The median in front of the Sav-Way convenient store and gas station will soon get a much needed makeover. Spearheaded by Keep Florence Beautiful, the beautification project is underway. The median is owned by Rainwater Gas & Oil, leased by Chase Oil and Adams Outdoor Advertising has the easement rights to the property. This is the first time Keep Florence Beautiful has had the pleasure of working with 3 companies at once, but they have all been very supportive of the project.
Funded by a Keep South Carolina Beautiful Affiliate Grant awarded by Palmetto Pride, cleanup efforts to remove overgrown vegetation are already underway with completion expected by the end of October. The original plans for the project called for a complete overhaul of the median including concrete work. “Unfortunately, we only received partial funding from PalmettoPride which meant we had to eliminate the concrete work. The new plants and mulch will still be a vast improvement and perhaps one day we will be able to re-visit the possibility of improving the concrete around the area.” said KFB Board Chair Michelle Bailey.
The group chose the site because it is such a high traffic area. “5 Points is a high traffic area which provides access to I-20 and I-95. We are really excited to have a project which will be viewed by so many people on a daily basis.”
Volunteers: Volunteers are needed to help install plants and spread mulch. For more information on how to get involved, visit www.keepflorencebeautiful.org.
Media Contact: Michelle Bailey, Chair Keep Florence Beautiful 843.206.3205