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

Wine For Water 2017

Celebrate our planet and our local creeks on Wednesday, April 19th, from 6-8:30pm with local watershed organizations for good food, wine and a silent auction.

Join Gills Creek, Rocky Branch and Smith Branch watershed associations at Columbia's Senate's End to celebrate our vision for the streams and rivers that we have pledged to preserve! Enjoy food from local restaurants, wines from around the world and great deals at the silent auction from local donors. Make a toast to Earth Day from the deck overlooking the Congaree River, and support healthy waterways!

Wine for Water will benefit the watershed associations, environmental non-profits dedicated to restoring the Midlands' watersheds through education, grassroots action, and public and private partnerships.

Tickets for the event are $35 for association members and $45 for non-members, with a special ticket and membership package for $65. Contact Erich Miarka at 803-727-8326 with any questions and sponsorship opportunities.

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Board of Directors and Committee Meetings

Executive Committee
Thursday, April 6, 5-6:30pm
Jim Hamilton - L.B. Owens Airport Conference Room, 1400 Jim Hamilton Blvd, Columbia, SC 29205
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 usually meets every first Thursday of the month, 5-6:30pm at the Jim Hamilton - L.B. Owens Airport.

Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, April 13, 4-6pm
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, April 12, 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.
The Technical Committee usually meets on second Wednesday of every month, 3-4:30pm at the Jim Hamilton - L.B. Owens Airport.

Education Committee Meeting
Tuesday, April 4, from 12pm to 1pm at the 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.
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
Wednesday, March 22, 1:30pm in the community room at Whole Foods, 702 Cross Hill Rd at Fort Jackson 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 O. Alicia de Myhrer at alicia.de.myhrer@gillscreekwatershed.org or 803-414-5560.
View the agenda for the Membership Committee meeting...
Last meeting minutes...

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

Current Board of Directors and Committee Chairpersons...

Committee Descriptions...


Look for GCWA at These Events

Look for the Gills Creek tent and volunteers at these events:

Sparkleberry Fair - April 29, 9am-5pm
Clemson University Sandhill Research and Education Center, 900 Clemson Road
See the way it was done in the old days at the Sparkleberry Country Fair! The Fair is located in Northeast Columbia at the Clemson University Sandhill Research and Education Center on the corner of Clemson and Two Notch Road.
Friday, April 28 Amusement Rides Only 
4pm-10pm
Saturday, April 29 Full Country Fair 9am-5pm
, Amusement Rides
 9am-10pm
Sunday, April 30 Amusement Rides Only 
1pm-8pm
More info...
Forest Lake Presbyterian Church Earth Day - April 30, 9:30am-11pm
6500 N Trenholm Rd
For the past 12 years our church has had a Sunday close to Earth Day devoted to Earth Care. All ages of our congregation and the community are invited to our Earth Sunday Educational Event where environmental educators “table” information about their organization.
Forest Lake Presbyterian Church...
The Big Nosh - May 7, 11am - 3pm
Tree of Life Congregation, 6719 N Trenholm Rd, Columbia, South Carolina
The BIG NOSH is wonderful festival with delicious foods, great entertainment and music. Come get your Nosh on with a Pastrami or Corned Beef Sandwich!
More info...
Facebook page...

Other Events Of Interest

Decker Center Dedication

Friday, March 24, 11am
Richland County’s Decker Center is being offically dedicated Friday, March 24, at 11am. Residents are invited to take a tour of the building.

The $31 million, 112,000-square-foot facility at 2500 Decker Blvd. hosts the Central Magistrate Court, a sheriff’s department substation and a community space for public use. The Hopkins and Dentsville magistrate courts also are being temporarily housed in the building.

River Rocks Festival 2017

Saturday, April 1, 12pm - 8pm
The 7th annual River Rocks Festival will be held on Saturday, April 1st on the banks of the Congaree River next to Founders Park. River Rocks is Congaree Riverkeeper's annual fundraiser and features live music, food, beverages, kids activities and environmental education.

You can find more information on the River Rocks website here: http://riverrocksfestival.com

Shorescaping to Protect Our Water

April 2, 2017 2pm - 4pm Sesquicentennial State Park
Organized by the Richland Countywide Stormwater Consortium, Richland County, and the Richland Soil & Water Conservation District

Come learn all about the benefits of a healthy shoreline!
This hands-on workshop will present information on the following topics: This workshop will include the installation of a wetland carpet paired with a traditional shoreline planting.
The cost of this workshop is $10, which includes giveaways and entrance into the State Park!
Registration deadline is March 27, 2017.
For more information or to register visit: https://shorescaping.eventbrite.com
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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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