called "Ri...

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:36
The folks at Gallery West have a great river themed exhibition up now called "River Poems: East to West". It will run through April 19th, so be sure to stop by and check it out.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/p100x100/11017690_333110290232595_1299608368462451664_n.jpg?oh=ac525f0fda9cf8919487f5a4a60a3974&oe=5571D557&__gda__=1438489776_529f577d88a27c9f104adfe2b7670dd3

Gallery West

TONIGHT!!March 3, 6:00-9:00 pm - Opening Reception "River Poems: East to West",Works by Stephen Chesley and Margaret Cogswell.This exhibition by two artists who focus on rivers will be on view from March 3 through April 19, 2015.Stephen Chesley, is a well-known Columbia-based artist with a national reputation. Chesley has devoted much of his work to the natural world, especially water. In his own words, "Water, the liquid language of poetry, music, and paintings graces Earth with its beauty, life and unbridled strength. That water has nurtured biodiversity beyond the odds of the creative universe is reason enough to accept the honor of its stewardship." The work in this show will be a selection of Zen-like studies, minimal but powerful brush strokes that chronicle rivers from their most complex currents to simple reflections of meandering southern waterways.Margaret Cogswell is a mixed-media installation artist residing in New York. Cogswell is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2009. Since 2003, the main focus of Cogswell's work has been a series of river projects that explore the increasingly politicized role of water. RIVER FUGUES is a series of unique mixed-media installations that reveal the interdependency of people, industry and rivers. All projects are research based and use the musical structure of the fugue as a conceptual point of departure and as a guide for editing audio and video compiled along a river's course.Programming during the exhibition will include an evening with the artists on Tuesday, March 10, during which time they will discuss their own work, as well as observations about the work of the other artist. Organizations dedicated to conservation and the preservation of the life of our local rivers will be involved in this project.

It's Friday the 13th, and rather than post some scary numbers about sewer spills...

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:34
It's Friday the 13th, and rather than post some scary numbers about sewer spills, bad environmental laws, or climate change, we decided to go with... THE LIZARD MAN, a giant reptilian creature that supposedly roams the swamps and forests (and occasionally highways) of South Carolina.

Do you believe? Anyone had a lizard man encounter? Is he lurking somewhere in the depths of the Congaree floodplain?


It's Friday the 13th, and rather than post some scary numbers about sewer spills...

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:34
It's Friday the 13th, and rather than post some scary numbers about sewer spills, bad environmental laws, or climate change, we decided to go with... THE LIZARD MAN, a giant reptilian creature that supposedly roams the swamps and forests (and occasionally highways) of South Carolina.

Do you believe? Anyone had a lizard man encounter? Is he lurking somewhere in the depths of the Congaree floodplain?


If you missed missed last week's radio interview about the issues we're working...

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 13:18
If you missed missed last week's radio interview about the issues we're working on at the statehouse you can listen to it here. The segment starts at the 33:00 minute mark.

Does this count as a #TBT?


3-6-15 UNeed2Know - Fknapp

Simon Lazarus, Lynn Bailey, Bill Stangler, Ali Borchardt w/Elizabeth Wolf