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February 2nd, 2022
By Erika Hollis
Happy New Year from the Clean Water team at Upstate Forever!
We are looking forward to another successful year partnering with a diverse group of stakeholders to protect water quality in the Upstate. As our region’s population continues to grow, so do impacts on water quality. To help us tackle these tough issues the Clean Water program has added an additional team member, Rebecca Wade. Read on to learn more about Rebecca, but first, we have an upcoming opportunity to learn more about where your water comes from and how you can help keep it clean!
As always, thank you for your interest in the protection of our precious water resources and your support for Upstate Forever.
Best wishes for a safe and joyful New Year,
Clean Water Director
Find out on a tour of Anderson Regional Joint Water System’s treatment facility
UF members are invited for a tour of Anderson Regional Joint Water System (ARJWS)'s water treatment facility on Saturday, February 19 from 10 am-12:00 pm. You'll learn about the history of ARJWS, get up close and personal with the water treatment plant, and hear from Trey Burns, Sustainability Manager at ARJWS, and Erika Hollis, Clean Water Director about actions you can take to protect drinking water sources.
Participants are asked to mask and maintain social distancing.
2021 was a momentous year for land and water conservation in Upstate SC (read more about UF’s 2021 successes here), and we’re excited to carry that momentum into 2022. Our top priorities for this year are:
Stay tuned for updates on our progress toward these goals in the months ahead!
Upstate Forever is excited to welcome Rebecca Wade to the Clean Water program.
Rebecca earned her bachelor's degree in Biology and Philosophy from Furman University and is in pursuit of her Masters of Natural Science and Environmental Education from Hamline University. Her interests include environmental justice, equity, environmental advocacy, and environmental education. In her free time, Rebecca loves to enjoy the outdoors by running, hiking, biking, paddling, and climbing with her husband and two dogs. She is delighted to join the UF team and apply her background in environmental education and conservation through her work as Clean Water Associate. Welcome, Rebecca!
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