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Our friends at Conservation Voters of South Carolina and Don't Drill SC are host...

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 17:01
Our friends at Conservation Voters of South Carolina and Don't Drill SC are hosting a screening of The Great Invisible at Tapp's Arts Center next week. If you're concerned about offshore drilling and the future of South Carolina's coast you should attend.



Well they're at it again... big polluters and their friends at the statehouse ar...

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 14:35
Well they're at it again... big polluters and their friends at the statehouse are trying to pass a bill that would take away your rights while protecting illegal polluters from legal action.

S.229, The Polluter Amnesty Act, comes up for a vote in the Senate Medical Affairs Committee on Thursday. Contact your Senator (especially if they are on the committee) and tell them to oppose S.229.


Ask your Senator -- Don't give Polluters Amnesty
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Passing S.229 equates to issuing an unconstitutional amnesty for past, unpermitted pollution. This bill would undo the "savings clause" that was included in the PCA compromise and was agreed to by all parties in 2012. The agreed upon Savings Clause preserved all pending actions, suits, and all right…

Thanks so much to The Backpacker Quality Gear, Inc for becoming a small business...

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 16:03
Thanks so much to The Backpacker Quality Gear, Inc for becoming a small business member and supporting our work.

By the way, they are having a big sale on their winter gear right now so stop by and check it out.


Last night/early this morning the City of Columbia experienced another sewer ove...

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:30
Last night/early this morning the City of Columbia experienced another sewer overflow on Crane Creek, a tributary to the Broad River.

While the City is working to address this issue (see their press release from earlier this week http://tinyurl.com/q6nbyb8) spills like this will continue to be a serious problem until these projects are completed.


Sanitary sewer overflow notification issued for Brickyard Road
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The City of Columbia has issued a sanitary sewer system overflow notification for the customers near the 5000 block of Brickyard Road.

Last night/early this morning the City of Columbia experienced another sewer ove...

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:30
Last night/early this morning the City of Columbia experienced another sewer overflow on Crane Creek.

While the City is working to address this issue (see their press release from earlier this week http://tinyurl.com/q6nbyb8) these spills will continue to be a serious problem until these projects are completed.


Sanitary sewer overflow notification issued for Brickyard Road
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The City of Columbia has issued a sanitary sewer system overflow notification for the customers near the 5000 block of Brickyard Road.

Have you seen Kevin Fisher's City Watch article in this week's Free Times? "If...

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 13:04
Have you seen Kevin Fisher's City Watch article in this week's Free Times?

"If you care about our local rivers, be grateful that Congaree Riverkeeper exists..."


We Got Trouble, Right Here in River City
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“With a capital T and that rhymes with P and that stands for…” In this case, pollution.

Have you seen Kevin Fisher's City Watch article in this week's Free Times? "If...

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 13:04
Have you seen Kevin Fisher's City Watch article in this week's Free Times?

"If you care about our local rivers, be grateful that Congaree Riverkeeper exists..."


We Got Trouble, Right Here in River City
www.free-times.com
“With a capital T and that rhymes with P and that stands for…” In this case, pollution.

This sounds like fun... A Saluda River Trout Fishing Tournament (picture only) t...

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 13:20
This sounds like fun...
A Saluda River Trout Fishing Tournament (picture only) this Saturday organized by Regan Norris and Get Your Gear On.


Timeline Photos
Regan Norris and Get Your Gear On are proud to announce the Saluda River No Invitation Invitational fishing tournament. Come on out, have some fun and catch some fish!

This sounds like fun... A Saluda River Trout Fishing Tournament (picture only) t...

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 13:20
This sounds like fun...
A Saluda River Trout Fishing Tournament (picture only) this Saturday organized by Regan Norris and Get Your Gear On.


Timeline Photos
Regan Norris and Get Your Gear On are proud to announce the Saluda River No Invitation Invitational fishing tournament. Come on out, have some fun and catch some fish!

Thanks to everyone who came out to our talk and fly fishing demonstration this a...

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 18:38
Thanks to everyone who came out to our talk and fly fishing demonstration this afternoon at Saluda River Club... and thanks to SRC for letting us use the outdoor center.


Thanks to everyone who came out to our talk and fly fishing demonstration this a...

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 18:38
Thanks to everyone who came out to our talk and fly fishing demonstration this afternoon at Saluda River Club... and thanks to SRC for letting us use the outdoor center.


