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Clean Water Act Lawsuit Launched Against Pickens County Event Venue
GREENVILLE, SC — Upstate Forever, Naturaland Trust and South Carolina Trout Unlimited have taken legal action against the owners and operators of a Pickens County event venue over violations of the Clean Water Act and related property and environmental damage.
Arabella Farm—a Pickens County wedding venue located along Highway 11—is right in the middle of one of the Upstate's most special natural areas. The area's specialness is not conceptual or abstract. Rather, this area is special because it is utilized extensively by fishermen, hikers, birders and lovers of the outdoors.
USDA Forest Service- authorize the paving of one mile of Forest Road 708 (Burrell's Ford Road) from the end of the existing paved section (the existing paved section is 0.3 miles long, starting at the junction with State Highway 107; see included map). The remaining portion of the road (1.4 miles) will remain as a gravel surface. As part of this decision I also authorize the replacement of the culvert where FR 708 crosses King Creek with an aquatic organism passage (AOP) culvert.