About Us

Vision

The Lowcountry Stormwater Partners strive for healthy, fishable, swimmable waterways to continue the prosperity of the region.

Mission

To protect and restore healthy, productive Lowcountry waterways by engaging citizens in stormwater education and public involvement opportunities through a network of partnerships with local governments, organizations, and businesses.

Goals

  1. Help the Lowcountry Stormwater Partners' local SMS4s meet and stay compliant with the NPDES Phase II Stormwater Program permit requirements for MCM1 (public education and outreach) and MCM 2 (public involvement) by providing local resources and services.
  2. Leverage the Lowcountry Stormwater Partners network of partners to maximize the efficiency of stormwater education and involvement efforts using a regional approach.
  3. Develop and implement targeted outreach programs that address primary stormwater pollutants of concern.
  4. Encourage positive behavioral changes in support of environmental protection and awareness through stormwater education.
  5. Foster and expand upon citizen involvement in stormwater management through education and participation in programs.
  6. Facilitate collaboration among local organizations interested in watershed-related education in order to best meet the needs of local communities.
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Please click on the images below to view our most recent Annual Report, our Strategic Education Plan, and an issue of The Changing Tides Newsletter.

2020 LSP Annual Report
Full Report and Card
2019-2023 LSP Stormwater Outreach Strategic Plan November 2020 Edition of The Changing Tides Newsletter
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About the Coordinator

Ellen Sturup Comeau
Water Resources Extension Agent
Email: ecomeau@clemson.edu
Phone: (843) 473-6023
Mailing Address:
18 John Galt Rd.,
Beaufort, SC 29906

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Ellen Sturup Comeau, a New Hampshire native, graduated with her degree in Conservation Biology from St. Lawrence University in 2013. She first worked as a field technician, gathering bird population, nesting, and vegetation data for prospective PhDs, for over five seasons across the US and Latin America.

Afterwards, she joined the AmeriCorps program in Knoxville, TN for two years.
As an AmeriCorps member, she used her field biology skills on a community farm, growing 10,000lbs of produce for donation and providing educational workshops. Ellen continued to grow as an educator in the AmeriCorps program by launching the stormwater education program for the City of Oak Ridge’s stormwater department.

Then, in late 2016, she moved to Beaufort County to accept a position as a Clemson Extension Water Resources Agent. In this role, she combines her science, agricultural, and educator backgrounds to help the citizens of Beaufort County protect its natural resources. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, birding, and hand embroidering.