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The SC Adopt-a-Stream Program

South Carolina Adopt-a-Stream (SC AAS) creates a network of watershed stewardship, engagement, and education through involvement.  SC AAS volunteers can play an important role in monitoring and tracking water quality while sharing information about local water resources with their communities.  In providing baseline information about stream conditions, volunteers, local communities, educators, and local government agencies can partner to protect and restore our waters. 

You do not need to be an environmentalist, fisherman, or scholar to join this effort. All are welcome to find more information, seek training, and add to the knowledgebase of river health in South Carolina!

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Enter and View Data - The SC AAS Database launched on June 20, 2017!

Event Information

The SC Adopt-a-Stream program is led in a partnership between SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, Georgia Environmental Protection Division, and the CU Center for Watershed Excellence. It is with thanks and appreciation to the GA AAS program for their examples and leadership, as well as the original SC volunteer monitors, that we are hosting this great effort to enhance watershed stewardship in SC. Specifically, we would like to thank Clemson Extension Carolina Clear and the Anderson-Pickens Counties Stormwater Partners, Upstate Forever, and USC Spartanburg Center for Watershed Ecology for your leadership over many years and the hundreds of volunteers that you have trained in South Carolina! This is a program built for the volunteers and for our shared watersheds. 

Memorandum of Understanding

Click here or above to view the Memorandum of Understanding between SC DHEC, Clemson University, and Georgia EPD.


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