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

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Join The Gills Creek Watershed Association!

Become a member or a sponsor of the Gills Creek Watershed Association and receive newsletters, help us plan events, projects, and get the word out! Please print and fill out the membership application form or fill out the on-line membership form and send your $30, $50, $100 or more check to the Gills Creek Watershed Association, 712 Main St, EWS 603, Columbia, SC 29208. You may also pay on-line with PayPal.

Membership Application Form
On-line Membership Form

Membership is for a year and is tax deductible. All members will receive our digital newsletter the Big Splash each month, as well as an invitation to our annual meeting and special events offered throughout the year. Renewal memberships will not receive a free giveaway. We look forward to you joining us!

$30 Individual Membership - GCWA magnet or No gift

$50 Family/Household Membership - GCWA magnet or T-shirt or No gift

$100 Steward Membership - GCWA magnet or T-shirt or Canvas tote bag or No gift

$30 Partner
Magnet or No Gift
$50 Neighbor
Magnet or T-shirt
$100 Steward
Magnet or T-shirt or Tote Bag or No Gift

Your employer may match your donation. See our online donation form to see if your employer might, or ask your human resources department or manager.
If you wish to donate $250 or more, consider becoming a sponsor. The Gills Creek Watershed Association offers four levels of public sponsorship: Champion (donation of $5000 or more), Leadership ($1000), Sponsor ($500), and Friend ($250). All donated funds are tax deductible. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, view more information regarding sponsorship and a downloadable sponsorship form. You may also contact us at or 803-727-8326.

Share Your Interests and Talents

You may have much-needed talent and interest that will lead to effective active involvement that will make all the difference. Please share them with us. Below is a list of what we need. Check it over and let us know how you would like to become more actively involved.

Accounting, Education, Fundraising, Graphic Design, Event Planning, Legislative/Ordinance Issues, Recreation, Photography, Trash Pick-up, Newsletter, Finance, Public Speaking, Marketing/Publicity, Water Monitoring, Website Maintenance, Wildlife Management

Contact us at or call 803-727-8326.

Check the Gills Creek Watershed Association calendar for upcoming events and activities that you can participate in!

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To find out about special events and projects contact us at or 803-727-8326.

Subscribe to the Gills Creek Watershed Big Splash Email Newsletter.

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Adopt a portion of the Gills Creek Watershed to clean-up and maintain.
More information at
Adopters so far are:
Forest Lake Presbyterian Church - Gills Creek behind Forest Lake Shopping Center (at the corner of Forest Drive and North Trenholm Road)
Healthy Steps - Creek through Carriage Oaks
Heathwood Hall Episcopal School 5th Grade Class - Gills Creek at the K-Mart at Fort Jackson Boulevard and Garners Ferry
Heathwood Hall Staff- Gills Creek at Copper Beech Apartments
Upper Rockyford Lake Homeowners Association - Upper Rockyford Lake

Areas available for adoption are:
Lake Katharine
Devils Ditch from Tempo Court to Plowden Road
Devils Ditch and Gills Creek confluence at South Beltline
Gills Creek behind Trenholm Plaza and adjacent to Gregg Park
Gills Creek from Garners Ferry to Rosewood Extension
Gills Creek from Rosewood Extension to Shop Road (suggested for experienced waders & paddlers!)
Shop Road to Bluff Road (suggested for experienced waders & paddlers!)


The GCWA along with Heathwood Hall has adopted South Beltline Blvd from Plowden Road to Bluff Road.
The cleanups are scheduled 4 times a year on Saturdays. The remaining dates for 2018 are August 25, and November 17.
Meet in the Intertape Polymer Group parking lot located at 2000 S. Beltline Blvd. 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 Lewis Kirk at
Adopt a roadway in the Gills Creek Watershed to clean-up and maintain.
Contact The Midlands Beautiful for more information or sign up.

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Show your support the Gills Creek Watershed Association by buying t-shirts, caps, tote bags, and coffee mugs with the Gills Creek Watershed Association logo from our Cafe Press online store.

Spread The Word!

Invite a speaker to give a presentation to your organization, club, church group, etc. contact us at or 803-727-8326

Who to contact

for environmental concerns including open burning, algae blooms, illegal dumping, sewer overflows, improper construction practices, leaking tanks, garbage bins or fats disposal bins, and suspicious pipes discharging into creeks or drainage ditches. Who to contact...
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