Posted on Aug 16, 2017
Ellen Comeau from the Beaufort County Clemson Extension Service talked to the Bluffton Rotary Club about Stormwater and Local Water Quality. Working in partnership with Carolina Clear, they strive to have healthy, fishable, swimmable waterways for all of us in Beaufort County. Half of Beaufort County’s 576 square miles is made up of water and ½ of South Carolina’s salt marshes are in Beaufort County; we have very little freshwater in our area. According to Comeau, wetlands are the most threatened ecosystems on the planet. How can we help? Some suggestions include using or establishing rain barrels, rain gardens, shorescaping, watering our yards wisely, testing the soil before fertilizing and doing your “doody”! More information can be found HERE.