PAC participates in Paddle Fest

Published 5:06 pm Wednesday, August 1, 2012

PAC volunteers (left to right) Carole Bartol, Chris Bartol, Nadine Naujoks and Nancy McKinstry at Spartanburg Water’s First Annual Paddle Fest. Not pictured: Bob Tobey and Ben (the dog), Bob McKinstry, Lori Geddings and Jay Geddings. (photo by Lori Geddings)

On July 28, Spartanburg Water hosted the First Annual Paddle Fest at Lake Blalock Park. The event was held to connect the community to Spartanburg Water reservoirs and increase the stewardship of water resources. During the event, Spartanburg Water hosted two educational paddle tours, four kayak/canoe races and two beginner paddle classes.
Spartanburg Water invited local organizations and businesses to set up booths at the event to show how they are contributing to the world of paddling and the environment. The Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) was invited to attend, primarily because of its conservation efforts along the North Pacolet River, the headwaters to the water supply for Spartanburg, S.C. PAC volunteers provided participants with information about the importance of riparian buffers, reducing runoff pollution, stream bank erosion, and protecting waterways and watersheds through conservation.
For more information about protecting water resources in Polk County, stop by the PAC office at 850 N. Trade St., call 828-859-5060, or e-mail
– article submitted
by Pam Torlina

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