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Save Our Saluda (SOS) was founded in January of 2008 in response to environmental threats to the rivers in the Upstate of South Carolina. SOS has evolved into an active citizens group with a voice to protect the Saluda watershed and its  natural resources.
       

Monitoring the water ph - North Saluda

SOS performed monthly chemical monitoring and quarterly biological monitoring on the North Saluda River during 2013. In 2014, SOS expanded the water quality monitoring to include bacterial monitoring for E.coli on the North Saluda, Middle Saluda and South Saluda Rivers.

Water samples to determine dissolved oxygen
 

Damsel fly and Dragonfly nymphs

Mayfly nymph -biologic water quality indicator

Students from the Goveners School in Greenville learn about water monitoring indicators. Samples were taken at the Reedy River.
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 2013 SOS River Sweep clean-up on the  Middle Saluda River at Cleveland ,SC

2014-Save Our Saluda Focus  areas include the following:

1) increasing environmental awareness about threats to the Saluda  watershed through community outreach and educational programs
2) reconnect people to our rivers by sponsoring events on our rivers.
SOS  sponsors a river clean up the third Saturday of September.
SOS supports Anderson County Parks Dept. "Saluda River Rally" held the first weekend of June. SOS is also an active particapant in the group " Paddle SC" to promote the creation of Blue Trails in South Carolina.
3)acting as "Riverkeeper" by stakeholder participation in the regulatory decision making process
4)perform water quality monitoring throughout the upper Saluda watershed to establish baseline values and detect any changes in the water quality
5) partnering with other Conservation organizations in efforts to protect and restore the natural resources of the Saluda watershed.

                  

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