Category Archives: Conservation

SRNS Wins International Award for Video Promoting a Strong Safety Culture

[caption id="attachment_9878" align="alignnone" width="1090"] Savannah River Nuclear Solution’s Media Services Department was recently presented the Excellence and Distinction Award by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts for their video entry, One Site One Safety.[/caption] AIKEN, S.C. – June 8, 2017– The annual Communicator Awards have officially been announced by the Academy of Interactive and…
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Historic Columbia Announces June 2017 Events

COLUMBIA, S.C., Wednesday, May 24, 2017 – Historic Columbia has an exciting calendar of events taking place in June. Throughout the month, join Historic Columbia in celebrating the beginning of Summer by attending a variety of events ranging from a historically fun Summer Camp, to a Second Sunday Roll bus tour of Lower Richland, to…
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Free Rain Barrels Still Available for City Residents

There's still time to get your free rain barrel from the City of Columbia. If you haven't qualified for your free barrel yet, there are still workshops scheduled. Please register today to see if you qualify. UPCOMING WORKSHOP DATES: June 10 July 8 (at Greenview Park) August 12 (at Woodlands Park) Have questions? Please contact…
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National Environmental Leadership Program Recognizes the City of Columbia as State Electronics Challenge 2017 Silver Award Winner

The City of Columbia recently received a Silver award for achievements in the State Electronics Challenge, a comprehensive nationwide environmental sustainability initiative that currently reaches more than 223,000 employees in 39 states. The City's Information Technology Department, led by Terrence Murchison, was recognized for its accomplishments in green procurement and the responsible reuse and recycling…
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SRNS Receives National Safety Council’s 2017 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award

[caption id="attachment_9495" align="alignleft" width="300"] Cutline: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions engineer Jeff Thibault (standing) and SRNS operator Harrel McCray work together to ensure environmental cleanup equipment at SRS is operating at maximum efficiency.[/caption] AIKEN, S.C. – May 18, 2017 – Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) was recently recognized with the presentation of the National Safety Council’s…
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Palmetto Trail and Jocassee Gorges Waterway To Benefit from $100,000 Duke Energy Grant

[caption id="attachment_9424" align="alignnone" width="3000"] Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe (right), Duke Energy state president, South Carolina, presents a $100,000 Water Resources Fund grant to Natalie Britt, Palmetto Conservation executive director, and Jim Majors, Palmetto Conservation upstate trails coordinator. The grant will help fund a new passage of the cross-state Palmetto Trail.[/caption] COLUMBIA, SC – Palmetto Conservation Foundation received…
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Fluor Supports Palmetto Conservation Corps Safety Training

COLUMBIA, SC—Fluor, a strong advocate for workplace safety, donated funds to support required safety training and certification for this year’s Palmetto Conservation Corps. A program of Palmetto Conservation Foundation, the Corps is South Carolina’s only trail-based state AmeriCorps program for young adults. Corps crews help build and maintain the Palmetto Trail, they work on other…
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Lexington County Recognizes Earth Day With Green Is Clean Month

Events Include: Saturday, April 8th COMMUNITY RECYCLING @ United Methodist Church   9am-1pm 415 Lexington Avenue, Chapin Electronic Waste Collection (TVs, computers, monitors, printers, cell phones) Scrap Metal Collection (all metal appliances and other metal items accepted) Saturday, April 22nd  BACKYARD GARDEN DAY @  Red Bank Crossing   9am-12pm 1070 S. Lake Drive, Lexington Lex-Co Compost Sale…
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