The mission of the Gills Creek Watershed Association is to restore and protect the Gills Creek Watershed by uniting citizens, government, organizations, and business.

Upcoming Gills Creek Watershed Events


Gills Creek Elegies - A Photographic Exhibit and Silent Auction

Noted photographer Gunars Strazdins donated twenty-one works to the Gills Creek Watershed Association in 2016. These 20 fine art prints will be on exhibit in the City Hall gallery, and are available in a silent auction to benefit Gills Creek Watershed Association.

The exhibit and silent auction will last from July through September 2017, with an artist's reception and comments September 7th from 6-8.

More information about the photographs and the artist...

Bid online at Gills Creek Elegies Auction. Bids close September 30.

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Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up

Saturday, August 26, 10am-12am
South Beltline Blvd from Plowden Rd to Bluff Rd
Meet in the Intertape Polymer Group parking lot located at 2000 S. Beltline Blvd. We will be picking up trash on South Beltline Blvd from Plowden Rd to Bluff Rd. Reflective vests, trash bags, gloves and 'pickers' will be available.

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School is a partner in this cleanup!

For questions or more information contact Julie Mayson at julie.mayson@gillscreekwatershed.org.
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Beach Sweep / River Sweep

Saturday, September 16, 9am-Noon
Beach Sweep / River Sweep - organized by S.C. Sea Grant Consortium in partnership with S.C. Department of Natural Resources - is the largest one-day litter cleanup of South Carolina's beaches and waterways!

GCWA is cleaning up Gills Creek in the Crowson Rd/Crosshill Market area, and Little Jackson creek near Decker Blvd. We are looking for more folks to step up and be Site Captains in the watershed!

Beach Sweep/River Sweep is an annual event for South Carolina since 1988 and is held in conjunction with The Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup, which involves several hundred-thousand volunteers in over 75 nations. Every third Saturday in September thousands of South Carolinians volunteer to clear trash from our beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps.

More info...

SCDNR Beach Sweep/Riversweep web site...

Board of Directors and Committee Meetings

Executive Committee
Thursday, August 3, 4-5:30pm
Main Branch of the Richland Library, Room 201, 1431 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201
Members are welcome to attend with prior notice. For more information, please contact Erich Miarka at coordinator@gillscreekwatershed.org or 803-727-8326.
Last meeting minutes...
The Executive Committee meets every first Thursday of the month.

Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, September 14, 4-5:30pm
Jim Hamilton - L.B. Owens Airport Conference Room, 1400 Jim Hamilton Blvd, Columbia, SC 29205
All members and the public are welcome to join us. If you have an item to add to the agenda or need more information, please contact Erich Miarka at at coordinator@gillscreekwatershed.org or 803-727-8326.
Last meeting minutes...
The Board of Directors usually meets every second Thursday of the month, 4-5:30pm at the Jim Hamilton - L.B. Owens Airport.

Technical Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 9, 3-4:30pm
Jim Hamilton - L.B. Owens Airport Conference Room, 1400 Jim Hamilton Blvd, Columbia SC 29205
All members and the public are welcome to join us. If you have an item to add to the agenda or need more information, please contact Erich Miarka at at coordinator@gillscreekwatershed.org or 803-727-8326.
View the meeting agenda...
Last meeting minutes...
Facebook event...
The Technical Committee usually meets every month on the Wednesday before the Board of Directors meeting which is on the second Thursday, 3-4:30pm at the Jim Hamilton - L.B. Owens Airport.

Education Committee Meeting
Tuesday, August 8, from noon to 1pm
Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, 6500 North Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29206
All members and the public are welcome to join us. If you have an item to add to the agenda or need more information, please contact Ann Yancey at 803-920-2453 or ann.yancey@gillscreekwatershed.org to be added to the email notification list.
View the meeting agenda...
Last meeting minutes...
The Education Committee usually meets on the Tuesday before the second Thursday of the month at the Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, 6500 North Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29206.

Membership Committee Meeting
All members and the public are welcome to join us. If you have an item to add to the agenda or need more information, please contact Erich Miarka at erich.miarka@gillscreekwatershed.org or 803-414-5560.
The Membership committee usually meets 1:30pm in the community room at Whole Foods, 702 Cross Hill Rd at Fort Jackson Blvd, Columbia, SC 29205.

Financial Stewardship Committee Meeting
Contact Sam Agee sam.agee@gillscreekwatershed.org

Current Board of Directors and Committee Chairpersons...

Committee Descriptions...



Other Events Of Interest

Please let us know about events of interest to Gills Creek Watershed residents! Contact Erich Miarka at coordinator@gillscreekwatershed.org or 803-727-8326.

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