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Stormwater Ponds in Coastal South Carolina: 2018 State of Knowledge Report Executive Summary
This executive summary is a publication of the Stormwater Ponds Research and Management Collaborative, established in the fall of 2014 by the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium. Seven chapters cover a variety of information about stormwater ponds, including an inventory of ponds in coastal South Carolina, transport of contaminants, nature of pollutants, ecological function, regulation requirements, economic assessment, and a communications strategy. The summary is a must-read for coastal S.C. Homeowners Associations and individual owners with a stormwater pond on their property. 2018. 18 pp. FREE     VIEW PDF     ORDER

Low Impact Development in Coastal South Carolina: A Planning and Design Guide
This guide is specific to coastal S.C. and contains five chapters: Introduction to LID; Strategies for Local Governments; Conservation Principles and Neighborhood Site Design; Stormwater Best Management Practices; and Local Case Studies. Also included are eight appendices, with information ranging from infiltration testing and soil compost amendment to coordinating erosion control and stormwater statutes and regulations. An extensive section of maintenance checklists is also provided. 2014. 358 pp., plus Appendices. FREE.   View Full Document in Lower Resolution PDF    View High Resolution Chapters here    ORDER

Blueways-Greenways in Charleston, S.C. Region Web-Mapping App and How-To Guide
S.C. Sea Grant Consortium worked with multiple partners to develop an interactive web-mapping app of blueways and greenways in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties. Explore features in the area such as land and water trails, water access points, green spaces and historic sites. You can also check the current weather, wind conditions and stream gauges. Plan your trip today and enjoy the recreational opportunities and history of the Lowcountry! Interested in learning more? Check out the “How To Guide for Developing Blueways and Greenways in the State of South Carolina.” 2016.  VIEW APP  VIEW HOW-TO GUIDE

South Carolina Blueways and Greenways: General Information
This brochure provides an introduction to blueways, which are waterways designated as trails, and greenways, which are land-based and often can be used as an alternate means of transit as well as recreation. The brochure has trail safety tips and explains how trails boost local economies, improve health, protect water quality, highlight history and culture, and provide connections in communities. There is also a QR code link to an app that provides more information, including maps of blueways, greenways, parks, and boat launches in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. 2016.  VIEW PDF

South Carolina Blueways and Greenways: How to Get Started
Communities interested in creating blueways or greenways can follow the step-by-step procedures presented in this brochure. The brochure includes a variety of potential sources for funding the projects, from federal, state, and local governments to non-profits and private businesses. There is also a QR code link to an app that provides more information, including maps of blueways, greenways, parks, and boat launches in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. 2016.  VIEW PDF

2011 Survey of Marine Recreationists’ Attitudes Towards Potential Offshore Wind Energy in South Carolina.
Prepared by Matthew T.J. Brownlee, Jeffrey C. Hallo, Ph.D., and Laura W. Jodice.
This final report details survey responses from 657 marine recreationists in the North Myrtle Beach and Georgetown, S.C., areas about their points of view regarding the impacts of offshore wind energy. Includes methods, interviews, questionnaires, individual responses, and responses compared across communities. 2011. 53 pp. VIEW PDF

Assessment of Stormwater Management in Coastal South Carolina: A Focus on Stormwater Ponds and Low Impact Development (LID) Practices
This report covers the strengths and weaknesses of two stormwater management strategies in coastal S.C.: stormwater ponds and LID practices. Based on interviews of stormwater professionals and input from workshops, the report assists coastal communities with decision-making about the selection and implementation of stormwater managements strategies. 2010. 8 pp. FREE  VIEW PDF  |  ORDER

Citizens' Guide to Community Planning: Greater Myrtle Beach Region
This guide is a basic primer for the land-use planning techniques deployed by the eight government bodies in Horry County. Includes a section on special purpose zoning districts and other planning tools, as well as a land-use codes matrix for each municipality. 2008. 26 pp. FREE  VIEW PDF  ORDER

Coastal Waterfront Access Challenges and Opportunities for South Carolina Marine Fisheries Stakeholders
Raymond J. Rhodes, Amber Von Harten, and April Turner.
This report provides suggestions on how to offer opportunities for water-dependent businesses and the public, including commercial and recreational fishers, to access coastal waterfronts while balancing the changing needs and resources of coastal communities. Includes specific examples of South Carolina projects addressing waterfront access, common mechanisms for addressing this issue, and several appendices for further information. 2008. 65 pp.  VIEW PDF

Final Project Report: Chemical and Biological Contamination of Stormwater
Detention Pond Sediments in Coastal South Carolina

Prepared by John E. Weinstein, Ph.D., Kevin D. Crawford, Ph.D., and Thomas R. Garner, M.S.
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. VIEW PDF

Polluted Stormwater (brochure)
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 brochure 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. FREE  VIEW PDF | ORDER

