The mission of the Gills Creek Watershed Association is to restore and protect the Gills Creek Watershed.
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  • Urban Paddle

Notice of Annual Meeting

Gills Creek Watershed Association

Tuesday, November 13, 2018


Forest Lake Presbyterian Church

6500 N. Trenholm Road

Columbia, SC 29206

Gills Creek Watershed members, please join us for our annual members’ meeting on Tuesday, November 13th from 5:30 to 7:00pm at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church (6500 N. Trenholm Road.) This is a wonderful opportunity to come and hear about our activities over the past year and how you can be part of our accomplishments this coming year.  Please come cast your votes for Board Members for the next three years.   

EDENS will be honored with the Watershed Wonder Award.   

Howard Duvall, Councilman, City of Columbia will provide updates regarding watershed work in the City and Gills Creek watershed.

Not sure if you're a current GCWA member? Contact Mary Virginia Tynan, Membership Coordinator at to find out. Or you can join online at

Light refreshments will be served.

Kindly RSVP by Tuesday, November 6th to:

or by phone 803.727.8326


Early Bird Discount Tickets: $10 off through November 30th

What is a watershed? A watershed is an area of land where all of the rainfall, streams, creeks, and stormwater drain to a common waterbody. No matter where you live, you're in a watershed!

Gills Creek Watershed Map
Click to see an interactive map of the watershed with project information.

The Gills Creek Watershed is among the largest impaired urban watersheds in South Carolina, and contains over 70 miles of streams and lakes, and 47,000 acres of land. The watershed is included in the cities of Columbia, Cayce, Forest Acres, and Arcadia Lakes; Richland County, and the US Army's Fort Jackson.

The watershed's headwaters start above Sesquicentennial State Park and flow into the Congaree River just above the Congaree Swamp National Park.

The Gills Creek Watershed Association is dedicated to restoring the watershed through education, grass roots action, public and private partnerships, remediation projects, and controlled development.

The goal is to return the Gills Creek Watershed to a living resource providing recreational opportunities, habitat for native wildlife and plants, and a national model for watershed planning and management.

You can participate by joining the Association, becoming active in the Association's initiatives, spreading the word to your friends, neighbors and co-workers, and promoting the Association and its vision to your elected officials.

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