The Reedy River is getting healthier, and opportunities remain for one of the Upstate’s most recognized water bodies, according to a recent report card released by the Reedy River Water Quality Group (RRWQG), a local consortium of public and not-for-profit entities that monitors the watershed. The RRWQG and its member organizations partner with state and federal regulators to both reduce the effects of pollution and improve the public’s awareness and advocacy of the river’s health. It releases a “report card” every three years to update the community on its shared progress to protect the river. [Read more…]
In February over 70 stakeholders came together in a virtual room to learn about the latest RRWQG efforts. Enjoy the presentations from each committee by clicking the project scope image below to see the entire zoom meeting. We’ve come a long way and have been steadily moving forward even in the middle of a pandemic. Kudos to all involved! See individual committee PDF presentations below. [Read more…]
Due to eroding stream banks that included a recently exposed ReWa sanitary sewer line, Greenville County conducted a stream stabilization demonstration project on Brushy Creek. The erosion was located just upstream of a real-time County water quality monitoring station, providing a means to quantify potential reductions in sediment and nutrients due to various forms of erosion control BMPs. Partially located within municipal limits of the City of Greenville, the City and ReWa provided staff support and co-funded the construction costs with the County.
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…]