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Stormwater Pond Information and Programming in the Coastal Zone

Introduction

More than 9,000 residential stormwater ponds in the eight coastal counties of South Carolina have been built to control stormwater runoff and protect downstream water quality.

In order to maintain and enhance the functionality of the stormwater ponds, we need to ensure that our coastal residents, stormwater managers, and researchers have access to the most relevant information, tools, and resources needed to make sound management decisions, communicate their efforts, and inform sustainable behaviors.

To do this, a team of partners from various organizations collaborate on programming efforts yearly, including the Healthy Pond Series and Stormwater Pond Conferences.

Regional Education Programs

Georgetown and Horry

Upcoming Education Programs

Healthy Pond Series: Grand Strand
Aeration, Circulation, and Fountains: June 14th, 2022, 1:00-2:30

Stormwater Pond Conference: March 22-23, 2022

Education Providers

Maeve Snyder
Coastal Training Program Coordinator, North Inlet – Winyah Bay NERR
(843) 904-9034 or msnyder@baruch.sc.edu
Subscribe to training program announcements at: http://northinlet.sc.edu/ctp-newsletter/

Guinn Wallover
Water Resources Extension Agent, Coastal District, Clemson University Cooperative Extension
cggarre@clemson.edu

Brooke Saari
Coastal Environmental Quality Specialist, S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
brooke.saari@scseagrant.org

April Turner
Coastal Communities Specialist, S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
april.turner@scseagrant.org
Subscribe to the South Carolina Coastal Information Network

Associated MS4 Stormwater Consortium

Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium
Contact: Monica Gray, mgray2@coastal.edu

Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester

Upcoming Education Programs

Charleston Area Stormwater Pond Management Conference
April 28, 2022, North Charleston, S.C.
Info and Registration

Healthy Pond Series: Charleston Area
Aquatic Plants: June 23, 2022, 2:00-3:30

Education Providers

Bea Calhoun
Water Resources Extension Agent, Charleston County, Clemson University Cooperative Extension
beatris@clemson.edu

Abi Locatis Prochaska
Coastal Training Program Coordinator, ACE Basin NERR
ProchaskaA@dnr.sc.gov
Sign up for the Coastal Training Program Email List

Guinn Wallover
Water Resources Extension Agent, Coastal District, Clemson University Cooperative Extension
cggarre@clemson.edu

Brooke Saari
Coastal Environmental Quality Specialist, S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
brooke.saari@scseagrant.org

April Turner
Coastal Communities Specialist, S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
april.turner@scseagrant.org
Subscribe to the South Carolina Coastal Information Network

Associated MS4 Stormwater Consortium

Ashley Cooper Stormwater Education Consortium
Contact: Bea Calhoun, beatris@clemson.edu

Beaufort, Colleton, and Jasper

Upcoming Education Programs

Beaufort Area Healthy Pond Series
February 24th, 2022: Wildlife Management (virtual)
May 12th, 2022: Cultivating a Carolina Yard: Landscaping for Healthy Ponds (in person)
September 8th, 2022: Planting Vegetated Shorelines (in person)
December 8th, 2022: Aeration (virtual)

Education Providers

Ellen Sturup Comeau
Water Resources Extension Agent, Charleston County, Clemson University Cooperative Extension
ecomeau@clemson.edu
Subscribe to the Changing Tides Newsletter

Abi Locatis Prochaska
Coastal Training Program Coordinator, ACE Basin NERR
ProchaskaA@dnr.sc.gov
Join the Coastal Training Program Email List

Brooke Saari
Coastal Environmental Quality Specialist, S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
brooke.saari@scseagrant.org

April Turner
Coastal Communities Specialist, S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
april.turner@scseagrant.org
Subscribe to the South Carolina Coastal Information Network

Associated MS4 Stormwater Consortium

Lowcountry Stormwater Partners
Contact: Ellen Sturup Comeau, ecomeau@clemson.edu

Stormwater Pond Resources

Clemson Cooperative Extension
Ace Basin NERR
North Inlet Winyah Bay NERR
Ashely Cooper Stormwater Education Consortium
Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium
Lowcountry Stormwater Partners