Programs

The LSP leads, partners on, and supports a variety of programs to educate and involve a wide range of audiences in stormwater management and pollution prevention.  Stay in touch for the latest opportunities or check out a sampling of program offerings below.

Residents

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Storm Drain Marking:  Mark storm drains in the community and learn about water pollution. Storm drains lead directly to waterways, so it is important to warn people not to put anything down a storm drain. Your group can help by marking storm drains in your neighborhood. We will provide your group with the markers and adhesive. Only rain down the storm drain!

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Carolina Yards :  Clemson Extension's Carolina Yards program works with residents to create healthy, watershed-friendly landscapes. Using simple and effective gardening methods, create a low-maintenance yard that works with nature, rather than against it. Carolina Yards also regularly offers a five-week, online course designed to help Carolina gardeners learn to grow and maintain a low maintenance and low impact yard.

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Carolina Rain Garden Initiative :  The Carolina Rain Garden Initiative provides tools and resources to assist with the installation of rain gardens in diverse settings such as yards, schoolyards, community centers, and more.

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Beaufort Area Stormwater Pond Conference :  The Beaufort Area Stormwater Pond Management Conference provides a forum to give the latest information, resources, and tools on stormwater pond management for the Lowcountry community. It is hosted every other year.

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Rain Barrels:  Clemson’s Rainwater Harvesting Manual for Homeowners provides information on rain barrels in addition to watersheds, rainwater harvesting, and water conservation. Please check it out for more information.

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Master Pond Manager :  The Master Pond Manager achievement course is designed to teach participants a wide range of pond management knowledge and skills. As a "hybrid" course combining online and face-to-face learning, it incorporates self-paced lectures, discussion, quizzes, and other web-based methods of participant-instructor interaction, along with hands-on participation activities in the field.

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SC Stormwater Pond Management Website:  The SC Stormwater Pond Management website assists homeowners associations (HOAs), community managers, property management companies, and waterfront residents with choosing the best management options for maintaining their stormwater ponds.

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Master Rain Gardener:  The Master Rain Gardener program is a hybrid course consisting of self-paced online learning modules, hands-on field experiences, and multiple track options to meet the needs of diverse audiences interested in designing and installing rain gardens.

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Master Gardener:  The Clemson Extension Master  Gardener Program trains, selects, and utilizes knowledgeable volunteers to facilitate the educational work of the local Consumer Horticulture Agent, by delivering research-based information to citizens of the state.

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Master Naturalist:  The South Carolina Master Naturalist Program is a statewide corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. Interested South Carolinians become Master Naturalists through training and volunteer service.

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Be Well Informed :  ClemsonExtension'sBe Well Informedis an education program that provides private drinking well owners with the opportunity to learn about well maintenance best practices and water quality. As part of this program, participants can have their well-water screened for recommended parameters that include information on pH, salinity, nitrates, and pathogen presence.

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Stream Bank Repair :  Clemson's Stream Bank Repair program works with homeowners, land managers, park staff, and landscape professionals to address unhealthy stream banks that are suffering from erosion and instability. Workshops will provide insight on how watersheds function and will identify steps needed to stabilize and revegetate stream banks

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Pet Waste Projects :  Keep bacteria pollution out of our waterways by picking up pet waste. When left on the ground, bacteria, viruses, and parasites found in pet waste can be transported directly to creeks, streams, and rivers through stormwater runoff

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Tidal Creek Buffer Informational Packet :  These packets are designed to welcome new marsh-front property owners to our area and give them the information and resources they need to help them keep our tidal rivers healthy by protecting the buffers.

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FOG Packets:  Fats, Oil, and Grease (FOG) clog; no FOG down the drain! Get a packet of information for your home, school, or restaurant. Please check out Clemson’s resources specific for Restaurant Owners.

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SC Adopt-a-Stream :  The SC Adopt-A-Stream program is led in a partnership between SC Department of Health and Environmental Control and the CU Center for Watershed Excellence. Volunteers are trained annually by certified trainers to become stewards and monitors of South Carolina rivers.

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Beaufort County Adopt-a-Highway :  Palmetto Pride and Beaufort County Solid Waste provides support, structure, and supplies for community members who want to commit to regularly keep their community roads clean.

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River/Beach Sweeps:  Throughout the year, community members join together to clear trash from South Carolina beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps.

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Stormwater-related Workshops:  Conducted regularly by Water Resource Extension agents, reoccurring program topics include shore scaping, floating wetlands, rain gardens, rainwater harvesting, gardening with native plants, composting, and more.

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Stormwater BMP Demonstration Project Installations:  Small-scale stormwater best management practices (BMPs) such as permeable pavement, rain gardens, vegetated shoreline buffers, and rain barrels are regularly installed in collaboration with partnering communities and Clemson Extension's Water Resources Engineer. Installed projects serve as educational tools to encourage BMP adoption throughout the community.

Professional/Technical Audiences

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Certified Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Inspector (CEPSCI) : The purpose of the CEPSCI Program is to educate field personnel on the proper installation, maintenance, and inspection of erosion prevention and sediment control measures at construction sites to meet state and local regulations.

