The Riverkeeper

Meet your Congaree Riverkeeper, Bill Stangler.

Bill first moved to Columbia in 2005 from North Carolina to attend the University of South Carolina.  In 2009 he graduated with honors and received his bachelors degree in geography.  His studies focused on biogeography, landscape ecology and river science and he participated in numerous research projects on area rivers.  Before becoming the Riverkeeper Bill worked for several years as a local river guide.  He also currently serves on the boards of Friends of Congaree Swamp and Palmetto Paddlers. In his spare time he is an avid paddler, hiker, and general outdoor enthusiast.