A workshop for landscape professionals, homeowner associations, and property management groups interested in the many benefits of vegetated shorelines for stabilization, water quality protection, wildlife habitat, and quality of life.
Time: 9:00 AM - 12 Noon
Location: Floyd Conference Center at Carolinas Hospital
Registration: Click the heading to download a flyer and registration form. Advance registration is required by Friday, May 29.
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Call For Artists:
The Florence Darlington Stormwater Consortium is proud to present the 2015 Rain Barrel Art Review. The contest is open to schools and community groups in Florence County and Darlington County. Finished barrels will be displayed at the Duck Cup/Earth Day at Kalmia Gardens on April 18, where visitors will vote for their favorite. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in two divisions (school or community group). Barrels will be returned to participants for installation at a public location such as a school, library, church, or community center.
- Complete the Rain Barrel Art Review Application. Forms must be received by Friday, March 13.
- Applicants will be notified of acceptance on Monday, March 16. Barrels must be picked up from the Florence or Darlington County Extension Offices March 17-20.
- Finished barrels must be dropped off at Kalmia Gardens on Saturday, April 18, from 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM.
Decorating Your Barrel:
Each selected school or community group will receive:
- 1 pre-assembled white or blue plastic rain barrel
- 2 cans of white primer for basecoat
- 2 cans of clear sealant as topcoat
Participants are responsible for providing all other paint and supplies. Once the barrel has been primed, any paint can be used. All materials must be suitable for long-term outdoor use.
What Happens To The Finished Barrels?
All barrels must be dropped off at Kalmia Gardens on Saturday, April 18, from 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM.
Barrels will be judged at the Earth Day/Duck Cup event from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Judging will be according to popular vote for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in two divisions (school or community group). Winners will be notified the week of April 27.
Please note that all participants must agree to install the barrel at a public location such as a school, library, church, or community center. Barrels will be returned to participants the week of April 27.
Clemson Carolina Clear Rainwater Harvesting Manual: Information on rain barrels and rainwater harvesting, along with instructions for making your own rain barrel. http://media.clemson.edu/public/restoration/carolina%20clear/toolbox/cc_rainbarrel_manual_may11.pdf
Stormwater and Watershed Interactive Classroom Lessons: Free interactive whiteboard lessons developed by Clemson Carolina Clear for use in your classroom.
Florence Darlington Stormwater Consortium Website: The Pee Dee’s Stormwater Education, Outreach and Public Involvement Program from Clemson Carolina Clear. http://www.clemson.edu/carolinaclear/fdsc
Carolina Clear Website: Information on preventing stormwater pollution throughout South Carolina.
City of Lincoln Artistic Rain Barrel Program: Information about the artistic rain barrel program hosted by the Lincoln Children’s Zoo and the City of Lincoln’s Watershed Management Division.
City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program: Information about a rain barrel art program to be utilized on the Philadelphia Water Department’s rain barrels.
2015 Entries and Winners
|1st Place (School)
for the Arts
Teacher: Stacey Johnson
|2nd Place (School)
Teacher: Deborah Chapman
|3rd Place (School)
Sneed Middle School
Teacher: Lisa Perry
Williamson Park Committee
Barnes Street Activity Center
Maple Park Community Center
Lester Elementary School
Teacher: Susie Brown
Mayo High School
Teacher: Ruth Taylor
Mayo High School
Teacher: Lyn O'Donnell
John W. Moore
Teacher: Jennifer Taylor
Wallace Gregg Elementary
Teacher: Alonzo Scipio
2013 Entries and Winners
|1st Place - Winter Moore||2nd Place - Northwest Park Community Center||3rd Place - Barnes Street Teen Program||Jordan Blackman|
|Jana Goss||Holly Beaumier||Levy Park Youth Center||Maple Park Afterschool Participants|
Canines for Clean Water
Canines for Clean Water was created to encourage citizens to be responsible pet owners and to protect our waterways by properly disposing of pet waste. When left on the ground, bacteria, viruses, and parasites found in pet waste can be transported directly to creeks, streams, and rivers through stormwater runoff. As you can imagine, that can have negative impacts on water quality and human health. Picking up after your pet is not just a courtesy, it's the healthy and environmentally sound thing to do.
Storm Drain Marking
The FDSC is looking for volunteers to mark storm drains in the City of Florence, City of Darlington, Florence County, and Darlington County. Storm drains lead directly to waterways so it is important to warn people not to put anything down a storm drain. Your group can help by marking storm drains in your neighborhood. We will provide your group with the markers, adhesive, safety vests, and educational door hangers. For more information about the storm drain marking program, contact Terasa Lott.
The FDSC offers educational programs for children and adults including schools, civic groups, youth groups, HOAs, garden clubs, and water quality interest groups. Programs are offered free of charge. For more information, contact Terasa Lott.