Over the last four years, Upstate Forever has coordinated with landowners and farmers in Walnut Creek, a Reedy River subwatershed near Ware Shoals, to complete on-the-ground projects that improve local water quality such as fencing cattle out of streams, providing alternate water sources for farm animals, and replacing failing septic tanks. [Read more…]
A rain garden was installed in Spring 2015 along the Reedy River near downtown Greenville by the Friends of the Reedy River (FoRR) in collaboration with a number of partners and supporters to demonstrate its use as a stormwater retrofit for an existing development site.
BY APRIL MORRIS – UPDATED OCTOBER 23, 2015
Source: Greenville Journal
One of the Upstate’s treasured rivers, the Reedy River, once was the power for numerous textile mills – and their dumping ground. The rushing water was said to have turned the shade of whatever dyes were coloring the mills’ cloth that day. After years of effort and cleanup, the river is now an attraction and an asset. There is still work to be done, however, say water quality advocates. To even further improve the Reedy’s health, partners ranging from the volunteer and conservation levels to the federal government have collaborated to form the Reedy River Water Quality Group (RRWQG). [Read more…]
Greenville County, SC, September 29, 2015 – Reedy River Water Quality Group (“RRWQG”) has been awarded a Section 319 Grant to address septic system problems in the Huff Creek watershed. This two-year project was funded by the US EPA through the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC). The funds will address failing septic systems at homes and businesses to reduce the amount of bacteria in local waters. [Read more…]