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Funny how National Bat Week and #Halloweek coincide like that... Have you seen t...

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:16
Funny how National Bat Week and #Halloweek coincide like that... Have you seen these cool bat posts from Congaree National Park?


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Rafinesque's big-eared bat is one of the seven species of bats that makes Congaree their home. These odd looking bats commonly roost in old hollow trees, particularly favoring the Water Tupelo. This bat, while not endangered throughout its range, is losing ground here in South Carolina. What purpose do you think their large ears play in helping their survival?

A great op-ed piece from SCWF's Steve Gilbert on the importance of protecting he...

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:59
A great op-ed piece from SCWF's Steve Gilbert on the importance of protecting headwater streams and wetlands.


EPA jurisdiction over wetlands needed for environment
www.postandcourier.com
BY STEVE GILBERT

Excited and honored that your Congaree Riverkeeper is part of this impressive li...

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:17
Excited and honored that your Congaree Riverkeeper is part of this impressive lineup of speakers for TEDxColumbiaSC 2015.


Speakers Announced for 2015 TEDxColumbiaSC Conference
www.free-times.com
You’ve probably heard about TED talks — they've been presenting “ideas worth spreading” since 1984.

“This is South Carolina’s only national park,” Stangler said. “It gets great rec...

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 13:08
“This is South Carolina’s only national park,” Stangler said. “It gets great recreational use. I don’t want people’s experience to be with polluted water. I want them to get the real experience they should get, which is clean and healthy rivers and streams.”


EXCLUSIVE: Sewage, chemicals flowing into SC national park | Local News | The State
www.thestate.com
Scientists are finding potentially harmful levels of medicines, chemicals and bacteria in waterways at Congaree National Park.

“This is South Carolina’s only national park,” Stangler said. “It gets great rec...

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 13:08
“This is South Carolina’s only national park,” Stangler said. “It gets great recreational use. I don’t want people’s experience to be with polluted water. I want them to get the real experience they should get, which is clean and healthy rivers and streams.”


EXCLUSIVE: Sewage, chemicals flowing into SC national park | Local News | The State
www.thestate.com
Scientists are finding potentially harmful levels of medicines, chemicals and bacteria in waterways at Congaree National Park.

SSO Update: The north entrance to Riverfront Park is closed while the City cont...

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:44
SSO Update:

The north entrance to Riverfront Park is closed while the City continues the cleanup.

The City has shut off the water plant intake while they flush the canal (drinking water should not be impacted).

River users should avoid the Columbia Canal and use extreme caution in the Congaree River downstream.


SSO Update: The north entrance to Riverfront Park is closed while the City cont...

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:44
SSO Update:

The north entrance to Riverfront Park is closed while the City continues the cleanup.

The City has shut off the water plant intake while they flush the canal (drinking water should not be impacted).

River users should avoid the Columbia Canal and use extreme caution in the Congaree River downstream.


SSO ALERT: The City of Columbia just reported a sanitary sewer overflow of seve...

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 10:52
SSO ALERT: The City of Columbia just reported a sanitary sewer overflow of several thousand gallons entering the Columbia Canal near 4122 River Drive.

Here is the full public notification:

City of Columbia Issues a

Sanitary Sewer System Overflow Notification

To The Customers near the

4122 River Drive
October 25, 2014

The City of Columbia has experienced an overflow of Sanitary Sewer at
4122 River Drive in Richland County.

The City of Columbia Wastewater Division identified Sanitary Sewer overflows on River Drive
at approximately 6:30 am on Oct. 25, 2014 entering The Columbia Canal.
An electrical failure at the North Columbia Pump Station led to the overflow from the gravity sewer system.

Please call the City of Columbia for any inquiries concerning this notification at 545-3300.

SSO ALERT: The City of Columbia just reported a sanitary sewer overflow of seve...

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 10:52
SSO ALERT: The City of Columbia just reported a sanitary sewer overflow of several thousand gallons entering the Columbia Canal near 4122 River Drive.

Here is the full public notification:

City of Columbia Issues a

Sanitary Sewer System Overflow Notification

To The Customers near the

4122 River Drive
October 25, 2014

The City of Columbia has experienced an overflow of Sanitary Sewer at
4122 River Drive in Richland County.

