This exhibit tells the story of the Reedy River and Lake Conestee, Greenville’s own environmental crisis and the community’s response to it. Decades of industrial waste polluted the Reedy’s water and created hazardous conditions in Lake Conestee. Through the diligence of local citizens and the Environmental Protection Agency, the Reedy was cleaned up, Lake Conestee transformed from a chemical wasteland to a nature preserve, and Falls Park created to become the pride and icon of Greenville.
Sponsored by the Upcountry History Museum.
Funded project of the Humanities Council of South Carolina. The Humanities Council of South Carolina is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.