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Certified Stormwater Plan Reviewer (CSPR) : The purpose of the CSPR Program is to educate personnel on the proper design and review of stormwater and sediment control plans for development sites to meet state and local regulations.

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Post Construction Best Management Practice Inspector:  The Post-Construction BMP Inspector program trains professionals in methods and strategies for conducting routine and thorough inspections of stormwater management practices.

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Master Pond Manager:  The Master Pond Manager achievement course is designed to teach participants a wide range of pond management knowledge and skills. As a "hybrid" course combining online and face-to-face learning, it incorporates self-paced lectures, discussion, quizzes, and other web-based methods of participant-instructor interaction, along with hands-on participation activities in the field.

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SC Stormwater Pond Management Website:  The SC Stormwater Pond Management website assists homeowners associations (HOAs), community managers, property management companies, and waterfront residents with choosing the best management options for maintaining their stormwater ponds.

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Beaufort Area Stormwater Pond Conference:  The Beaufort Area Stormwater Pond Management Conference provides a forum to give the latest information, resources, and tools on stormwater pond management for the Lowcountry community. It is hosted every other year.

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Master Rain Gardener:  The Master Rain Gardener program is a hybrid course consisting of self-paced online learning modules, hands-on field experiences, and multiple track options to meet the needs of diverse audiences interested in designing and installing rain gardens. Find this course and other rain garden resources (including a manual on the Carolina Rain Garden Initiative).

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LID Lunch-and-Learns:  These lunch-and-learns are meant to help design and construction professionals understand and incorporate LID practices such as rain gardens, permeable pavers, and more.

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Silt Fence and Beyond:  Erosion and Sediment Control BestPractices Workshop -The Silt Fence and Beyond is a workshop for contractors, inspectors, and regulators who wish to learn more about saving time and money on job sites through proper selection, installation, and maintenance of construction BMPs.

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Stream Bank Repair:  Clemson's Stream Bank Repair program works with homeowners, land managers, park staff, and landscape professionals to address unhealthy stream banks that are suffering from erosion and instability. Workshops will provide insight on how watersheds function and will identify steps needed to stabilize and revegetate stream banks.

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Master Gardener:  The Clemson Extension Master Gardener Program trains, selects, and utilizes knowledgeable volunteers to facilitate the educational work of the local Consumer Horticulture Agent, by delivering research-based information to citizens of the state.

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Master Naturalist:  The South Carolina Master Naturalist Program is a statewide corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. Interested South Carolinians become Master Naturalists through training and volunteer service

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FOG Packets:  Fats, Oil, and Grease (FOG) clog; no FOG down the drain! Get a packet of information for your home, school, or restaurant. Please check out Clemson’s resources specific for Restaurant Owners.

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Stormwater-related Workshops:  Conducted regularly by Water Resource Extension agents, reoccurring program topics include shore scaping, floating wetlands, rain gardens, rainwater harvesting, gardening with native plants, composting, and more.

bmp-logo.png

Stormwater BMP Demonstration Project Installations:  Small-scale stormwater best management practices (BMPs) such as permeable pavement, rain gardens, vegetated shoreline buffers, and rain barrels are regularly installed in collaboration with partnering communities and Clemson Extension's Water Resources Engineer. Installed projects serve as educational tools to encourage BMP adoption throughout the community.

Educators/Youth

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4-H2O-Exploring Watershed Summer Camps:  4H2O is a water-based 4-H science camp, allowing students an opportunity to learn and experience this state’s water resources first-hand. The camps focus on hands-on science inquiry to provide children with knowledge about their local water resources and teach them the field, analytical, and critical thinking skills they need to participate in water quality protection.

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From Seeds to Shoreline:  From Seeds to Shoreline® (S2S) is South Carolina’s only salt marsh restoration program designed for students. The program trains K-12 teachers on how to lead their classroom in a year-long marsh restoration.

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That's MY Truck Coloring Contest:  Beaufort County has new street sweepers and vacuum trucks. To celebrate, we’ll host a regular coloring contest between all local schools, grades K-5. Entries will be judged by a “celebrity” panel, with prizes being awarded to three grand prize winners, as well as a select number of runner ups

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Storm Drain Marking:  Mark storm drains in the community and learn about water pollution. Storm drains lead directly to waterways, so it is important to warn people not to put anything down a storm drain. Your group can help by marking storm drains in your neighborhood. We will provide your group with the markers and adhesive. Only rain down the storm drain

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River/Beach Sweeps:  Throughout the year, community members join together to clear trash from South Carolina beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps.

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Rain Barrels:  Clemson’s Rainwater Harvesting Manual for Homeowners provides information on rain barrels in addition to watersheds, rainwater harvesting, and water conservation. Please check it out for more information

mrg-logo.jpg

Carolina Rain Garden Initiative:  The Carolina Rain Garden Initiative provides tools and resources to assist with the installation of rain gardens in diverse settings such as yards, schoolyards, community centers, and more.

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FOG Packets:   Fats, Oil, and Grease (FOG) clog; no FOG down the drain! Get a packet of information for your home, school, or restaurant. Please check out Clemson’s resources specific for Restaurant Owners.