2016 Annual Members Meeting, Picnic, and Paddle

Sunday, October 2, 3pm-7pm
Join the Gills Creek Watershed Association for an afternoon of fun at the Annual Members’ Meeting at Sesquicentennial State Park. Come hear about recent accomplishments, upcoming goals, and vote on new organizational board members. We’ll be cooking a Lowcountry Boil and there will be kayaks available to use on Centennial Lake. The event is free for GCWA members.

Tell the park guard you are attending the GCWA annual meeting to get free park entrance. Follow the signs to Picnic Shelter 5 from the main parking lot off the Two Notch Road entrance. If you are not a current member of GCWA but would like to attend the Annual Meeting you can join online for only $15! Click here to join GCWA. If you can’t make the meeting but would like to still vote on the new board members you can fill out a proxy vote form. Contact Erich Miarka if you have any questions.

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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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