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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.