Low Impact Development (brochure)
The second in a series of educational brochures, this publication describes ways to decrease the amount of stormwater runoff using Low Impact Development (LID) techniques. The brochure was completed as part of the outreach component of a S.C. Sea Grant-funded research project on LID implementation as an alternative to traditional stormwater management strategies. LID techniques covered include bioswales, pervious walkways, pervious alleys, pocket parks, and forebays. 2009. Brochure. FREE  VIEW PDF  ORDER

S.C. Low-Impact Development Atlas—Map Tool
The goal of the atlas is to share information among communities and organizations so that low-impact development projects can serve as models for communities trying to address stormwater and growth-related issues. This atlas is made possible by the National NEMO Network (Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials), SC NEMO, SC Sea Grant Consortium, Carolina Clear, and Clemson University’s Center for Watershed Excellence. VIEW MAP TOOL

Tidal Creek Habitats: Sentinels of Coastal Health
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. FREE  VIEW PDF | ORDER

Community Associations and Stormwater Management: A Coastal South Carolina Perspective
This publication provides practical insights for community associations that want to protect and improve their natural resources. Strategies covered include managing coastal runoff by using vegetated buffers and rain gardens, maintaining stormwater ponds, and other actions homeowners can take to improve water quality. Contains a helpful glossary of terms, web resources, native plant lists, and a maintenance checklist. 2007. 78 pp. FREE  VIEW PDF

Changing Land Use Patterns in the Coastal Zone
This book provides multidisciplinary guidance on the assessment and management of environmental impacts caused by development. 2006. 305 pp. $69.95 ORDER

Coastal Heritage, Vol. 19, No. 2, Fall 2004
The Coast's Great Leap. John H. Tibbetts. How fast is too fast? In a single generation, the South Carolina coast has been transformed. 16 pp.  VIEW PDF | VIEW TEXT

Coastal Heritage, Vol. 17, No. 4, Spring 2003
Nature or Nurture? John H. Tibbetts. Driven out of their habitats, many wildlife species are flourishing in America's urbanized areas, thriving on our handouts and causing nuisances. 16 pp. VIEW PDF | VIEW TEXT

Coastal Heritage, Vol. 17, No. 3, Winter 2002-03
The Freeway City. John H. Tibbetts. The South–where sprawl is king and where spread-out growth accelerates faster and farther than anywhere else. 16 pp. VIEW PDF | VIEW TEXT

Coastal Heritage, Vol. 16, No. 2, Fall 2001
Coastal Growth Hits Home. John H. Tibbetts. Rural neighbors, developers, and conservationists wrangle over development and property rights. 16 pp. FREE  VIEW PDF | ORDER

Coastal Heritage, Vol. 15, No. 3, Winter 2000
The Salty Dogs. John H. Tibbetts. Would you notice if South Carolina's commercial fishermen disappeared? 16 pp. FREE  VIEW PDFORDER

Coastal Heritage, Vol. 15, No. 2, Fall 2000
The Beauty of Sprawl. John H. Tibbetts. If new Urbanists got their way, sprawling suburbs would become an endangered species. But the public, so far, isn't going along. 16 pp. FREE  VIEW PDF | ORDER

Coastal Heritage, Vol. 14, No. 4, Spring 2000
Living Soul of Gullah. John H. Tibbetts. Spawned by Africa and Europe, by slavery and isolation, the Gullah culture is fading into the modern world. 16 pp. FREE  VIEW PDF | ORDER

Coastal Heritage, Vol. 14, No. 2, Fall 1999
Riches to Ruin: Pharaohs of the New World. John H. Tibbetts. Rice planters, who dominated the Lowcountry for almost two centuries, spawned the South Carolina coast's distinctive culture and its most enduring conflicts. 16 pp. FREE (Out of Print)  VIEW PDF

Coastal Heritage, Vol. 12, No. 4, Spring 1998
New Visions for Growth: Investing in Open Spaces. John H. Tibbetts. Some South Carolina localities are considering innovative techniques to slow down suburban sprawl. 16 pp. FREE  ORDER

Interactions Across Boundaries: SECOR '94: 1st Biennial Conference on Southeastern Coastal Research
Program and abstracts from the SECOR '94 conference that was held November 17-20, 1994, on Seabrook Island, SC. 1994. 74 pp. FREE  ORDER

South Carolina Coast-A-Syst: An Environmental Risk-Assessment Guide for Protecting Coastal Water Quality
Cal Sawyer. This book contains environmental risk self-assessment that will enable readers to identify and correct pollution sources and health risks in their homes and yards. 2000. 122 pp. FREE  ORDER

S.C. Public Beach Access and Water Quality App
This app developed by S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control allows residents and visitors to search over 600 public beach access locations along the South Carolina coast, including amenities such as parking, restrooms, showers, seasonal lifeguards, handicap access/parking, public transit, and beach parks. FREE.  VISIT THE WEBSITE

South Carolina Public Beach and Coastal Access Guide
This guide contains information about public access points in six South Carolina coastal waterfront counties. The guide also identifies dive shops, saltwater marinas, artificial reefs, and commercial campgrounds in these counties. Includes educational information about estuaries, wetlands, dune systems, and barrier islands. 1988. 134 pp. 31.7mb FREE  VIEW PDF

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