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Sustainable Building Resources and Tools

By Various

Posted on: March, 26 2009

The site contains presentations from a 2 day seminar, 'Sustainable Building in South Carolina', as well as links to sustainability related resources mentioned at the conference that may be helpful for decision makers.

Watershed Central

By U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Posted on: March, 25 2009

EPA has a new website designed to help the public exchange information and locate the resources needed to restore their local watersheds. The site helps users find environmental data, watershed models, nearby local organizations and guidance documents. This site also includes a Watershed Central Wiki that users may use to collaborate with each other.

Support for Integrated Ecosystem Assessments of NOAA's National Estuarine Research Reserves System (NERRS), Volume I: The Impacts of Coastal Development on the Ecology and Human Well-being of Tidal Creek Ecosystems of the U.S. Southeast.

By Sanger, D., A. Blair, G. DiDonato, T. Washburn, S. Jones, R. Chapman, D. Bergquist, G. Riekerk, E. Wirth, J. Stewart, D. White, L. Vandiver, S. White, D. Whitall.

Posted on: January, 22 2009

The primary objective of this work was to clearly define the relationships between coastal development with its concomitant land use changes and non-point source pollution loading and the ecological and human health and well-being status of tidal creek ecosystems. For many indicators, the intertidally-dominated or headwater portions of tidal creeks were found to respond differently than the subtidally-dominated or larger and deeper portions of tidal creeks.

State of Knowledge Report: South Carolina Coastal Wetland Impoundments

By Daniel Tufford, Ph.D.

Posted on: January, 21 2009

This report includes a research summary from the mid-1980s to present, prior research and policy recommendations, a summary of active research and new recommendations, and a comprehensive cited reference list. 2008. 53 pp.

Final Project Report: Chemical and Biological Contamination of Stormwater

By John E. Weinstein, Ph.D., Kevin D. Crawford, Ph.D., and Thomas

Posted on: January, 21 2009

This technical report characterizes the chemical and biological contaminants from sediment of 16 stormwater ponds located in suburban areas of Myrtle Beach, Georgetown, Charleston, and Beaufort. 2008. 83 pp.

Polluted Stormwater (brochure)

By Lisa Vandiver

Posted on: January, 21 2009

The first in a series of educational brochures on polluted stormwater has been completed as part of a S.C. Sea Grant-funded project evaluating Low Impact Development (LID) implementation as an alternative to traditional stormwater management strategies. The fact sheet highlights what polluted runoff is, why people should care, how polluted stormwater is related to coastal development, and what can be done to reduce the impacts to local waterways. 2008. Brochure.

Tidal Creek Habitats: Sentinels of Coastal Health

By Dr. Fred Holland and Dr. Denise Sanger

Posted on: January, 21 2009

This booklet explores tidal creek ecosystems and the various threats to the valuable services they provide. Includes recommendations for protecting these habitats, additional resources, and glossary of terms. 2008. 24 pp.

Light Imprint Handbook

By Thomas E. Low

Posted on: January, 20 2009

The Light Imprint approach to stormwater management is rooted in New Urbanism which promotes traditional neighborhood design. These walkable, connected developments are an alternative to sprawl.

A Rain Garden Manual for South Carolina

By Peter Hull

Posted on: December, 29 2008

This rain garden manual has been specifically designed for South Carolinians. The manual includes information on how to site, build, plant, and maintain a rain garden. Plants are identified as native or non-native; plant suitability information is provided by region of South Carolina. The 16-page color manual can also be ordered for distribution to gardening clubs, organizations, homeowner associations, and at workshops.

Wetlands Reference and Tools

By various

Posted on: December, 19 2008

This site has a number of resources regarding wetlands and wetlands regulations, including presentations from a Coastal Training Program event and a number of website links to further information by topic.