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Outreach Programs

The outreach initiatives of the Center for Watershed Excellence reflect the Center's vision to involve Clemson University faculty and students in statewide watershed research and education programs that support the development and implementation of community-based, cost-effective watershed management programs. The success of projects like those listed below, will encourage growth of local stakeholder groups working towards sustainable natural resources within their watershed.

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Carolina Clear is a comprehensive approach developed to inform and educate South Carolina communities about water quality, water quantity, and the cumulative effects of stormwater, leading educational efforts that result in sustained behavior changes that protect waterways.

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The S.C. Water Resources Conference is coordinated by the SC Water Resources Center at Clemson University. The biannual conference provides an open forum to discuss current water policies, research projects, and water management in the state. This is a unique event, engaging legislators, agency leaders, and the research community in discussions that shape awareness, priorities, and potential policies. Hold mid to late October 2018 for this next gathering in the state capitol!

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The SC WaterWays Fact Sheets are designed to provide the public with up-to-date, science-based solutions to everyday water resource management challenges in areas including green infrastructure (bioretention, bioswales), shoreline and pond management best practices, stormwater best practices, and more. Fact sheets are available alongside other home horticulture, water testing and plant problem-solving information and more at the Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center.

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Carolina Clear, the Center, and CU Facilities are working to increasingly involve campus in stormwater pollution prevention to further protect the natural and recreational amenities that are an important part of Clemson University, now and in the future. Learn about projects and getting involved here.

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A toolbox of information and resources, from staff training videos to watershed plan development guidance, has been assembled and remains current to assist communities in watershed protection efforts.