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Published Quarterly by the Pee Dee
The Pee Dee Progress
Resource Conservation and Development
Area Council, Incorporated. A Private
Serving the Counties of
Chesterfield Darlington Dillon
501 (C) 3 Nonprofit Organization
Pee Dee Regional Urban Forestry Awareness
300 Russell Street, Room 209
The Pee Dee RC&D has received a grant from the Urban and Community Forestry Program of the South
Darlington, South Carolina 29532
Carolina Forestry Commission for a regional urban forestry awareness project. Visit the project website at:
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The Pee Dee RC&D is grateful to the local Conservation Partnership; including the NRCS Field Staff, the
Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners and Staff, SC Department of Natural Resources Field
Staff, and Citizen Volunteers. Without the support and efforts of the Partnership, many of these projects which
we coordinate would not exist.
Water Quality Non point Source Assessment
In This Issue
Pee Dee Resource Conservation and Development Area Council, Incorporated
Chesterfield Darlington Dillon
Thompson Creek Water
Quality Non point Source
Assessment Project presents
findings to sponsors.
Planning initiated for an
Marion Wright, Jr.
implementation phase of the
project. Page 1.
All programs and services of the Pee Dee Resource Conservation and Development Area Council are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard
to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status or handicap.
Construction continues at St.
John's Elementary School
Nature Center Project in
Recent rains caused flooding along Thompson Creek as representatives of Local, Federal,
Darlington. Page 2.
and State agencies from North and South Carolina met in Chesterfield, SC on March sixth,
to discuss the
Assessment Project results and plan an implementation phase based on
current project findings.
Progress Energy (CP&L)
makes donation to further
Monitoring data collected by the South Carolina Department of Health and
progress at Baker's Trail,
the outdoor classroom project
Environmental Control in the late 1990's required that Thompson Creek upstream of
at the Blenheim Schools.
the Town of Chesterfield be placed on the State's list of impaired waters. The Pee Dee
RC&D formed a coalition of local, state and federal interest from North and South
Carolina to assess the causes of the impairment with the intent of eventually restoring
the Creek's water quality to acceptable levels. The assessment phase is nearing
Pee Dee Land Trust plans a
June Membership meeting at
completion with the primary identified causes being that livestock, mainly beef cattle,
Kalmia Gardens with Rudy
have unlimited stream access at many sites; and rainfall runoff contaminated with
Mancke. Page 3.
poultry and livestock waste is reaching the stream. The project recommends
agricultural manager training in the area of manure management, installation of more
streamside buffers with filtering vegetation adjacent to fields receiving poultry and
Pee Dee Regional Urban and
Community Forestry Project
livestock waste applications, and excluding livestock from free stream access by
is underway. Page 4.
fencing buffer areas and providing alternative sources of livestock drinking water.
Current Efforts Page 2.
The Project Coalition discussed plans for separate implementation projects, one in
North Carolina and another in South Carolina using both federal and state grant
funding to provide cost sharing to local landusers for voluntarily establishing the
recommended water quality practices.
For additional information concerning the Thompson Creek Non point Source Assessment Project, visit:
or call (843) 393 9809 ext. 4.
Funding for this project is provided by the US EPA under a section 319 grant through the SC Department of Health
and Environmental Control (SC DHEC).