Preserving Lake Greenwood
Serving Laurens, Greenwood, and Newberry Counties
The mission of Preserving Lake Greenwood is the conservation, care and protection of Lake Greenwood; its lake bed, shoreline, and environs; the rivers, streams, creeks and all other bodies of water which feed it.
Meeting Minutes August 17, 2017
The meeting was held at the Greenwood County Public Works building. Thank you to Mike Monaghan and CPW for the use of this facility for our meetings.
Attendees: Debbie Bailey, Grant Blair, Claude Blakely, Lehr Brisbin, Bob Broome, Barbara Broome, Joyce Cossey, Jean Fishel, Bobbi Jo Gilbert, Carlene Hale, Clair Hamanaka, Rich Hermann, Dave Hildebrand, Tom Hochheimer, Annemarie Humm, Chris Starker, Craig Stuckey, and Walt Willard.
There will be no regular monthly PLG meeting in September in lieu of the State of the Lake Meeting on September 21 at 6:30pm at Cedarwood Community Church, in Waterloo.
Drag Boat Races
These were held at Skippers Landing on July 29th and the attendance was great. Problems with launching caused race times to be delayed and concerns were discussed about what improvements needed to be made for future races.
Greenwood High School Eagle Eye Anglers (EEA) reported by way of an email from John Cooper, presented by Grant Blair. The EEA participated in the Palmetto Boat Center Trail (PBC). They participated in 5 of the 6 tournaments against 38 upstate school teams. They finished 2nd overall behind Abbeville. One team finished 3rd for the season out of 320 teams and qualified for the High School National Championship on Lake Kentucky. They have plans to participate in all tournament in the PBC this year and hope to take first place. We wish them luck in their endeavors.
Ninety Six Wild Cat Anglers (NSWA) were represented by Bobbi Jo Gilbert, a parent representative. The NSWA do not participate in the PBC and only compete in tournaments within their club on various lakes throughout the state. They did sent 4 teams of 2 each to the South Carolina State Department of Natural Resources tournament and finished 3rd overall. They have 9 tournaments scheduled for the upcoming
school year. This club awards 4 scholarships each year. One to two members each of the High School team and one to two members each of the Middle School team.
Waterloo Water Wizards
Tom Hochheimer stated they do monthly testing of locations across the lake. The South Carolina Adopt a Stream is still not ready to start reporting results and he will let us know when they are. He did mention with all the tournaments on Lake Greenwood is a good sign of how healthy the lake must be.
Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
Dr. Lehr Brisbin, representing Camp Fellowship stated they have 40 people registered for their event which will include lunch and the following speaker and activities.
Upstate Forever (UF) – Chris Starker
UF is working with the City of Greenwood, Fuji, and CPW to install a few hydration stations in some of the City parks. They have not yet determined which parks. They are also working to schedule Rain Barrel workshops in late winter through schools located within the watershed.
State of the Lake
We will have a final planning meeting for this on Thursday, September 14 at 1:00pm at Cedarwood Church where the actual meeting will be held. Below are Debi’s notes.
Setup Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Speakers will begin at 7:00 pm. Walker Moore will begin with a welcome from PLG and who we are, as well as MC and introduce the speakers. Each speaker will be asked to present for approximately 15 minutes, leaving us time for a Q&A at the end of all presentations and the door prize(s).
Potential Vendors / Information Tables
The PLG Member listed in parenthesis has indicated they will contact the vendor to invite them. Vendors should plan on arriving between 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm to setup. Vendors should let us know if they will need electrical supply to run a presentation on a laptop at their table. Tables will be 6′ – 8′ rectangular tables. Vendors may also choose to bring a donated door prize if they would like. There is no fee for them to have the table.
Respectively Submitted by Jean Fishel, Secretary, August 21, 2017
Approved by Craig Stuckey, August 25,2017