Candidates for Watershed District Directors Being Sought

Georges Creek Watershed

Voters in the Georges Creek Watershed District in Pickens County will elect Watershed District Directors in the November 8, 2022 General Election.

Responsibilities of the Watershed District Directors include overseeing maintenance and repairs to the dams and drainage canals, addressing soil and water issues in the watershed, and preventing structures from being located in the flood pool.

 Directors are elected to four-year terms, must be registered voters, and live within the watershed district boundaries.  To be placed on the ballot for election, a Statement of Intention of Candidacy must be filed with the County Voter Registration and Elections office by Noon, August 15.  2022.  If the watershed district lies in multiple counties, the Statement of Candidacy form must be filed with the State Election Commission 1122 Lady Street, Suite 500 or P.O. Box 5987, Columbia, SC 29250-5987.

 The purpose of watershed districts is to promote concentrated efforts within the watershed to establish conservation practices including stabilization of critically eroding areas, drainage measures, and flood control.  Flood control measures include flood retarding reservoirs, diversions, and drainage and stream-flow improvement.  Many flood control structures are also used for municipal and industrial water supply, fire protection and recreation.

Stabilization of critically eroding areas includes both mechanical and vegetative conservation practices on gullied areas, roadsides and other sediment producing areas.  For more information, contact Pickens Soil and Water Conservation District office at 864-878-6155.

Candidates for Watershed District Directors Being Sought

Oolenoy River Watershed

Voters in the Oolenoy River Watershed District in Pickens County will elect Watershed District Directors in the November 8, 2022 General Election.

 Responsibilities of the Watershed District Directors include overseeing maintenance and repairs to the dams and drainage canals, addressing soil and water issues in the watershed, and preventing structures from being located in the flood pool.

 Directors are elected to four-year terms, must be registered voters, and live within the watershed district boundaries.  To be placed on the ballot for election, a Statement of Intention of Candidacy must be filed with the County Voter Registration and Elections office by Noon, August 15.  2022.  If the watershed district lies in multiple counties, the Statement of Candidacy form must be filed with the State Election Commission 1122 Lady Street, Suite 500 or P.O. Box 5987, Columbia, SC 29250-5987.

 The purpose of watershed districts is to promote concentrated efforts within the watershed to establish conservation practices including stabilization of critically eroding areas, drainage measures, and flood control.  Flood control measures include flood retarding reservoirs, diversions, and drainage and stream-flow improvement.  Many flood control structures are also used for municipal and industrial water supply, fire protection and recreation.

Stabilization of critically eroding areas includes both mechanical and vegetative conservation practices on gullied areas, roadsides and other sediment producing areas.  For more information, contact Pickens Soil and Water Conservation District office at 864-878-6155.

Pickens County, SC is divided into four watershed districts, Georges Creek , Oolenoy, Brushy Creek, and Three & Twenty.  There are five unpaid volunteer seats on each watershed that are elected in the General Election and serve for four years.

Brushy Creek and Three & Twenty are located in Anderson and Pickens County  ***If the watershed district lies in multiple counties, the Statement of Candidacy form must be filed with the State Election Commission 1122 Lady Street, Suite 500 or P.O. Box 5987, Columbia, SC 29250-5987.

Georges Creek Watershed

Steve Pace-Chairman
John Cutchin-Treasurer
Stewart Bauknight
Eddie Crittendon
Clay Coggins

 Oolenoy RIVER Watershed

Andy Anderson -Chairman
Greg Thomas -Secretary
Jeff White -Treasurer
Rick Meadows

Brushy Creek Watershed

Ben Wiggington-Chairman
Cindy Prendegrass-Treasurer
Eric McConnell
Scott Smart
Todd Tripp

Three & Twenty Watershed

Phil Tripp-Chairman
Mark Bishop-Treasurer
Dennis Claramunt
Randy Griffis
Willie McAbee, III

Oolenoy River Watershed Conservation District Board of Directors
Bi-Monthly Meetings
All meetings will be held at the Pumpkintown Fire Department
4205 Pumpkintown Hwy Pickens, SC 29671
Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise.
Thursday, January 20, 2022
*Thursday, March 17, 2022
*{Operating Budget Review – Public Hearing; 5-Yr Mandate}
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Thursday, September 20, 2022
Thursday, November 17, 2021
Special meetings and agendas will be posted on the outside bulletin board at the fire station. Public input will be allowed at regular scheduled meetings and other meetings as the agenda allows.

Just a reminder, the meetings are open to the public and attendees are welcomed and
encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please contact the ORWCD Board at
oolenoywatershed@gmail.com