The July Big Splash

The rebuilt Cary Lake dam. Photo courtesy of Peter Chesney.

Richland County Land Development Manual
Public Comment

Richland County is seeking input on a new set of guidelines aimed at protecting water quality and limiting the negative effects construction projects may have on the surrounding environment.

The Land Development Manual establishes minimum standards for engineers, developers, plan reviewers, inspectors, contractors and other parties to abide by during the planning, designing and construction of land development and redevelopment projects in Richland County. The manual specifically targets stormwater issues and puts measures in place to ensure privately built roads meet S.C. Department of Transportation standards.

Richland County is asking the public to review the working document online at richlandcountysc.gov/ldm. Comments will be accepted until Friday July 20.

July 4th Holiday Vacation?

Visit the Three Rivers Greenway, Congaree Park National Park, Falls Park (Greenville), Swamp Rabbit Trail (Greenville), Little Sugar Creek (Charlotte), or the Atlanta Beltline and imagine what a greenway the length of Gills Creek could be like! Columbia could have a necklace of trails as was envisioned in 1905 in The Improvement of the City of Columbia report!

We bring this up because we are starting work on the 'renovation' of the Creek at Crowson Road, and we continue to work with the Penny Development Team on plans for Gills Creek Greenway A!

Upcoming Events

GCWA Education Committee Meeting, July 10, noon-1pm
GCWA Technical Committee Meeting, July 11, 3-4:30pm
GCWA Board of Directors Meeting, July 12, 4-6pm
See our website for meeting and other event details.

Mark your calendars for Adopt-A-Highway on August 25, and Beach Sweep/River Sweep September 15.

New and Returning Members in June

Thank you to our new and returning Gills Creek Watershed Association Members!

Jane and Bill Thesing (Member since 2015)
James Ford (Member since 2017)
Nena Powell Rice (Member since 2009)
John Hart (Member since 2009)
Leslie and Hank Sully (Member since 2015)
Kathy and Peter Swanson (Member since 2014)
JOIN OR DONATE TO GCWA NOW!
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