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Upstate Lecture: Agro environmental Project

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the Upstate Native Plant Society on Tuesday, February 19, at 7:00pm as Melanie Rhulman gives us information on “best practices” for both agriculture and the environment.

Melanie Rhulman is a water resources specialist and president of Save Our Saluda, SOS, a local nonprofit watershed organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Saluda watershed through environmental awareness and citizen action.

SOS is working in cooperation with Naturaland Trust and other partners, including the SC Native Plant Society, to create an Agroecosystem Demonstration Site for agricultural best management practices to help control sediment runoff. The site is situated near Slater-Marietta and is leased for crop production. The future extension of the Swamp Rabbit Trail bisects the property, making it an ideal location for a demonstration project.  The Upstate Chapter has donated plants and provided volunteers to help create a 1,500-foot riparian buffer of native trees, shrubs, and perennial pollinator plants along Railroad Creek, a tributary to the North Saluda River.  Rhulman will give us details of the Agroecosystem Project: why it is important, what has been accomplished so far, and plans for the next phase.  Come out and hear about this plan to protect the creek next to agricultural fields that help supply our food chain.

We have a NEW venue for this meeting.  It will be held at Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton (Anderson County) in Anderson Hall at the Event Center.  An area map and driving directions are below.  For a detailed campus map, go to  https://www.tctc.edu/media/2966/pendleton-campus-map.pdf .    Enter campus at the stop light.  You CANNOT make an immediate left turn but must drive down a bit, turn around and come back.  As you enter the campus, there is parking to the right (student lot) and also visitor parking between Anderson Hall and Hwy 76.    Anderson Hall is to the left with the Event Center entrance on the back side of the building (away from Hwy 76). Walk between Miller Hall and Anderson Hall to get behind the building.  Please consult/print the detailed campus map.

Tri-County Technical College      7900 Highway 76       Pendleton, SC 29670


From Anderson: Take Clemson Boulevard to Highway 76/28 toward Pendleton. The college is located on the right at the 6th traffic light from I-85 (approximately 7 miles from I-85).
From Greenville: Take 1-85 South toward Atlanta. Take Exit 19-B, US Hwy 76 toward Pendleton/Clemson/Seneca. Follow US 76 approximately 8-9 miles. Tri-County Technical College is on your right. Turn right at the traffic light.
From Easley: Take Highway 123 toward Clemson and turn left at the University Inn onto Highway 76. The college is located approximately 3 miles on the left. Turn left at the traffic light.
From Seneca: Take Highway 123 toward Clemson. Turn right onto Highway 76. The college is located approximately 3 miles on the left.  Turn left at the traffic light.

Detailed campus map at:   https://www.tctc.edu/media/2966/pendleton-campus-map.pdf


February 19
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Anderson Hall, Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton
9700 Highway 76
Pendleton, SC 29670 United States
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