Arbor Day

Chapin dedicates sequoias on Arbor Day

Members of the Chapin Arbor Day Foundation gathered for its first Arbor Day celebration Friday morning at the new Chapin Business and Technology Park. Chapin Arbor Day Foundation President Gerald Meetze presents a certificate and check for $50 to Alexis DeJesus for her winning logo design. (Photo provided) The ceremony included the unveiling of the new organization’s logo, designed by…

Richland County conservationist named Educator of the Year

Chanda Cooper, Richland County Conservation Commission’s education program coordinator, has put together some unique activities to get children and adults interested in environmentalism. Whether its making tree costumes with a classroom of children or having a group of teachers write raps and songs about water droplets, Cooper knows how to make conservation education interactive and fun. Richland County Conservation Commission…

Chapin, Lexington residents look skyward with Arbor Day plantings

Two Lexington County towns have planted nearly 30 trees this year culminating with Arbor Day celebrations. Residents in Chapin created a what they think will be a future tourism draw with the strategic planting of 31 sequoia trees. The sky-high movement began in 2014 with Chapin High students, Chapin Garden Club members, nursery owner James Bryan and tree enthusiast Lill Mood. James…