Gills Creek Watershed

Gills Creek Watershed


Area name

Gills Creek Watershed

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The Gills Creek Watershed’s headwaters start above Sesquicentennial State Park and flow into the Congaree River just above the Congaree Swamp National Park.

The goal is to return the Gills Creek Watershed to a living resource providing recreational opportunities, habitat for native wildlife and plants, and a national model for watershed planning and management.

The watershed contains over 70 miles of streams and lakes, 47,000 acres of land and is among the largest impaired urban watersheds in South Carolina. It is included in the cities of Columbia, Cayce, Forest Acres, and Arcadia Lakes; Richland County, and the US Army’s Fort Jackson.

The Gills Creek Watershed Association is dedicated to restoring the watershed through education, public and private partnerships, remediation projects, grass roots action, and controlled development.

You can participate by joining the Association, becoming active in the Association’s initiatives, spreading the word to your friends, neighbors and co-workers, and promoting the Association and its vision to your elected officials.

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