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OUR RIVER.
OUR RESPONSIBILITY.

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It's our duty to protect and preserve the river.

Improve Water Quality

Improve Water Quality

Improving the water quality of and reducing pollution in our hometown river starts with you. Read More.

 

The Woodland Way Corridor

The Woodland Way Corridor

 In 2015, FoRR adopted a 1-mile stretch of the Reedy River, calling it the Woodland Way Corridor. We envision the corridor becoming a key destination along the SRT that also serves as a city- and countywide model for river/water stewardship and sustainable watershed management practices. It will be a model for naturalized stream corridors within an urban setting.
Learn more here.

COMMUNITY NEWS

The invasive Fig Buttercup, 2018

The invasive Fig Buttercup, 2018

Fig Buttercup, also called Lesser Celandine (Ficaria verna, formerly Ranunculus ficaria) is an early-blooming perennial that appears to be poised to be a terrible invasive in moist, nutrient-rich situations across eastern North America. In South Carolina, significant infestations have been found in Greenville and York Counties. South Carolina's regulatory officials have recognized its invasive behavior. and Fig Buttercup is now illegal in the state! but the word is slow to get out. Many homeowners don't yet know, and plants continue to quietly naturalize Read Full Story

Lake Conestee Nature Park wins national award

Lake Conestee Nature Park wins national award

"The Conestee Foundation grew out of the conservationist group Friends of the Reedy River. It was formed in 1998 for the purpose of acquiring and rehabilitating the lake and turning it into a greenspace. The site included a 135-acre millpond, impounded by a large stone masonry dam on the Reedy River that was built in 1892." Recently "Lake Conestee Nature Park was named 1st Runner Up for the national Phoenix Award presented by the Environmental Protection Agency [recognizing] the project that stands out most for using innovative techniques and cooperative efforts to convert a polluted site into a community treasure." We are so proud of Dave Hargett and all the great work he's done at Lake Conestee! Read Full Story

CONSERVATION GROUP ELECTS NEW LEADERSHIP: FoRR Announces its New Board President

CONSERVATION GROUP ELECTS NEW LEADERSHIP: FoRR Announces its New Board President

Friends of the Reedy River (FoRR) is pleased to announce the election of Katie Callahan as the new FoRR Board President. Katie serves as the Director of the Clemson University Center for Watershed Excellence, an EPA and SC DHEC recognized center for watershed management and watershed outreach activities. For more than eight years, Katie served as the program coordinator for the Clemson Extension Carolina Clear program, reaching millions of SC residents annually with stormwater outreach and pollution prevention programming. Katie joined the FoRR Board of Directors in 2017 and served on FoRR's Technical Committee. She enjoys being a Mom, molding this next generation of conservationists through rich outdoor experiences, especially on the water! Read Full Story

Support Friends of the Reedy River

Help us protect this priceless asset. Friends of the Reedy River will gladly accept any donation you are willing to provide. Use the links below to complete your donation.

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