Amy Scaroni

Water Resources Extension Associate
Carolina Clear Program Coordinator
Water Resources Program Team, Charleston County Cooperative Extension Office

Office: 259 Meeting St. 2nd Fl, Charleston SC 29401
Phone: 843-730-5204


 Educational Background

Ph.D. Wildlife and Fisheries
LSU 2011

M.S. Environmental Studies
College of Charleston 2006

B.S. Biology
Penn State 2002


Dr. Amy Scaroni is the program coordinator for Carolina Clear, Clemson Extension's statewide stormwater education program. Carolina Clear program partners with over 38 MS4 communities in South Carolina to provide quality outreach, education, and public involvement opportunities related to stormwater. Our team of nine Water Resources Extension Agents are located in the regions they serve, allowing them to best understand the educational needs of their communities. We strive to protect water resources and encourage pollution prevention by providing quality programs that raise awareness of stormwater issues, and promote actions and behaviors that ultimately protect our water resources.

Carolina Clear works hand-in-hand with environmental educators, colleges and universities, municipalities, counties, stormwater engineers, and local non-profits to provide trainings, workshops, resources, tools, demonstration projects, and events to meet the educational needs of our community partners.


Morganello, KC & Scaroni AE (2016) A Guide to Rain Gardens in South Carolina. Clemson Extension publication, available at:

Needles LA, Lester SE, Ambrose R, Andren A, Beyeler M, Connor M, Eckman J, Costa-Pierce B, Gaines SD, Lafferty K, Lenihan H, Parrish J, Peterson MS, Scaroni AE, Weis J, Wendt DE (2015). Managing bay and estuarine ecosystems for multiple services. Estuaries and Coasts 38 (Suppl 1): S35-S48.

Scaroni AE, Lindau CW, Nyman JA. Effect of habitat type on N2: N2O emission ratios in the Atchafalaya River Basin, LA, USA (2014). Wetlands 34(3):545-554.

Lindau CW, Scaroni AE, Rivera-Monroy VH, Nyman JA (2011). Comparison of 15N2 Flux and Acetylene Inhibition Denitrification Methods in Atchafalaya River Basin Sediments. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 26: 337—334.

Scaroni, AE, Lindau, CW, Nyman JA (2011). Comparison of Denitrification Characteristics Among Three Habitat Types of a Large River Floodplain; Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana, USA. Hydrobiologia 658: 17—25.

Scaroni AE, Lindau CW, Nyman JA (2010). Spatial Variability of Soil Denitrification across the Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana, USA. Wetlands 30: 949—955.

Lindau CW, DeLaune RD, Scaroni AE, Nyman JA (2007). Denitrification in cypress swamp within the Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana. Chemosphere 70: 886-894.