LCSC DISPLAY AT LEXINGTON COUNTY BLOWFISH BASEBALL GAME

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Friday nights at Lexington County Blowfish Stadium attract a large crowd, especially since there are fireworks at the end of the games!  The Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium was pleased to be granted booth space on Friday, July 26th to display its upcoming Rain Barrel Workshop and campaigns in which Lexington County residents can participate.  Gary Price, Environmental Coordinator accompanied by …

TRASH THE POOP AT LEXINGTON COUNTY BLOWFISH GAME

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Gary Price, Environmental Coordinator and Mary Hite, Stormwater Outreach Assistant had a great time at the Lexington County Blowfish baseball double header on June 26 presenting Trash the Poop with a fun Toss the Poop carnival game that was well received.   This season, the Blowfish theme is the “Lexington County Fair” so our game of skill was a carnival game.   …

Storm Drain Tagging at Brookland Cayce High School

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On February 6, 2019, The BC High School College Prep and Advanced Placement Environmental Sciences classes led by teacher James Brown, tagged 55 storm drains around the campus of the high school. They received assistance from Monique Ocean, a member of the Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium from the City of Cayce. Storm drains lead directly to waterways, and storm water …

“Trash the Poop” on Wag-A-Long Wednesdays!

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We live in a time when dog owners no longer need to deny their pets the joy of being taken out to the “old ball game.” At least that is the case on Wag-A-Long Wednesday night home baseball games at the Fireflies Stadium at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia. At each of those games representatives from Trash the Poop, a …

“Green” Lawn Care

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The most effective lawn care programs begin with a clear understanding of what grass really needs in order to grow. Here are the most important things you can do for your lawn: Aerate your lawn.  Tightly packed soil restricts root growth and prevents water and fertilizer from penetrating the soil (increasing stormwater problems). Core aerators remove plugs of soil throughout the …

FOG or FOWG?

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Many major cities experience fatburgs—New York City and London have reportedly spent millions of dollars to keep sewers clear of them. Fatburgs are occurring elsewhere throughout the country and the world due to residents putting household fat, oil and grease, generally referred to as FOG down kitchen sinks and drains where it congeals and can clog sewer lines. Another more …

STORM DRAIN TAGGING: IT’S A NEIGHBORLY THING!

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An easy way to protect waterways from pollution and neighborhoods from flooding is storm drain tagging.  The Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium will supply volunteers with equipment needed to put tags on storm drains it in their own or other Lexington County and town neighborhoods. These markers are attractive and alert residents to refrain from dumping anything down a storm drain …

HOW CAN A PICKLE BARREL BECOME A RAIN BARREL?

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Twice a year the Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium (LCSC) invites the public to learn how to make a rain barrel out of an old pickle barrel.  Why would anyone want to do this?   First of all, rain barrels have been used for thousands of years as a means to harvest the water that comes freely from the sky when it …

ILLICIT DISCHARGE DETECTION AND ELIMINATION (IDDE): A GRATE CONCERN

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The National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit (NPDES), authorized by the Clean Water Act, is a Federal program to control water pollution by regulating sources of pollution. It is administered by each state and enforced in South Carolina by the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). The Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium (LCSC), works to assure that each stormwater management …

Rain Barrel Making for 5th Graders

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Two 5th grade teachers from Gilbert Elementary School who serve on their Green Steps Schools Green Team invited Sheri Armstrong, Lexington County Stormwater Manager and LCSC member to do a demonstration of how to make a rain barrel.  On May 25th, 2016, Ms. Armstrong and the Stormwater Outreach Assistant, Mary Hite, had a lot of fun showing the two combined 5th …