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Have you seen The State Newspaper's series on the future of Columbia's riverfron...

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 14:15
Have you seen The State Newspaper's series on the future of Columbia's riverfront? There are articles about the Lower Saluda Greenway, the planned development (and park) along the Congaree as well as some great photos and a video.


Saluda Riverwalk could be next big project on local waterways
www.thestate.com
The Saluda Riverwalk could be the next big project on the local waterways, with funding in place and designs approved.

Thanks to the awesome volunteers that came out this morning for the Broad River...

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 11:22
Thanks to the awesome volunteers that came out this morning for the Broad River cleanup. And thanks to the City Park Rangers for helping too.


Spent a wonderful afternoon on the river taking the Richland County Conservation...

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:51
Spent a wonderful afternoon on the river taking the Richland County Conservation Commission on rocky shoals spider lily tour.


Just submitted our first round of QAPP approved water quality data to DHEC... Ha...

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:22
Just submitted our first round of QAPP approved water quality data to DHEC... Have you seen our results from earlier this month?


May 2015 Water Quality Monitoring Results | Congaree Riverkeeper
congareeriverkeeper.org
Earlier this year DHEC approved a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) for our water quality monitoring program. That means that the data we collect can now be used by the agency to make regulatory and management decisions. The current monitoring strategy has us collecting E. coli samples at 9 si…

New Belgium Brewing (and several other breweries) support the EPA's proposed #Cl...

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 16:47
New Belgium Brewing (and several other breweries) support the EPA's proposed #CleanWaterRules. Why?... Because clean water is good for beer and business.

Also, check out this great partnership New Belgium is doing with Waterkeeper Alliance: http://waterkeeper.org/2015/04/17/new-belgium-brewings-summer-seasonal-skinny-dip-takes-the-plunge-for-water-advocacy


Craft Beer Company To Congress: We Need The EPA’s Clean Water Rule
thinkprogress.org
A representative from New Belgium Brewing Company testified in favor of the EPA's Waters of the United States role before a Senate committee Tuesday.

Don't forget... we've got a volunteer cleanup of the Broad River at Columbia's R...

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 13:02
Don't forget... we've got a volunteer cleanup of the Broad River at Columbia's Riverfront Park planned for this Saturday.



Interesting travel article about the Congaree from the Columbus Dispatch ...http...

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 20:04
Interesting travel article about the Congaree from the Columbus Dispatch ...http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/travel/2015/05/17/1-onward-columbia.html


Columbia has undergone grand recovery in past 150 years
www.dispatch.com
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Congaree River has long offered power and transportation to South Carolina’s capital city. The river has also been used as a sewer and a dump.

Had a great time this afternoon teaching USC student about stream assessments an...

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 17:27
Had a great time this afternoon teaching USC student about stream assessments and aquatic macros on Cedar Creek at Congaree National Park.

Now off to the Richland County Council meeting to talk about addressing water quality issues in the Cedar Creek watershed and the need to move forward with the Lower Richland Sewer Project.


Mark your calendars... Next Saturday we're doing a cleanup on the Broad River at...

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 12:56
Mark your calendars... Next Saturday we're doing a cleanup on the Broad River at Columbia's Riverfront Park.



Take a look at these results from last week's water quality monitoring... we had...

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 13:06
Take a look at these results from last week's water quality monitoring... we had some high bacteria numbers on several urban streams.


May 2015 Water Quality Monitoring Results | Congaree Riverkeeper
congareeriverkeeper.org
Earlier this year DHEC approved a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) for our water quality monitoring program. That means that the data we collect can now be used by the agency to make regulatory and management decisions. The current monitoring strategy has us collecting E. coli samples at 9 si…

Have you seen this before... it's a monitoring system that tracks when tagged en...

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 13:13
Have you seen this before... it's a monitoring system that tracks when tagged endangered sturgeon pass by USGS gages on the Congaree and Santee Rivers.


Real-time Sturgeon Telemetry Tracking in SC Rivers
sc.water.usgs.gov
Sonic transmitters are inserted into Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon to monitor migration patterns, seasonal habitats, and spawning locations.

Here's some more from The State Newspaper about the future of Green Diamond and...

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 15:58
Here's some more from The State Newspaper about the future of Green Diamond and the Congaree floodplain...


Former Green Diamond development site sold off in pieces
www.thestate.com
Green Diamond sold off in chunks before looser development restrictions proposed.

THIS SATURDAY... Our friends at Canoeing for Kids are hosting Raft-a-Rama, their...

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:58
THIS SATURDAY... Our friends at Canoeing for Kids are hosting Raft-a-Rama, their annual whitewater rafting fundraiser on the Lower Saluda River on May 16th. This is a unique opportunity to experience the Saluda at high water and support a great cause. More info here: http://www.canoeingforkids.org/raft-a-rama.html


Have you seen the most recent issue of SC Wildlife Magazine? It's got several g...

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 18:46
Have you seen the most recent issue of SC Wildlife Magazine? It's got several great articles about our rivers, from striper fishing to the unique history of SC's fall line cities.


SC Wildlife Magazine
www.scwildlife.com
From the March - April 2015 Issue... The geography of South Carolina has done much to shape the way we fish, hunt, and meet the demands of trade and commerce and transportation. Columbia, Camden, Cheraw and Augusta are all cities built and settled along the "fall line." Come and learn more in this m…

Just finished taking water quality samples on the Sauda... Now running to the St...

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 12:49
Just finished taking water quality samples on the Sauda... Now running to the Statehouse to testify against the polluter amnesty act.


Today is going to be a big day at the Statehouse... The subcommittee hearing abo...

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 13:13
Today is going to be a big day at the Statehouse... The subcommittee hearing about fixing SC's surface water withdrawal law is at 2:30 in room 110 of the Blatt Building.

If you can't make it to the hearing you can watch it online here: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/video/vod.php?KEY=4386&audio=0


House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Meeting
www.scstatehouse.gov

Well, I said I'd jump in the Saluda if we raised more than $2,000 today... So he...

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 17:13
Well, I said I'd jump in the Saluda if we raised more than $2,000 today... So here it is. #MidlandsGives

You can still donate here: https://midlandsgives.org/#npo/congaree-riverkeeper



Do you love our rivers? Well then you OTTER donate to Congaree Riverkeeper thro...

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:21
Do you love our rivers? Well then you OTTER donate to Congaree Riverkeeper through #MidlandsGives... https://midlandsgives.org/#npo/congaree-riverkeeper


Will you take a few minutes today to help protect our rivers? It's fast, it's e...

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 09:47
Will you take a few minutes today to help protect our rivers? It's fast, it's easy, and it can make a big difference...


Three Things You Can Do Today To Help Our Rivers | Congaree Riverkeeper
congareeriverkeeper.org
Take just a few minutes today to help protect our rivers. All you have to do is make a phone call, write an email, or make a donation.

#MidlandsGives starts at midnight tonight... Please make a donation and help us...

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 16:40
#MidlandsGives starts at midnight tonight... Please make a donation and help us keep fighting for clean water and healthy rivers.

If we reach $2,000 in donations tomorrow I (Bill) will go jump in the Saluda River and post a video of it here on our page.


Midlands Gives
midlandsgives.org
When you donate to Congaree Riverkeeper through Midlands Gives your donations will be matched up to $1,000.