Two City Parks Get Floral Facelift During Double Dig Event

CHARLESTON, S.C.—The Charleston Parks Conservancy and Park Angel volunteers will be bringing a little more life to two city parks as part of the first Double Dig Parks Planting Day, May 9 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The Conservancy is hosting the event to complete plantings at Brittlebank Park and Chapel Street Triangle Park, two parks the organization has been actively working in to assist the City of Charleston with maintenance, and to raise awareness about the type of work the Conservancy is doing in the Charleston community.

Volunteers will give the plant bed at the entrance to Brittlebank Park a makeover with native plantings, such as American Beautyberry, Saw Palmetto, Beach Sunflower and Sweetgrass. These plants not only will thrive in the bed, but complement the park and its view of the Ashley River.

“We wanted to focus on natives for this area. It required a group of plants that can take the growing conditions and be beautiful from season to season,” says Jim Martin, executive director for the Conservancy. “We’re hoping that the community will come out and support their parks and help us get a movement started in other green spaces that may need a facelift just as badly.”

At Chapel Street Triangle Park, a small neighborhood park located at Chapel Street and Alexander Street, volunteers will add to the park’s shady areas by planting semi-shade perennials.

Volunteers can meet at either park site and should bring their own pruning shears, weeding tool, bucket and gloves. Big tools will be provided. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to learn about proper planting techniques and plant selection based on local growing conditions. Please RSVP to Paul Wentz at pwentz@charlestonparksconservancy.org. All interested volunteers are welcome.

About the Charleston Parks Conservancy
Founded by businesswoman Darla Moore and headed by prominent horticulturalist Jim Martin, the Charleston Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to further beautifying City of Charleston parks and green spaces. With the help of its Park Angels volunteer force, the CPC seeks to rally community support and pride behind the effort to create a lasting movement. For more information about or to support the Charleston Parks Conservancy, please visitwww.charlestonparksconservancy.org. For more information or to contact the Park Angels, please visit www.parkangels.org.

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