Water is a driving force behind virtually every facet of life in South Carolina — from agriculture, recreation and tourism to essential needs like food and drink. But water is both among the Palmetto State’s greatest assets and biggest challenges. A December 2016 study by Clemson University professors found natural resource-based sectors contribute $33.4 billion […]
Carolina Clear, a program of the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, has launched a community grants program to assist with the installation of downspout planter boxes that help reduce stormwater runoff and pollution in urban areas.
The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service is expanding resources to promote proper stormwater pond management.
In their ongoing effort to encourage the implementation of more green infrastructure into Upstate stormwater programs, Clemson University and its collaborators hosted a recent seminar that focused on the most effective ways for local communities to finance these environmentally beneficial projects.
The Clemson University Center for Watershed Excellence, Clemson Online and the Cooperative Extension Service have opened registration for the fall Master Pond Manager course beginning Sept. 21. The course provides pond owners and managers with information and hands-on practice to improve recreational and stormwater pond function, while ensuring appropriate management practices are in place to protect downstream waterways.
The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service and Carolina Clear have launched an initiative to help property owners install rain gardens to mitigate potential flood damage and help protect South Carolina water quality.
A large floating garden – shaped like a Tiger paw – was recently installed in a pond on the campus of Clemson University. The garden is laced with plants and flowers that will beautify the pond and benefit the environment.
Over the course of two sun-drenched mornings, Clemson University's Carolina Clear and its collaborators turned an unattractive stormwater detention basin into a state-of-the-art filtration system that is as pretty as it is environmentally friendly.
Clemson University has joined Anderson & Pickens Counties Stormwater Partners, a regional collaborative invested in the protection of South Carolina’s valuable water resources.
Clemson Extension is working to help reduce restaurant-related pollutants in Lowcountry drainage systems and waterways through the new Clean Watershed Restaurant Program.
Cathy Reas Foster, Clemson Extension’s natural resources agent for Pickens County, has been named Public Servant of the Year by Upstate Forever.
Pee Dee schools and community groups can help protect local waterways with the stroke of a paintbrush. The Florence Darlington Stormwater Consortium, an initiative of Clemson Extension, is seeking applicants for its 2015 Rain Barrel Art Review. Schools and communities can decorate rain barrels that will later be installed at schools, libraries, churches or community centers in Florence and Darlington counties.
It was more than a drop in the bucket when a Clemson Extension program lent a hand to sell a deluge of rain barrels. The barrels, which collect runoff from rooftops, help stormwater pollution in urban areas and conserve municipal water used for landscape irrigation.