Hurricane Irma – How You Can Help the Upstate

Hurricane Irma brought in a good amount of water and wind to the Upstate this weekend. This means a lot of litter in our rivers and many disturbed or down trees.

There are many ways to help, and here are a few options directly affecting local rivers and trees coming up next week. Check them out!

Duke Energy Fall Riversweep – Saturday, September 16th

Friends of the Reedy River
8:30AM – 12:00PM
Location: Reedy River
Check in points:
St. Matthew Methodist Church
701 Cleveland Street, Greenville, SC 29601
Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery
205 Cedar Lane Road, Greenville, SC 29611

It would not be possible to keep the river beautiful without your help. Volunteers will be removing trash and debris from the river and riverbank. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to contribute to an ongoing restoration project on Richland Creek, a tributary of the Reedy River located next to the Greenville Zoo.
Click here to learn more and register!

Community Tree Keepers Course – Begins Tuesday, September 12th

Trees Greenville
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Clemson Extension in County Square

Tree Keepers are community members who have taken a 5 week training class on Urban Forestry, Tree Planting, and Tree Care. This course only costs $25 with 5 hours of volunteer work. The Community Tree Keeper Course is designed for: TreesGreenville Volunteers, Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, Park Hero Volunteers, and anyone interested in learning more about how to properly plant, care, and maintain a healthy urban forest. The minimum age is 18 years old. Spring classes will be offered in the evening at the Community Tap.
Click here to learn more and register!

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