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Richland County taking applications for conservation projects

Local organizations can apply for funding that supports projects aimed at preserving Richland County’s natural resources and historic places. Richland County Conservation Commission is now accepting applications for its Historic Preservation and Community Conservation grants. [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|Categories: Natural Resources|0 Comments

Riverbanks partners with SCDNR for species conservation

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is working with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) to help safeguard the endangered gopher tortoise. Riverbanks' herpetologists are raising nearly 30 gopher tortoise hatchlings that are part of [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: Natural Resources|0 Comments

Scouts celebrate 100th anniversary of local Boy Scout council

In celebration of the Indian Waters Council’s 100th Anniversary, more than 600 Boy Scouts and adult volunteers from throughout South Carolina’s Midlands descended upon the rolling hills of Richland Creek Farms in Ward November 25. [...]

By | December 1st, 2016|Categories: Natural Resources|0 Comments

Forestry Commission lifts burning ban for Pee Dee, Coastal counties

  State Forester Gene Kodama lifted the burning ban for all Pee Dee and Coastal counties, effective 8 am, November 23. The ban remains in effect for all Piedmont counties which include: Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Chester, Edgefield, Fairfield, [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|Categories: Natural Resources|0 Comments