Columbia Green’s Annual Meeting will be held at the Columbia Museum of Art on Tuesday, November 13th 2012. The 2012 Tree and Neighborhood grants will be announced as well as the recipients of the City of Columbia Tree and Appearance Commission awards.
The featured speaker will be Dr. Patricia DeCoursey, USC professor and naturalist and great good friend to Columbia Green. Dr. DeCoursey has carved Belser Arboretum from seven abandoned hilly acres in the middle of the city and has received the state’s 2011 Environmental Awareness Award. Her presentation will be a glimpse into the personal and biographical journey that brought her to her remarkable dedication to the beauty of Columbia. The reciprocity between Columbia Green and Belser Arboretum has greatly enriched both organizations and all residents of the area.
A wine and hors d’oeuvre reception at 6pm will be followed by the 7pm meeting. The evening is free to Columbia Green members and $10 for non-members.
2013 Festival of Gardens
Columbia Green continues its much-anticipated May tradition of showcasing beautiful private residential gardens in the Greater Columbia area. Nine Gardens in The King’s Grant neighborhood will be featured on Thursday, May 16th and Saturday, May 18th with tours running from 10:00 am until 3:30 pm. There will also be a Garden Party each day from 3:30 until 5pm at the King’s Grant clubhouse located near the main entrance to the neighborhood. Also at the clubhouse will be work of gifted local craft artists and you will be able to make a purchase to decorate your own green space.
10,000 Trees Program
The City of Columbia and Columbia Green, through the 10,000 Trees Program, aim to bring beauty and life to our communities by increasing shade, improving air and water quality, providing homes for wildlife and reducing our overall carbon footprint.
Doolittle Raiders of World War II
Columbia Green has installed a second monument to the intrepid Doolittle Raiders of World War II. To finish the story begun by our planting of eighty Palmetto trees along Gervais Street on the occasion of the Raiders’ 50th anniversary in 1992, we commemorated the 70th anniversary in 2012 by erecting a permanent marker with the names of all the men involved. The previous memorial, still in place, tells the story of the mission….we wanted to add the personal touch of naming each hero.
We thank our generous donors who helped to underwrite the cost of this beautiful addition to the Vista area.
The Mashburn Family
Richard and Belinda Gergel
The Granby Chapter of the NSDAR
The USC Chapter of the NSDAR
The SC Military History Club
Osmund and Barbara Dixon
The US Naval Academy Alumni Association
Darryl & Karen Williams
Click on the Columbia Green Projects link to download the latest listing.
Click on the Columbia Green Median Plants link to see the latest listing of plants that have been planted in the medians in Columbia.