Helping to Conserve One of South Carolina's Greatest Resources
Steve Bell is a founding member of Lake Murray Watch and has served as President since its formation almost 20 years ago. The organization's 450 members serve as watch dogs over the the lake's environmental resources. For his conservation efforts on Lake Murray, Steve received the SC Wildlife Federation's 2005 "Water Conservation Award" at the the Federation's annual meeting. In 2010, Steve was named Capital City/Lake Murray Country "Volunteer of the Year" for his "time and talents that significantly contributed to the success of the organization." He represented Lake Murray Watch in SCE&G's relicensing process and was a signatory to the settlement agreement. Steve also has been a contributing writer for the Lake Murray News for the past 20 years.
"In consideration of current water quality trends, DHEC believes that minimization of future urban development along the Lake Murray shoreline is necessary to maintain long term water quality"..................Rheta Geddings, Bureau of Water "It is abundantly clear that certain areas slated for future development, need to be protected for their natural, recreational, and scenic values." ...Ed Duncan, Environmental Programs Director, SCDNR "Rapid development has caused a gener