Celebrating Our Accomplishments
We’ve had an exciting year at the Conservancy with many milestones and celebrations. We are grateful for the support of our members, donors and volunteers who made all these accomplishments possible.
Top 11 of 2010
- A new Park Signage Plan for our parks is approved with new signs placed in parks and green spaces around the City
- The first major event fundraiser, Party for the Parks, is a roaring success.
- The first ever Park Week spotlights our parks with weeklong activities.
- Educate You’s first year of classes offers stellar opportunity to learn about gardening at home and in our parks.
- Park Angels grow to 400 members strong.
- Cannon Park sees a new entrance to the park complete with color and new sign.
- Community support at Hazel Parker Playground explodes with a new garden.
- Showing the park pride becomes visible with a new line of Conservancy/Park Angel items sold on the new online store.
- A new podcast called Down and Dirty with Gardener Jim Martin launches in the fall adding a new depth to online garden resources for Lowcountry gardeners.
- The Conservancy’s efforts ensure the tradition of the Colonial Lake Christmas tree continues for years to come.
- 16 park and Greenspace projects top list of activity in 2010
Thank you for your support! Your year-end donation ensures our momentum continues in the parks in 2011! (It’s a tax write-off for you as well)
A new Park Signage Plan for our parks is approved with new signs placed in parks and greenspaces around the City
Being able to find your parks should begin with a pretty sign. Creating a new park signage system was one of the original goals for the Conservancy. Championing the City of Charleston’s first Parks and Green Space Signage System Guideline Document led to a City approved design with the new signs going up all over town. Cannon Park was one of the first to see thenew signs placed in early 2010.
The first major event fundraiser, Party for the Parks, is a roaring success.
Supporting the Conservancy’s community work was a walk down the street, literally for the first annual Party for the Parks fundraiser held this past March at Colonial Lake. The street party with it’s street vendors, multi-talented performers and unique setting spread the word about the Conservancy’s efforts and gave all who attended a chance to have fun and support the cause.
The first ever Park Week spotlights our parks with weeklong activities.
Whether it’s jogging in the park, taking your dog for a walk or just soaking up the sunshine lying on a blanket, Park Week was a way to showcase parks in unique ways that they are used by all. The Conservancy hosted the first Park Week in early March with a series of events encouraging locals to get out and experience Charleston’s parks and green spaces.
Educate You’s first year of classes offered stellar opportunity to learn about gardening at home and in our parks.
The Conservancy’s Educate You program launched a series of classes targeting beginning gardeners and those who want to improve their horticulture how-to in 2010. Classes such as Vegetable Gardening for Beginners in the South, Creating and Living in a Healthy Garden and Container Gardening for Beginners were but a few of those offered. Help for the home gardener is coming your way in 2011 as we unveil the new class in early January.
Park Angels grow to 400+ members strong.
We couldn’t do it without the Park Angels. Whether spreading the word at this year’s Green Fair event at Marion Square or digging a hole for a new plant at Hazel Parker Playground, the Park Angels are an integral part to the Conservancy’s work in our community. Each new member becomes a key supporter in the success. As the year went on, so did the numbers of Park Angels!
Cannon Park sees a new entrance to the park complete with color and new sign.
Cannon Park is blooming with color thanks to a new entrance planting into the park designed and planted with the Conservancy staff and Park Angel assistance. The planting focuses on hardy drought tolerant shrubs and perennials that flower at least 9 months out of the year. Check out the plant list. All would do well in your sunny Lowcountry garden.
Community support at Hazel Parker Playground explodes with a new garden.
Round 2 of planting in the new garden at Hazel Parker Playground drew huge community support this fall, a continuation from the original planting in spring 2010. Flowers and foliage meet kids of all ages who use the enhanced facilities of this popular City park.
Showing the park pride becomes visible with a new line of Conservancy/Park Angel items sold on the new online store.
Showing the pride for the parks became that much more visible with the opening of the Conservancy’s new online store in 2010. Park Angel/Conservancy items include everything from hoodies and fleece jackets to water bottles and picnic blankets. Check out the new store and show your support for the Conservancy and the Park Angels!
A new podcast called Down and Dirty with Gardener Jim Martin launched in the fall adding a new depth to online garden resources for Lowcountry gardeners.
He’s a funny guy and one who shares his love of gardening in every way he can. Tune in to his newest online gardening shenanigans that just might make your garden beautiful!
The Conservancy’s efforts ensure the tradition of the Colonial Lake Christmas tree continues for years to come.
This year, the Colonial Lake Christmas tree needed a little help to shine bright. The Conservancy rose to the occasion with the generous support of the local business and individuals to help cover the cost.
16 park and greenspace projects top list of activity in 2010.
The list got larger in 2010 with projects spread out all over the greater Charleston community. Check out what we are doing and make plans to give us your support in 2011.
NEED A TAX DEDUCTION?
IT’S NOT TOO LATE!
Help us keep the momentum going in 2011. Make a year end gift to the Charleston Parks Conservancy. Donations charged to a credit card before the end of 2010 are deductible for 2010 taxes, even if the credit card bill isn’t paid until 2011. Checks count as long as envelopes are postmarked in 2010.
Questions? Call Amy Jenkins, Development Director, at (843)724-5003 or email at email@example.com.