What can I do to help protect the Saluda River?

Become a certified stream monitor and adopt a stream through the South Carolina Adopt-A-Stream program.

Create a rain garden.  Learn more through the Carolina Rain Garden Initiative.

Plant a conservation buffer along a stream using native plants.

Stabilize eroding streambanks.

Manage your yard wisely by taking these low cost and low maintenance yard actions.

Make a floating wetland in your pond.

Learn how to identify and report illicit discharges.

Never flush unwanted or out-of-date medicines down the toilet or drain. Learn about Project Rx and proper medication disposal methods.

Only rain down the drain! Do not use storm drains for disposal of yard wastes, soaps, or other chemicals.

Participate in or organize a litter pick-up. Report litter in Greenville County.

Scoop the poop! Pet waste can be a significant source of bacteria to urban waterways.

Solve drainage and erosion problems.

Wash your car the right way for water quality protection.

Water conservation tips.

 

Educational Tools and Materials

Carolina Clear Watershed Lessons

Center for Watershed Protection

Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium Lessons & Activities

Drinking Water & Ground Water Kids' Stuff

Exploring Greenville's Water

Project Wet Resources

South Carolina Adopt-A-Stream Program

Trout in the Classroom

What is a Watershed - video

What is a Watershed - graphic and info

 

Local and Regional Programs and Organizations

Anderson & Pickens Counties Stormwater Partners

City of Easley Stormwater Program

City of Greenville Stormwater Program

Congaree Riverkeeper

Conservation Voters of South Carolina

Friends of the Reedy River

Greenville County Soil and Water Conservation District Stormwater Education

Greenville County Stormwater and Water Quality Programs

Lake Conestee Nature Park

Mountain Bridge Trout Unlimited

Naturaland Trust

Preserving Lake Greenwood

Upstate Forever

 

National River and Watershed Protection Organizations

American Rivers

American Whitewater

River Network

Waterkeeper Alliance