Conservation Education & Outreach

Welcome! Join us to learn about conservation and how to keep our rivers, lakes, and streams clean. Find information on local pollutants of concern, conserving water, local foods, school programs, community outreach, and more. Take a look around, and stay a while!


What Can You Do?

Every person can contribute to clean water with small actions. Discover how the small things that each of us do an individual can contribute to water quality and soil health.

Buy Local!

Consumers that value fresh food and a working landscape should support local farmers by buying their products. Discover ten reasons why local food is important to Greenville County.

Seed Library

Visit the Seed Library at the Berea Branch, and take home up to ten packets seeds. Choose from over 60 varieties of heirloom food, flower, and native plant seeds ready for planting.

K-12 Classroom Programs

Are you a teacher, scout leader, or camp director? GCSWCD offers free in-classroom conservation and natural resource programs for students.

K-12 Conservation Contests

Are you a K-12 public, private, or homeschooled student in Greenville County? Learn about conservation topics and submit an essay or poster in our annual conservation contest!

Conservation Check List

Are you a conservationist? Download this handy checklist to see which actions you can take to keep our water clean and to protect our natural resources!

"Take care of the land and the land will take care of you."

Hugh Hammond Bennett