Wine for Water Wine Tasting and Fundraiser
April 19th, 6:00 to 8:30
The Hall at Senate's End
the Gills Creek Watershed Association and Sustainable Midlands for a
wine tasting and silent auction fundraiser that raises awareness for our
will have the opportunity to taste over 20 wines from around the world,
sample dishes from six signature local restaurants, and bid on exciting
items at our silent auction.
Funds raised from Wine for Water support the Gills Creek, Smith Branch, and Rocky Branch Watersheds.
Purchase your tickets online here. GCWA members get discounted event tickets.
We are still seeking volunteers, event sponsors, and item donations for
the silent auction. If you are interested in volunteering for the event
or becoming a sponsor, please contact Erich Miarka
Gills Creek Greenway Comments
Public Comment Deadline March 9
The public comment period for Gills Creek Greenway Section A will be open until March 9. Comments can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or you can download the comment form from richlandpenny.com
and mail it in. County Council needs to know how important this project is to our community and how much we want this greenway.
Opponents Are Active and Vocal!
Opponents to the greenway are fired up and armed with rumors and
alarmist ‘facts’. Although there are some legitimate neighborhood
concerns that need to be addressed, many of the opponents are not even
located near or adjacent to the proposed greenway. Please show your
support, send in your comments to the Penny Team, and have a calm
discussion with folks who have questions and concerns! For more
information, visit www.gillscreekwatershed.org
Citizens' Climate Lobby
is a new, local Columbia chapter of the national organization,
Citizens' Climate Lobby. CCL is a bipartisan group with a plan to put a
price on fossil fuels to reflect their true cost to human health and the
planet. You can sign up on their website at www.citizensclimatelobby.org. Their next meeting is April 1 at Seven Oaks Park from 2 to 4pm.
Help us for this year's Great American
Cleanup on Saturday, March 11 from 9am to noon. We'll be cleaning up
along Decker Blvd as part of our Palmetto Pride litter reduction
project. Meet at the parking lot off Decker Blvd at the end of O'Neil
Ct, across the street from Chick Fil A. Come for an hour, or come for
the whole time! Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. We'll supply the
bags, pickers, and gloves. Contact Alicia
if you have any questions.