Regional Consortiums & Carolina Clear Communities
Carolina Clear has worked in conjunction with education providers, universities, cities and county governments to develop regional consortiums. The regional consortiums work together to identify stormwater education and outreach needs within the community, then develop and implement a strategy to successfully meet those needs as they relate to stormwater education and watershed awareness.
The Ashley Cooper Stormwater Education Consortium (ACSEC) is a partnership between communities (MS4s), universities, agencies and non-profits working together to implement a regional, watershed-scale stormwater runoff education strategy in the Charleston urbanized area. Participating communities include the counties of Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester and the municipalities of Charleston, Folly Beach, Hanahan, Isle of Palms, Lincolnville, North Charleston, Sullivan’s Island, and Summerville. Click here to learn more and find out how you can participate!.
Beginning in 2012, the Beaufort County Stormwater Management Utility began an agreement with Carolina Clear and Clemson Extension to develop a framework for coordinated, regional stormwater outreach. Participating communities include Beaufort County, Town of Bluffton, Town of Hilton Head Island, Town of Port Royal Sound, and soon, the City of Beaufort. This partnership looks to build effective, broad yet targeted outreach programs with the many agencies and non-profits already working on watershed protection efforts in the region. Click here to learn more and find out how you can participate!
The Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium (CWSEC) is a cooperative arrangement among municipalities and educators along the northern coast of South Carolina. The collaborative efforts of the CWSEC members and educators provide comprehensive stormwater education and participation programs to the citizens and decision makers in their service area. The CWSEC activities are designed to address stormwater concerns in the Waccamaw River basin and adjacent coastal watersheds and to satisfy federal requirements to educate and involve the general public according to those local issues. Click here to learn more and find out how you can participate!.
The Florence Darlington Stormwater Consortium (FDSC), coordinated by Carolina Clear, seeks to enhance water resource protection and stewardship throughout the Pee Dee region through stormwater education, public involvement and outreach, and by fostering partnerships with local governments, citizens, businesses, schools, and organizations to support healthy waterways. Participating communities include the City of Florence, Darlington County, and Florence County. Click here to learn more.
Pickens County along with the cities of Pickens, Easley and Liberty have partnered with Carolina Clear to develop stormwater education programs and public involvement activities in the upstate. The goal of the partnership is to develop and implement effective, outcomes-based stormwater education and outreach programs to meet federal requirements and satisfy local environmental and economic needs. Click here to learn more and find out how you can participate!.
The Richland Countywide Stormwater Consortium (RCSC) is a partnership between Richland County government, local communities, non-profits, educators, businesses, schools, and Carolina Clear to protect water quality within Richland County. Participating municipalities include Arcadia Lakes and Forest Acres. The goal of this Consortium is to support the restoration and protection of healthy waterways throughout Richland County through stormwater education, public involvement and outreach. Click here to learn more and find out how you can participate!.
Sumter Stormwater Solutions is a partnership between the City of Sumter, Sumter County, and Carolina Clear to enhance water quality throughout the Consortium area through education, involvement and outreach. Our list of partners is still growing, and we hope you will join us as we work to protect local Sumter County watersheds. Click here to learn more and find out how you can participate!.