The mission of the Gills Creek Watershed Association is to restore and protect the Gills Creek Watershed.
  • Crowson Road Study
  • Adopt-A-Highway Clean Ups
  • Flood 2015
  • Gills Creek Greenway
  • Urban Paddle

GCWA is busy this weekend! 

We will be out and about  this Saturday from the headwaters to the confluence of the watershed!  We would love to see you! 

1. JOIN US!  Volunteer Opportunity. 

Adopt-a-Highway! Saturday, November 17, 10am-12pm 
The GCWA along with Heathwood Hall, and any other interested volunteers,  has adopted South Beltline Blvd from Plowden Road to Bluff Road. Meet at InterTape Polymer Site parking lot.   
The cleanups are scheduled 4 times a year on Saturdays.  Email for more details.  

2. Come visit the GCWA table and our amazing Education Committee members featuring the EnviroScape at the Shred and Tread event at Sesquicentennial State Park this Saturday, November 17th from 10am to 2pm.

3.  We will be talking to folks at Bottles Beverage Superstore on Crowson Rd., also near the location of our stream enhancement project, from 12pm-3pm.  Hope to see you there!  


Annual Meeting

Gills Creek Watershed Annual Report 2017 - 2018


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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