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…]
Since 1998, ReWa has held its annual Reedy River Sweep, a volunteer event for ReWa employees to give back to the environment. Blake Visin, Director of Information Services, was the organizer of ReWa’s “Stream Team.” The 1.5-mile riverfront at the intersection of I-85 and Mauldin Road runs through ReWa’s Mauldin Road facility and serves as the receiving stream for the facility’s effluent. [Read more…]
WQR, Inc., facilitators for the Reedy River Water Quality Group, received a letter of support from the EPA on July 31, 2015. In the letter, the EPA commends RRWQG for its efforts to engage stakeholders in the development and implementation of a water quality plan for the Reedy River.