SCNPS Board visits Gateway Site

SCNPS Board at GatewayThe board of directors of the South Carolina Native Plant Society, led by president Jeff Beacham, visited Gateway Elementary School in Traveler’s Rest, SC to view the site of a proposed restoration project. A colony of the rare and Federally endangered Bunched arrowhead, Sagittaria fasciculata, has been found on the property but is being threatened by storm-water runoff. Jeff reviewed storm-water abatement plans which SCNPS hopes to implement in the coming months. The proposed changes could protect the existing plants and significantly improve the habitat. SCNPS has applied for a National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Native Plant Conservation Initiative grant to help with the costs of this project. Please stay tuned for updates!

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