OUR RIVER.
OUR RESPONSIBILITY.

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OUR RIVER.
OUR RESPONSIBILITY.

Get Involved

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

FoRR's Nikki Grumbine named 2019 Clean Water Champion by Upstate Forever

FoRR's Nikki Grumbine named 2019 Clean Water Champion by Upstate Forever

We are so proud to announce that our very own, Nikki Grumbine, won the 2019 Clean Water Champion from Upstate Forever! Nikki was honored at the ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon on February 19th. Nikki was recognized for her hard work & dedication to Friends of the Reedy River and river improvements. Nikki has been on the FoRR board since 2007 and served as the President from 2013-2017. Her impact on our organization has been crucial to our success & her determination sustained FoRR through a difficult point to make us even stronger. Nikki’s leadership included impressive efforts, such as the opposition of construction of 55 Camperdown Way near Reedy River Falls, which lead to a permanent conservation easement. Her impacts also include publishing a Reedy River Report card in 2013 to demonstrate current water quality to the public, and work at the Caine Halter YMCA and 1st Baptist Greenville to better manage stormwater runoff. We thank Nikki for her determination, hard work and perseverance to improve our watershed! Read Full Story

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

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