Gills Creek Elegies Art Exhibit
Thursday, September 7th
6-8pm at City Hall
Creek Elegies, an exhibition of photographs by Gunars
Strazdins, is currently on display through September 30, 2017, at the
Gallery at City Hall. Taken over 25 years ago, the images continue to
resonate as a visual eulogy for Gills Creek in the aftermath of the
October 2015 flood.
Strazdins has donated the entire collection of 20 framed artists’ proofs
to the Gills Creek Watershed Association to further its mission to
protect and restore this landscape. The photographs are available for
purchase via an online auction through September 30. For more
information please visit: gillscreekwatershed.org/gills_creek_elegies.html
The Gallery at City Hall, at the Corner of Main and Laurel Streets, is
open Monday – Friday, 8:30-5:00, and First Thursdays from 6:00 –
8:00. A reception open to the public will be held Thursday,
September 7. Strazdins, a retired professor in USC School of
Visual Art and Design, will speak at 7:00 pm. The exhibition space
is a project of One Columbia for Arts & History.
For additional information contact Erich Miarka at email@example.com
Conservation Education Mini-Grant
Applications are due by September 29th to be considered for fall
funding. Grants are available to schools in Richland County with awards
ranging from $500 to $1000. Projects must focus on environmental and
conservation related issues such as litter cleanups, wildlife habitat,
nature trails, etc. Click the link above for more information.
has several grant openings including the Community Pride Grant for
litter reduction, the Litter Trashes Everyone Education grant for
students, and the Tree Grant which provides trees for planting projects.
Click the link above for more information on these great opportunities.
River Sweep Day 2017
Start planning now for the 2017
Beach Sweep/River Sweep Day on September 16, 2017. Beach Sweep / River
Sweep - organized by S.C. Sea Grant Consortium in partnership with S.C.
Department of Natural Resources - is the largest one-day litter cleanup
of South Carolina's beaches and waterways. Every third Saturday in
September thousands of South Carolinians volunteer to clear trash from
our beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps.
Sweep/River Sweep is an annual event for South Carolina since 1988 and
is held in conjunction with The Ocean Conservancy's International
Coastal Cleanup, which involves several hundred- thousand volunteers in
over 75 nations.
To register as a site captain contact Bill Marshall at 803-734-9096 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New and Returning Members
Thank you to our newest Gills Creek Watershed Association Members!
- Tom Kohlsaat
- Mark Binkley
- James Young
- Frederick Perry
- Councilman Jim Manning
- Ellen Skidmore
Thank you for helping us achieve our mission of restoring and protecting Gills Creek Watershed.