Stormwater consortium educates public

By Peter Hull

People at the 2009 Harbor Fest Water WalkThe 2009 Harbor Fest celebration in Charleston featured more than just tall ships.

The Ashley Cooper Stormwater Education Consortium, Carolina Clear’s stormwater pollution education and awareness initiative in the Lowcountry, sponsored Water Walk at the festival’s Education Village.

Visitors to the special education area learned why it is everyone’s responsibility to keep surface waters free of pollution. The interactive exhibit explained that everyday actions affect the region’s water quality, the importance of water conservation and steps everyone can take to help improve water quality.

“These actions – such as picking up after dogs – may seem trivial, but they add up,” said David Joyner, Clemson Extension Natural Resources Agent and coordinator of the Ashley Cooper consortium. “A central theme of the exhibit was that we each have a role in maintaining healthy watersheds.”

 

For information: David Joyner, 843-722- 5940 ext. 125, djoyner@clemson.edu or www.clemson.edu/carolinaclear.