Public Participation - Education, Outreach and Involvement

​What's new:

​Timrod Park Rain Garden - Summer 2014

This summer our rain garden (located in Timrod Park beside Gully Branch near the intersection of Coit St. and Cherokee Rd.) was in full bloom.  Also, educational signs
about stormwater and rain gardens in particular, placed in conjunction with Carolina Clear, have been added to the newly constructed observation deck. 

2013 Rain Barrel Art Review

In November, four local artists and four youth programs at City of Florence community centers painted rain barrels to be auctioned off to benefit the Florence/Darlington Stormwater Consortium.  A rain barrel is a container that captures and stores rainwater draining from a roof, therefore holding the most contaminated "first flush" of water out of the stormwater system. The barrels were displayed at the 2013 Pecan Festival in downtown Florence and the public was encouraged to vote on its favorite barrel.  The artists who gained the top three number of votes received prizes donated from local businesses. 

​The three winning rain barrels based on votes received at the 2013 Pecan festival

​The barrels not selected in the top three are also beautiful works of art