This coffee table book takes the reader on a journey through the Saluda-Reedy watershed, a trip that unfolds through the fine-art photography captured by photographers Tom Blagden, Clay Bolt, Jon Holloway, and Ben Geer Keys, and in essays by John Lane. Read More
Web of Water: Reflections of Life along the Saluda and Reedy Rivers is an extension of the dedicated work of Upstate Forever on the Saluda-Reedy watershed and the culmination of a partnership with four South Carolina photographers, an Upstate nature writer, and Hub City Press. A collection of essays by John Lane takes the reader on a journey through the Saluda-Reedy watershed, a trip that unfolds through the fine-art photography captured by photographers Tom Blagden, Clay Bolt, Jon Holloway, and Ben Geer Keys.
Situated in one of the fastest-growing regions of the Southeast, the Saluda-Reedy watershed reaches ten counties from the Blue Ridge Escarpment along the North Carolina-South Carolina border to Buzzard’s Roost dam on the Saluda River and Lake Greenwood. In fact, all of the land that drains to Lake Greenwood, including the Saluda and Reedy Rivers, Rabon Creek, and all of their tributaries—nearly 1,400 miles of streams and creeks—form the Saluda-Reedy watershed. Nearly 400,000 people live, work, and recreate here in an area encompassing more than 1,500 square miles—and for good reason! Full of natural beauty and rich in biological and historical significance, the Saluda and Reedy Rivers and the spectacular 11,400-acre Lake Greenwood are sources of drinking water, tourism, industry, and cultural significance for the Upstate and for much of the state.
Consisting of images collected entirely in the Saluda-Reedy watershed and printed here in South Carolina, this book illustrates the single element that connects our natural resources to our culture, heritage, and quality of life—water! One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of this book will directly benefit the continued work of Upstate Forever on the Saluda-Reedy watershed.