About Us



Mission Statement

Support the restoration and protection of healthy waterways in Richland County through outreach, stormwater education, public involvement, and partnerships with local governments, citizens, businesses, schools, and organizations.


  1. Maximize stormwater education efforts by using a regional/watershed approach.  Develop and implement education strategies addressing the range of stormwater pollutants using a prioritized approach that capitalizes on local training resources.
  2. Involve citizens in stormwater management and change behaviors to improve environmental protection and awareness.
  3. Facilitate collaboration among local organizations interested in watershed-related education to best meet the needs of local communities.
  4. Through partnerships with MS4s, leverage local education resources and organized outreach programs to meet NPDES permit requirements for public stormwater education and outreach to achieve greater water resource protection. 
  5. Participate in collaborative stormwater education that can be universally presented and applied.

Year 6 Annual Report of Activities, 2013-2014

Click to view our sixth Annual Report of Activities, detailing our education activities from June 2013 to May 2014.  This report was included in Richland County's NPDES Stormwater Permit report to SCDHEC, and documents our planning process and educational impact.  Congratulations to all of our education partners who made this past year possible.  You have a lot to be proud of!

Y6 Report

View past reports

Three-Year Strategic Plan: 2012-2015

The purpose of the Three-Year Strategic Plan is to provide a strategy for deciding on education activities that includes long term goals, prioritizes items, and gives a framework for multi-year efforts.  The plan was created based on partner input, regional survey data, and Richland County water quality monitoring results to develop a framework for planning our efforts over the next three years.

Stormwater Education and Involvement Strategic Plan 2012-2015

Educational Plan of Work

Our educational plan of work is a living document developed annually and used to prioritize and track our education efforts, identify strengths and weaknesses of our programs, and ensure that we are effectively targeting all relevant audiences and pollutants of concern.  This document is constantly updated as new opportunities present themselves. 

Year 6 (2013-2014) Educational Plan of Work

Year 7 (2014-2015) Educational Plan of Work

Previous Years Education Plans

Contact Information:

Karen Jackson
803-865-1216, ext. 116
Mailing Address:
Extension Service
P.O. Box 102406
Columbia, SC 29224
Physical Address:
900 Clemson Rd.
Columbia, SC 29229