Roots in the River, Part 8 | Carolina Stories
The Congaree Land Trust helps to preserve the land surrounding the park and its neighboring rivers, the Congaree, the Wateree and the Santee Within this huge river system known as the Cowasee Basin, the Land Trust works with private landowners to create voluntary easements on their land, protecting it from development. The relationship between the city of Columbia and the river is complex and interdependent. Issues include flooding, pollution, protection of greenways, and sewage spills. Columbia now has a riverkeeper, who responds to citizen complaints, documents and investigates all claims.