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Read this great op-ed by Gus Speth about the importance of protecting South Caro...

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 14:28
Read this great op-ed by Gus Speth about the importance of protecting South Carolina's rivers.

And please contact the SC House Agriculture and Natural Resource committee and tell them it's time to fix our water withdrawal law and end the permitting exemption for big ag...
http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=C&C=H2000000050


South Carolina’s treasured rivers need protection
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What's better than margaritas on Cinco de Mayo? Margaritas and matching donatio...

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 16:48
What's better than margaritas on Cinco de Mayo? Margaritas and matching donations!

When you donate to Congaree Riverkeeper through #MidlandsGives on May 5th your donations will be matched up to $1,000.


Midlands Gives
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On May 5 when you donate to Congaree Riverkeeper through Midlands Gives your donations will be matched up to $1,000. There will also be several opportunities for bonus donations and prizes.

The Free Times Rivers Issue looks to the future of our rivers, from parks and gr...

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 16:34
The Free Times Rivers Issue looks to the future of our rivers, from parks and greenways to cleanups and lawsuits...

“People are starting to really demand clean water and be very vocal about it,” Congaree Riverkeeper Bill Stangler says.


Downstream: Imagining Columbia’s River Future
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Not so long ago, Columbia had a riverfront park that stretched along the east bank of the Congaree between the Gervais and Blossom Street bridges.

We've got a couple of quick things you can do this #EarthDay to help protect our...

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 13:14
We've got a couple of quick things you can do this #EarthDay to help protect our rivers... just click the link and go to our website. #KeepItClean


This Earth Day Help Protect Our Rivers | Congaree Riverkeeper
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Want to help protect our rivers this Earth Day? Here are a few things you can do to support our fight for clean water and healthy river...

Mark your calendars... On May 5th Congaree Riverkeeper will be part of #Midlands...

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 23:12
Mark your calendars... On May 5th Congaree Riverkeeper will be part of #MidlandsGives, an awesome day of giving across our region.


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On May 5 when you donate to Congaree Riverkeeper through Midlands Gives your donations will be matched up to $1,000.

You may have already noticed that the Congaree has been a little high the last f...

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 11:46
You may have already noticed that the Congaree has been a little high the last few days... well with all this rain it's going to get a bit higher.


National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service
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Congaree River at Columbia

The Free Times is accepting nominations for the 2015 Best Of list... Do you thin...

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 13:57
The Free Times is accepting nominations for the 2015 Best Of list...
Do you think Congaree Riverkeeper is the best activist group or green initiative? Was River Rocks your favorite festival? Who's the best river outfitter?


Best of Columbia 2015
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Welcome to the nomination round of the 2015 Best Of Columbia readers' poll. Please vote for all of your local favorites, and we'll tally the results to see who’s been nominated for the final round of voting.

This last week has been crazy... River Rocks, two lobby days at the Statehouse,...

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:32
This last week has been crazy...
River Rocks, two lobby days at the Statehouse, Parr hydro relicensing meeting, got appointed to the Central Midlands Environmental Planning Advisory Committee, and a filing deadline for our Clean Water Act lawsuit.

Can't wait to sit back and enjoy some music from Delta Spirit and beer from River Rat Brewery at Half-Moon Outfitters this afternoon.


Check out this piece from the Post and Courier on the surface water withdrawal i...

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 18:03
Check out this piece from the Post and Courier on the surface water withdrawal issue we're working on...


Prevent overuse of S.C. rivers
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It only took one water-gulping new industrial-scale potato farm to land the south fork of the Edisto River on a 2014 list of the country’s most endangered rivers compiled by American Rivers, an environmental advocacy group. This year, both the

Tomorrow at Half-Moon Outfitters... Free acoustic show from Delta Spirit benefit...

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 13:21
Tomorrow at Half-Moon Outfitters... Free acoustic show from Delta Spirit benefitting Congaree Riverkeeper. With food and beverages from River Rat Brewery and The Wurst Wagen.



It's been a busy couple of days at the Statehouse... back to back lobby days, pu...

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:26
It's been a busy couple of days at the Statehouse... back to back lobby days, pushing to fix the water withdrawal law, and fighting the polluter amnesty act.

Watch this video from yesterday's SC Rivers Forever press conference and please urge your State Senators and Representatives to fix the water withdrawal loophole and protect SC's rivers... http://bit.ly/1I9GxBA




1) Watch the SC Rivers Forever Press Conference that just ended at the State House. 2) Act: Tell SC Senators and Representatives that we need to reform our water law to protect our rivers: http://bit.ly/1I9GxBA, via American Rivers

Did you catch this piece on ABC Columbia last night? The Lower Richland sewer p...

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:35
Did you catch this piece on ABC Columbia last night?

The Lower Richland sewer project will tie in three wastewater plants with a long history of Clean Water Act violations (including 2 public schools) and improve water quality in Cedar Creek upstream of Congaree National Park.


Richland County Leaders Express Need for Sewer Project

Several Richland County leaders are ready to get moving on the Lower Richland Sewer Project.

Thanks so much to everybody who made this year's River Rocks such a big success....

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 16:56
Thanks so much to everybody who made this year's River Rocks such a big success... the bands, the sponsors, volunteers, outfitters, vendors, and especially all of you who came out to support us!

Also, check out these great photos from Sean Rayford Photography.


Superman and Batman Make Surprise Appearance at River Rocks
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After a discussion on the various Soda City underworlds with Congaree River Keeper Bill Stangler and a couple local musicians, he recalls a Disney on Ice event that turned the discharge behind the stage into a milky white stream and the problems confronting the venue on the issue. Now in it's fifth…

Thanks so much to everybody who made this year's River Rocks such a big success....

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 16:56
Thanks so much to everybody who made this year's River Rocks such a big success... the bands, the sponsors, volunteers, outfitters, vendors, and especially all of you who came out to support us!

Also, check out these great photos from Sean Rayford Photography.


Superman and Batman Make Surprise Appearance at River Rocks
www.seanrayford.com
After a discussion on the various Soda City underworlds with Congaree River Keeper Bill Stangler and a couple local musicians, he recalls a Disney on Ice event that turned the discharge behind the stage into a milky white stream and the problems confronting the venue on the issue. Now in it's fifth…

Free Kayak rides on a beautiful day at the canal. #riverrocks2015

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 17:16
Free Kayak rides on a beautiful day at the canal. #riverrocks2015


Free Kayak rides on a beautiful day at the canal. #riverrocks2015

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 17:16
Free Kayak rides on a beautiful day at the canal. #riverrocks2015


The Mantras have the crowd dancing!!

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 15:51
The Mantras have the crowd dancing!!


The Mantras have the crowd dancing!!

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 15:51
The Mantras have the crowd dancing!!


The Mustache Brothers!

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 14:14
The Mustache Brothers!