A new hydropower license has been issued to Duke Energy to operate hydropower facilities at 11 dams on the Catawba and Wateree Rivers in the Carolinas. Improvements for environmental flows, boating recreation, clean water and fish passage will be in place for at least 40 years.
Gerrit leads American Rivers’ expanding advocacy for healthy rivers in the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama.
Gerrit joined American Rivers in 2005 after working four years for the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League as Rivers Project Director under a partnership with American Rivers. Prior to that he worked more than a dozen years for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources on a broad array of environmental and recreation issues affecting rivers and wetlands.
B.S. in Water Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and M.S. in Fish and Wildlife Sciences from The Pennsylvania State UniversityWateree River
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With more extreme weather events expected in South Carolina, dam removal and better dam management are key strategies to prevent future public safety crises.
Predictions of more frequent and more extreme storms are no longer a theoretical debate for climate scientists: we are living it. Here’s one personal account of Hurricane Joaquin.
The Ashley River Blue Trail figures prominently into Dorchester County’s effort to create its first ever park system. We must work now to promote and preserve the Ashley River.
Ashley River Blue Trail | Hugo Krispyn After more than a year of work, the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments is ready to start receiving public comment on its plan to establish a regional network of paddle trails throughout the tri-… Read more »
American Rivers and a diverse group of local partners are developing a Blue Trail for the Ashley River in South Carolina. Guest blogger, Howard Bridgman, former Summerville Town Council member and founding member of the Ashley Scenic River Advisory Cou… Read more »
The following guest blog poem from Jim Brailsford is a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series— Edisto River, South Carolina. James M. Brailsford, III, grew up on the banks of the Edisto River in Orangeburg— learning to swim, fish, and pad… Read more »
The following guest blog from Bill Gregory is a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series— Edisto River, South Carolina. Bill Gregory is a writer, teacher, and retired minister ordained in the United Church of Christ. He lives in Yarmouth, M… Read more »
The following guest blog from Bud Skidmore is a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series — Edisto River, South Carolina. Bud Skidmore is a founding member and served two terms as chairman of the Edisto Island Preservation Alliance, a group… Read more »
The following blog is a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series— Edisto River, South Carolina. Join us as we celebrate the Edisto River on our blog and social media throughout May and be sure to take action! Four Hole Swamp, SC | Gerrit Jo… Read more »