The South Carolina Council of Governments, the South Carolina Forestry Commission and Trees SC invite you to attend a free presentation about our state's Green Infrastructure Planning Guide and Model initiative!
WHAT IS GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE?
Green infrastructure includes the interconnected natural systems in a landscape, such as intact forests, wetlands, dune systems, parks and rivers, or agricultural soils that provide clean water, air quality, wildlife habitat and food. They also provide a sustainable local economy. However, if we don't know where these systems are located or how best to protect them, we can lose them over time. We can reap many benefits from our natural systems if we identify, rank and map them as part of our communities "infrastructure." The Green Infrastructure Center is developing a modeling tool and a South Carolina Practitioner's Guide to help South Carolina localities do just that!
WHY SHOULD YOU PARTICIPATE?
Come learn about this new tool and how you can use it to plan for both conservation and better quality of life for South Carolinians. Karen Firehock of the Green Infrastructure Center will present an overview of the green infrastructure guide and computer modeling project, definitions and case studies, and explain how green infrastructure strategies can help localities and regions better conserve their environmental and cultural resources to address a host of issues. This 90 minute presentation and 30 minute discussion will give you all the details of this new project and opportunities for input!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Planners, conservationists, developers, community members, elected and appointed officials and anyone concerned about better ways to develop that conserve our resources! RSVP today to your local COG to save your space. For more information, you can contact your local COG. See details and dates below.
COG Presentation Dates
Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester Council of Governments
Contact: Kathryn Basha; firstname.lastname@example.org; 843-529-0400 ext. 210
Date & Time: Monday, August 18, 2014 at 2 p.m.
1362 McMillan Avenue, Suite 100
North Charleston, SC 29405
Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments
Contact: Levonne Powell; email@example.com; 843-669-3138
Date & Time: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 10 a.m.
(Florence-Darlington County Line)
2314 Pisgah Road
Florence & Darlington, SC
Central Midlands Council of Governments
Contact: Gregory Sprouse, firstname.lastname@example.org; 803-744-5158
Date & Time: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 3 p.m.
236 Stoneridge Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments
Contact: Daniel Newquist; email@example.com; 843-436-6131
Date & Time: Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 10 a.m.
1230 Highmarket Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
Santee Lynches Council of Governments
Contact: Chris Clauson, firstname.lastname@example.org; 803-775-7381
Date & Time: Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 3 p.m.
36 West Liberty Street
Sumter, SC 29150
Appalachian Council of Governments
Contact: Chip Bentley, email@example.com; 864-242-9733
Date & Time: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 3 p.m.
30 Century Circle
Greenville, SC 29607
Upper Savannah Council of Governments
Contact: Rick Green, firstname.lastname@example.org; 864-941-8072
Date & Time: Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 10 a.m.
222 Phoenix Street
Greenwood, SC 29646
Lower Savannah Council of Governments
Contact: Amanda Sievers, email@example.com; 803-649-7981
Date & Time: Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 3 p.m.
2748 Wagener Road
Aiken, SC 29801
Catawba Regional Council of Governments
Contact: Robby Moody; firstname.lastname@example.org; 803-327-9041
Date & Time: Friday, September 5, 2014 at 10 a.m.
215 Hampton Street
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Lowcountry Council of Governments
Contact: Ginnie Kozak; email@example.com; 843-726-5536
Date & Time: Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10 a.m.
634 Campground Road
Yemassee, SC 29945
Funds for this project were provided by the Urban and Community Forestry Grant Assistance program administered through the SC Forestry Commission and funded by the USDA Forest Service.
The South Carolina Forestry Commission and the USDA Forest Service prohibit
discrimination in all programs and activities on the basis of race, color,
national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual
orientation, or marital or family status. To file a complaint of discrimination
with the SC Forestry Commission, contact the Human Resources Director, SC
Forestry Commission, P.O. Box 21707, Columbia, SC 29221, or call (803)896-8879.
Both the USDA and the Forestry Commission are equal opportunity providers and employers.
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