Volunteers Spruce Up City Park Flowerbeds During First Double Dig Event

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Parks Conservancy volunteers will be adding some color to two city parks as part of the first Double Dig Parks Planting Day this Saturday at Brittlebank and Chapel Street Fountain parks.

Volunteers will be planting native plants, such as American Beautyberry, Saw Palmetto, Beach Sunflower and Sweetgrass, in the flowerbeds at the entrance to Brittlebank Park. Additional volunteers will be planting semi-shade perennials at Chapel Street Fountain Park, a small neighborhood park at Chapel and Alexander streets.

Who: Charleston Parks Conservancy and Park Angel volunteers

What: Double Dig Parks Planting Day

Where: Brittlebank Park off Lockwood Drive and Chapel Street Fountain Park at the Chapel and Alexander streets

When: 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, May 9

Note to media: Volunteers will be working at Chapel Street Fountain Park until about 10:30 a.m. Volunteers will be at Brittlebank Park until noon.

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 Conservancy 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 visit www.charlestonparksconservancy.org. For more information or to contact the Park Angels, please visit www.parkangels.org.

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