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Lowcountry Stormwater Partners

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The Lowcountry Stormwater Partners is an active consortium comprised of a networks of partnerships between Clemson Extension, Beaufort County, the Town of Bluffton, the Town of Hilton Head Island, the City of Beaufort, the Town of Port Royal, and several local groups dedicated to the protection and preservation of Lowcountry waterways. Together, we work with local residents, contractors, and other audiences to prevent stormwater pollution. We also encourage individuals to take action, get involved, and help promote personal responsibility for water quality protection.

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


    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.


    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.
  • Annual Report and Education Plan
  • Contact

    Ellen Sturup Comeau
    Water Resources Agent
    18 John Galt Rd,
    Beaufort, SC 29906


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