Currently, more than 1150 of our lakes, rivers and creeks have been listed as impaired by the state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). Stormwater is the leading threat to water quality, and it is recognized that control of such pollution is most effectively implemented when people and organizations understand its impacts, its sources and the actions each individual can take to minimize their contribution to stormwater.
Carolina Clear is a comprehensive approach developed by Clemson University to inform and educate communities about water quality, water quantity and the cumulative effects of stormwater. Carolina Clear addresses the special significance of South Carolina’s water resources and the role they play in the state’s economy, environmental health, and overall quality of life. We all live downstream!
Earth Day is set aside as a day to celebrate and bring awareness to environmental protection. Clemson Extension offers a variety of educational programs and resources for South Carolinians to learn more about environmental protection practices in day-to-day living as well as commercial production horticulture, agriculture, livestock and water resources.