River Watch: Riverkeeper News Briefs

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Let's Get the Lower Saluda Greenway Funded and Built As part of its mission, Congaree Riverkeeper works to improve river access, protect fish and wildlife in and along our rivers, and advocate for clean water flowing within our rivers.  Greenways... read more...
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Congaree Riverkeeper Cleans Up Rocky Branch Creek Riverkeeper Bill Stangler and volunteers pose with the trash collected during the Rocky Branch Creek clean-up. read more...
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Saluda River Access at Riverbanks Zoo Last week Congaree Riverkeeper met with Riverbanks Zoo administration to discuss the issue of river access and the zoo parking lot.  The zoo laid out their plan, the basic components of which... read more...
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Sedimentation at Riverfront Park   Sedimentation is a serious water quality problem that can damage aquatic habitats, harm fish and other aquatic animal and plant communities and make navigation and recreational use and more... read more...
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Runoff from Cayce Quarry   On Monday December 19th Congaree Riverkeeper was alerted of a pollution problem affecting the Congaree River.  While walking on the Cayce portion of the riverwalk a concerned citizen... read more...
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Calling on City Council An important milestone in the health of our Rivers was reached last year when DHEC issued what is called a MS4 permit to the City of Columbia that requires it to regulate stormwater runoff within its... read more...
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Joint Statement Regarding Saluda River Access   JOINT STATEMENT OF CONGAREE RIVERKEEPER & RIVERBANKS ZOO read more...
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City of Columbia Seeking Comment on Revised Stormwater Ordinance The City of Columbia is seeking public input concerning proposed revisions to its stormwater management and erosion control ordinances.  The following meetings will be held at 701... read more...
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Public Meeting Scheduled Regarding Proposed Nuclear Reactors SCE&G is seeking a permit from DHEC authorizing discharge of wastewater associated with its two proposed additional nuclear reactors at VC Summer Nuclear Facility in Fairfield County.  The... read more...