The City of Columbia Wastewater Division identified Sanitary Sewer overflows on River Drive
at approximately 6:30 am on Oct. 25, 2014 entering The Columbia Canal.
An electrical failure at the North Columbia Pump Station led to the overflow from the gravity sewer system.

Please call the City of Columbia for any inquiries concerning this notification at 545-3300.

Thank you River Rat Brewery for hosting... and thanks to all the folks who came...

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:42
Thank you River Rat Brewery for hosting... and thanks to all the folks who came out. Great night!


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This is really cool. Thank you River Keepers for having this here.

Thank you River Rat Brewery for hosting... and thanks to all the folks who came...

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:42
Thank you River Rat Brewery for hosting... and thanks to all the folks who came out. Great night!


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This is really cool. Thank you River Keepers for having this here.

Don't forget... Our free outdoor screening of DamNation at River Rat Brewery is...

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:44
Don't forget... Our free outdoor screening of DamNation at River Rat Brewery is tonight at 7:00. See you there!



Don't forget... Our free outdoor screening of DamNation at River Rat Brewery is...

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:44
Don't forget... Our free outdoor screening of DamNation at River Rat Brewery is tonight at 7:00. See you there!



Our partners at the Lexington County Stormwater Consortium are hosting a Rain Ba...

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:17
Our partners at the Lexington County Stormwater Consortium are hosting a Rain Barrel Workshop on Oct. 30th. Join them to learn about the benefits of rainwater harvesting and build your own rain barrel.


Rain Barrel Workshop October 30, 2014
www.lcswc.com
The Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium will host a rain barrel workshop, Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Lexington County Public Works facility on 440 Ball ...

Our partners at the Lexington County Stormwater Consortium are hosting a Rain Ba...

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:17
Our partners at the Lexington County Stormwater Consortium are hosting a Rain Barrel Workshop on Oct. 30th. Join them to learn about the benefits of rainwater harvesting and build your own rain barrel.


Rain Barrel Workshop October 30, 2014
www.lcswc.com
The Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium will host a rain barrel workshop, Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Lexington County Public Works facility on 440 Ball ...

Today is the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act. Unfortunately, while many...

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 09:21
Today is the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act. Unfortunately, while many of us are celebrating this landmark law, South Carolina's Governor and Attorney General are fighting to keep it from protecting vital wetlands and streams.

You can learn more about the proposed rules as well as submit public comments here: http://www2.epa.gov/uswaters


COLUMBIA, SC: SC attorney general fights federal environmental rules | Local News | The State
www.thestate.com
Gov. Nikki Haley and Attorney General Alan Wilson want the federal government to abandon a new environmental rule to protect streams and wetlands that harbor wildlife but which get in the way of development.

Today is the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act. Unfortunately, while many...

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 09:21
Today is the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act. Unfortunately, while many of us are celebrating this landmark law, South Carolina's Governor and Attorney General are fighting to keep it from protecting vital wetlands and streams.

You can learn more about the proposed rules as well as submit public comments here: http://www2.epa.gov/uswaters


COLUMBIA, SC: SC attorney general fights federal environmental rules | Local News | The State
www.thestate.com
Gov. Nikki Haley and Attorney General Alan Wilson want the federal government to abandon a new environmental rule to protect streams and wetlands that harbor wildlife but which get in the way of development.

Need some help with the basics of wetting a line? Well DNR is hosting several f...

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:19
Need some help with the basics of wetting a line? Well DNR is hosting several family fishing clinics around the Midlands this fall, including one tomorrow.


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DNR to host series of family fishing clinics around the Midlands - The clinics are designed to introduce the basics of fishing to the young and old or those who need a refresher to increase their future participation in the sport. http://www.dnr.sc.gov/news/yr2014/oct9/oct9_clinic.html

Need some help with the basics of wetting a line? Well DNR is hosting several f...

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:19
Need some help with the basics of wetting a line? Well DNR is hosting several family fishing clinics around the Midlands this fall, including one tomorrow.


Timeline Photos
DNR to host series of family fishing clinics around the Midlands - The clinics are designed to introduce the basics of fishing to the young and old or those who need a refresher to increase their future participation in the sport. http://www.dnr.sc.gov/news/yr2014/oct9/oct9_clinic.html

Our free outdoor screening of DamNation at River Rat Brewery is just a week away...

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 17:33
Our free outdoor screening of DamNation at River Rat Brewery is just a week away. Hope you join us.