Rocky River Conservancy Projects
BOARDWALK ACROSS WETLAND B
This Boardwalk project was started in the Spring 2019 with funding from the Felburn Foundation. Benchmark Trails build the boardwalk. It is now available to be enjoyed.
BENCHES ALONG MAIN TRAIL
The benches were an Eagle Scout Project funded and completed by Warren Hohn and completed Fall 2018.
NORTH GATE PARKING AREA
The beautiful plantings around the Kiosk at the North Gate Parking Area is funded and maintained by the Anderson Master Gardeners. Anderson Master Gardeners have been proud supporters of this project and the RRNP since 2018.
VIEWING PLATFORM ALONG ROCKY RIVER TRAIL
The viewing platform was an Eagle Scout Project designed and funded by Jackson Aman and completed Fall 2018.
STEPS TO WETLAND A
The steps to Wetland A along the main trail were designed and completed by the Anderson University Ecology Club. It was funded by the AU Student Government Assn. and completed Winter 2019.
The A-Day (Anderson University) fund-raising activity through College of Arts and Sciences raised funds for a covered outdoor meeting/learning site. The outdoor classroom is now complete. It is a cool place for not only students but our Park visitors.
VIEWING PLATFORM ALONG COX CREEK TRAIL
The Viewing platform along Cox Creek Trail was funded by SC Master Naturalists. The completed platform (2020) provides an oasis for viewing birds and wildlife in this serene location.
US EPA URBAN WATERS GRANT
In March 2013, Upstate Forever secured a grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA’s) Urban Waters Grant Program. The Grant, in the amount of $60,000 was to be used to assist the Rocky River Conservancy (RRC) in the early phases of creating a Nature Park at the Rocky River watershed in Anderson, South Carolina. The Grant supported the following specific projects:
Hydrological Assessment and Wetlands Restoration Plans
Nature Park Master Plan and Education Plan
SC CONSERVATION BANK CONSERVATION EASEMENT
In 2013, Upstate Forever, working with the RRC, secured a grant from the South Carolina Conservation Bank in the amount of $149K. The funds were designated to be used for land acquisition using conservation easements. Visit the project details at the SC Conservation Bank. Rocky River Nature Park | SC Conservation Bank
DUKE ENERGY GRANT (2018)
With funding from a Duke Energy Grant (provided in 2018), a pumping station was built to provide supplemental hydration to Wetland B. Unfortunately, the solar panels that provided renewable power to the pump has been stolen. The RRC is grateful to Duke Energy for their generous support of the RRNP.