Programs & Events

Drain Marker

Watershed Poster Contest

"Where Does Your Water Shed?"
2013 Richland County Conservation District Poster Contest

Richland County Students K-12
Deadline: August 15

Do you know where water sheds, or goes, in your community? The Richland County Conservation District invites Richland County K-12 students to create a poster titled “Where Does Your Water Shed?” The poster should tell the story of our watersheds and should impart a conservation message. Entries are due by August 15th. Click HERE for contest rules, entry form, and additional details.

Partners for Healthy Watersheds

Partners for Healthy Watersheds

Clean water means healthy communities and a healthy economy.  By making simple changes and  educating employees, businesses can greatly reduce the amount of pollution coming from their properties. Show that your business is doing it's part to make sure we have enough clean water for future generations by becoming a Partner for Healthy Watersheds.  Partners for Healthy Watersheds is a recognition program for businesses and organizations in Richland County.  Click HERE to register your business today!

 Backyard Beauty

Richland Backyard Landscaping Series

If you missed this series, you can still learn how you can make your back yard better for the environment while saving time and money!  Click the links below to view the presentations and resources presented by our fabulous speakers:

Saluda River

Richland Countywide Stormwater Consortium Meeting

Oct. 9, 2013
10:00 - 12:00 AM
Arcadia Lakes Town Hall

Please join us to plan stormwater education, outreach, and public involvement programs for Richland County.  All meetings are open to the public, so if water quality is important to you, we welcome your input. Click here to read the minutes from the April meeting. 

More programs from your neighboring Stormwater Consortiums:



School Programs

Interested in a presentation on stormwater pollution prevention for your organization?

We offer educational programs for children, adults, and technical audiences, including schools, scout troops, homeowners associations, garden clubs, and water quality interest groups.  There is no charge for programs.  If you are interested, please call Mary Nevins at 803-865-1216 ext. 122, or send an email to



Stormwater Educators - Tell us about your programs!

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You are invited to join Gills Creek Watershed Association and the Richland Countywide Stormwater Consortium for a FREE two-night backyard landscaping mini-series.  This series will be held May 8th and 15th from 6:30-8:00 PM at Bayview Baptist Church on Two Notch Rd.  Based on the Carolina Yards and Neighborhoods program, this presentation series will teach you how to make your lawn better for the environment while also saving yourself time and money.  Learn to work with nature instead of against it.  Topics include selecting the best plants for your yard, native gardening, erosion control, and rain gardens.   Please see the attached flyer for details.  Registration is not required.


Carolina Yards and Neighborhoods is a recognition program for homeowners who want their yards to be the best that they can be for South Carolina.  Learn how to earn credits and get your yard certified at this workshop, or by visiting