As life and work has adapted in 2020, we hope that RRWQG stakeholders are safe and fared well during extraordinary circumstances. The Reedy River Water Quality Group (RRWQG) Executive Committee and committee co-chairs have held their regular calls, as have many of the committees, and the facilitators would like to bring all stakeholders and committee members up to date with activities and let you know what is ahead.
Keep an eye out on social media for our new campaign to encourage car washing on porous surfaces! [Read more…]
Earth Economics conducted an economic impact analysis of a proposed riparian buffer ordinance in Greenville County across eight different sites, which included existing, planned, and proposed neighborhood developments. Overall, the economic benefits were found to exceed the costs. The Greenville County Comprehensive Plan adopted in early 2020 also supports requiring stream buffers “sufficient to protect water quality, streambank integrity, and wildlife habitat.” Read statement: Zoning to Protect Riparian Buffers
Riparian buffers work to improve water quality. Take a look at how a proposed expansion of buffer requirements would increase property values, flood protection, water quality and recreation benefits in the Reedy watershed. 💦 🌿💵 [Read more…]