Nonprofit gets grant to protect water quality in Upper Saluda Watershed

COUNTY — An Upstate nonprofit announced a $550,000 grant award from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to protect water quality in the Upper Saluda Watershed last week.

The grant will allow Save Our Saluda and partnering organizations to work with local landowners and farmers within the watershed to develop and implement projects aimed at reducing soil runoff to streams and rivers upstream of Saluda Lake.

The Upper Saluda Watershed above Saluda Lake encompasses nearly 300 square miles in Greenville and Pickens counties and provides

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