Five Points Median Chosen For Beautification Project
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
Join us on Saturday, September 21 for the South Carolina’s annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep. Keep Florence Beautiful and the Florence Darlington Stormwater Consortium are once again cleaning at Jeffries Creek Park in Florence. Volunteers should meet at 9:00 AM at the parking lot on DeBerry Blvd. Closed-toe shoes and insect repellent are recommended. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. For more information or to sign up, contact Terasa Young. Help be a solution to pollution!
The Florence County Local Emergency Planning Committee would like to encourage you to dispose of your waste in a safe and environmentally friendly way by hosting two hazardous household waste collection events.
April 13 in the old Wal-Mart Parking Lot on Kelley Street in Lake City. April 20 in the old Winn-Dixie parking lot on Irby Street in Florence.
Both events will be open from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
Hazardous household waste include: oil based paints, gasoline, mercury containing items, outdated medicine, and pesticides. For more information, contact 843-665-7255. Thanks for putting toxic waste in its place!
Keep Florence Beautiful Supports Great American Cleanup
Saturday, March 23, 2013
8AM – 12:30 PM
The Great American Cleanup will be held Saturday, March 23, 2013. Volunteers will be cleaning their designated areas of the community then meeting at Timrod Park in Florence, where teams turn in their clean up reports and enjoy a free lunch provided by Keep Florence Beautiful and its sponsors’…read more