May Big Splash

Crowson Road Restoration Rendering

Upcoming Events

May 1, noon-1pm
GCWA Education Committee Meeting

May 9, 3-4:30pm
GCWA Technical Committee Meeting

May 10, 4-6pm
GCWA Board Meeting

May 12, 10am-12pm

May 19, 9am-11pm
Palmetto Pride Decker Blvd Litter Pickup

See the GCWA website for details.
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Tuesday, May 1st is the Annual Midlands Gives Day Of Giving!

Your contribution will be matched 100% up to $5,000! Help us make the most of this pledged match and make a donation to GCWA!

Our current major project is revitalizing the creek along Crowson Road between Ft Jackson Boulevard and Devine Street in cooperation with the City and landowners utilizing a grant from DHEC and other funds.
Why should you support the GCWA? The mission of the Gills Creek Watershed Association is to restore and protect the Gills Creek Watershed by uniting citizens, government, organizations, and business. To see how we are working to achieve that goal, take a look at our 2016-2017 Annual Report available as a pdf online.

Eighth Annual Wine For Water

Thanks go to our sponsors, the participating restaurants, the businesses and individuals who donated silent auction items, the volunteers, and to all our attendess for making the event a good time for all and a great success!

For more information about the sponsors, restaurants, silent auction items and more, see Wine For Water 2018!


We have two volunteer opportunities to pickup the litter on our streets before it gets into the creek!

Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, May 12, 10am-12pm
S 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.
Heathwood Hall Episcopal School is a partner in this cleanup!

Decker Boulevard Palmetto Pride Clean Up
Saturday, May 19th, 9am-11am
Decker Boulevard
Meet in the old Zorba’s location (2628 Decker Blvd) across the street from Dent Middle School and next to Boeshreen restaurant. We will be picking up litter along Decker Blvd.
This event is part of the grant from Palmetto Pride to install trash receptacles at bus stops along Decker.

For both events, reflective vests, trash bags, gloves and 'pickers' will be available. Please wear proper attire including boots or sturdy shoes. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  
For more information, email or visit

New and Returning Members

Thank you to our new and returning Gills Creek Watershed Association Members!
  • Spring Valley HOA
  • Jerry Bright (Member since 2015)
  • John Clark (Member since 2015)
  • Rick Woodley (Member since 2016)
  • Chuck Salley (Member since 2009)
  • Donald and Agnes Vargo (Members since 2015)
  • Jean and Kirby Leitner (Members since 2016)
  • Marc and Ann Posner (Members since 2016)
  • Donald and Agnes Vargo (Members since 2015)
  • Margaret Carey
  • Sam and Liz Agee (Members since 2009)
  • Anne Palyok (Member since 2015)
  • Karen Jackson
  • Jack and Patsy Myers (Members since 2015)
  • Dave Nelson and Sue Connolly-Nelson (Members since 2016)
  • C. Joseph Long (Member since 2017)
  • Jane Henry
  • Pam Greenlaw (Member since 2009)
Thank you for helping us achieve our mission of restoring and protecting Gills Creek Watershed.
The Gills Creek Watershed Association works to restore and protect Gills Creek and its tributaries through key public and private partnerships.
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