You can view Congaree Riverkeeper's full 2014 Sewer Spill Report on our website...

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 14:02
You can view Congaree Riverkeeper's full 2014 Sewer Spill Report on our website here...


2014 Sewer Spill Report | Congaree Riverkeeper
congareeriverkeeper.org
Sewer Spills, also called Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) are a major water quality concern in the Midlands. Sewer Spills can result in serious risks to both public health and the overall health of our rivers. Below is an analysis of all of the SSOs that were reported to the South Carolina Departm…

You can view Congaree Riverkeeper's full 2014 Sewer Spill Report on our website...

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 14:02
You can view Congaree Riverkeeper's full 2014 Sewer Spill Report on our website here...


2014 Sewer Spill Report | Congaree Riverkeeper
congareeriverkeeper.org
Sewer Spills, also called Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) are a major water quality concern in the Midlands. Sewer Spills can result in serious risks to both public health and the overall health of our rivers. Below is an analysis of all of the SSOs that were reported to the South Carolina Departm…

The Free Times is like a mini rivers issue this week with 2 stories about import...

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 09:56
The Free Times is like a mini rivers issue this week with 2 stories about important issues we're working on...

http://www.free-times.com/news/city-spilled-1.6-million-gallons-of-sewage-in-2014-021715

And http://www.free-times.com/news/bill-would-require-permits-for-large-farm-water-use


City Spilled 1.6 Million Gallons of Sewage in 2014
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The City of Columbia was responsible in 2014 for more than 85 percent of the nearly 2 million gallons of sanitary sewer overflows into the Lower Saluda, Lower Broad and Congaree River watersheds, according to a report from advocacy group Congaree Riverkeeper.

The Free Times is like a mini rivers issue this week with 2 stories about import...

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 09:56
The Free Times is like a mini rivers issue this week with 2 stories about important issues we're working on...

http://www.free-times.com/news/city-spilled-1.6-million-gallons-of-sewage-in-2014-021715

And http://www.free-times.com/news/bill-would-require-permits-for-large-farm-water-use


City Spilled 1.6 Million Gallons of Sewage in 2014
www.free-times.com
The City of Columbia was responsible in 2014 for more than 85 percent of the nearly 2 million gallons of sanitary sewer overflows into the Lower Saluda, Lower Broad and Congaree River watersheds, according to a report from advocacy group Congaree Riverkeeper.

Great Op-ed piece from Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus on the growing iss...

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 11:57
Great Op-ed piece from Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus on the growing issue of chemical spills caused by train accidents, and the need for Riverkeeper organizations.


Columbia, SC: Bonitatibus: How to prevent South Carolina’s next rail disaster | Opinion Extra |...
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When a CSX train derailed in Allendale County last month, the wreckage released hazardous chemicals into the rural area. I traveled to the scene immediately to find out the extent of the damage, but instead of getting information, I ran into walls. Based on a statement CSX released almost two days l…

Great Op-ed piece from Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus on the growing iss...

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 11:57
Great Op-ed piece from Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus on the growing issue of chemical spills caused by train accidents, and the need for Riverkeeper organizations.


Columbia, SC: Bonitatibus: How to prevent South Carolina’s next rail disaster | Opinion Extra |...
www.thestate.com
When a CSX train derailed in Allendale County last month, the wreckage released hazardous chemicals into the rural area. I traveled to the scene immediately to find out the extent of the damage, but instead of getting information, I ran into walls. Based on a statement CSX released almost two days l…

Out doing a little "Love Your River" cleanup with some folks from Palmetto Paddl...

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 15:12
Out doing a little "Love Your River" cleanup with some folks from Palmetto Paddlers.


Out doing a little "Love Your River" cleanup with some folks from Palmetto Paddl...

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 15:12
Out doing a little "Love Your River" cleanup with some folks from Palmetto Paddlers.


Our rivers and creeks played an interesting role in this part of Columbia's hist...

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 16:34
Our rivers and creeks played an interesting role in this part of Columbia's history.

Oh, and don't get frightened by the cannons firing across the Congaree tomorrow.


5 failed defenses of Columbia as Sherman neared | Local News | The State
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As Gen. William T. Sherman’s Union troops neared Columbia in 1865, most of the Confederate forces high-tailed it out of town. Those that stayed behind did put up a few defensive efforts, which did little to slow the march into Columbia. Here are five unsuccessful defenses: