At SCELP, our goal is to prevent the degradation of South Carolina's water resources by halting pollution and stewarding their availability. We advocate for sustainable surface water and groundwater uses; strive towards conservation and restoration of water quality and aquatic life; and work to advance legal protections for state-of-the art stormwater and floodplain practices.Support Our Work
River Preserve is a proposed development, bordering the Reedy River and located in southern Greenville County. We are challenging the Greenville County Planning Commission’s decision to approve the preliminary subdivision proposal on behalf of Citizens for Quality Rural Living.
Access to safe, affordable and reliable drinking water is a basic human right, indispensable to sustaining healthy livelihoods and maintaining people’s dignity. It is also an increasingly urgent environmental protection and justice issue in South Carolina.
Special places require special consideration, and Arabella Farm—a Pickens County wedding venue located along Highway 11—is right in the middle of one of the Upstate's most special natural areas. The area's specialness is not conceptual or abstract. Rather, this area is special because it is utilized extensively by fishermen, hikers, birders and lovers of the outdoors. People in this rural part of the Upstate take land stewardship very seriously, and that is why the ongoing pollution from the event venue must be addressed.