$5.7 Million Planned to Restore South Carolina Piedmont Streams, Water Quality


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest more than $48.6 million this year through the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership for projects that mitigate wildfire risk, improve water quality, restore forest ecosystems and ultimately contribute to USDA’s efforts to combat climate change.

The USDA is investing $17.4 million in 14 new projects. One of which is in on South Carolina’s Sumter National Forest and surrounding public and private lands in 10 Piedmont counties through the South Carolina Piedmont Watershed Restoration Project.

The Forest Service and NRCS will invest up to $5.7 million over three years in watershed restoration efforts in these South Carolina counties: Abbeville, Chester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Laurens, Greenwood, McCormick, Newberry, Saluda, and Union. Restoration work will focus on improving watershed health, water quality and flood resilience. Read more here.

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