The Lower Saluda Greenway Initiative has completed several projects with partners in the community including the Michael J. Mungo Foundation and the Irmo Arbor Day Committee.
HOLLYWOOD BY THE LAKE
In coordination with Irmo Arbor Day and the Michael J. Mungo Foundation, The Lower Saluda Greenway Initiative planned and landscaped an entrance to the Hollywood-by-the Lake community at the corner of River Road and North Lake Boulevard in honor of Pat and Johnny Jeffcoat for their contributions to our community. The project featured ten beautiful palm trees lining the road with upward lighting installed at each tree, and new signage was constructed near Highway 6 with evergreen shrubbery planted to complement the design.
BEN LIPPEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AT 500 ST. ANDREWS ROAD
The Ben Lippen improvements made possible by the Irmo Arbor Day Committee consisted of planting 13 crepe myrtle trees along St. Andrews Road and adding new sod and irrigation along the way. The irregular parking lot asphalt was cut to redefine the border along the tree planting area in order to create a more aesthetic appearance. Diseased junipers in the islands to the right of the building were removed and replaced with willow oak trees to provide shade in the future. An arborvitae tree and cleyera shrubs were planted to the left of the building screening a playground area.
In late October 2017, Keep the Midlands Beautiful partnered with TD Bank to plant 30 crepe myrtle trees across from the Saluda Shoals entrance at Bush River Road. TD Bank donated the trees to Keep the Midlands Beautiful from their TD Tree Days program that expands urban forests and green spaces in communities. KMB coordinated with the Lower Saluda Greenway Initiative to make this possible.
BUSH RIVER ROAD ACROSS FROM SALUDA SHOALS PARK ENTRANCE
In coordination with Irmo Arbor Day, Michael J. Mungo Foundation, and Saluda Shoals Park, the Lower Saluda Greenway District has landscaped the property across from the Bush River Road entrance to Saluda Shoals in honor of the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission’s longest-serving Executive Director, Elizabeth B. Taylor.