West Columbia, SC (May 11, 2020, at 11:15 AM) – The West Columbia Beautification Foundation continues to beautify West Columbia this Spring. In April, 31 trees and 172 plants and shrubs were planted along Sunset Boulevard. The new plantings can be found in front of local businesses such as By His Design, Our Savior Lutheran Church, East Point Academy, Liz Portee State Farm Insurance, and Capital Electric. The Foundation used the money raised at recent fundraisers such as the Taste on the River and Tribute for Trees to fund the plantings.
In late Fall, the Foundation planted approximately 150 trees along Augusta Road from Meeting Street to Watling Road with funds raised from the Fall Tribute for Trees event.
Chairperson Melissa Sprouse Browne said, “Everyone worked hard to raise the funds for these plantings and we are very excited to see the trees and plantings in the ground. We look forward to our future fundraising events in Fall to continue the beautification of West Columbia.”
To join in on the beautification of West Columbia, become a Friend of the Foundation! More information can be found at beautifywestcolumbia.org.
Photographs of the plantings below.
Below: East Point Academy plantings
Below: Liz Portee State Farm plantings
Below: Our Savior Lutheran Church plantings
Below: By His Design plantings
Below: Capital Electric plantings
Below: Augusta Road Lowe’s plantings
Below: Augusta Road from Meetings Street to Watling Road along the train tracks
The West Columbia Beautification Foundation is committed to redefining West Columbia as an impressive and attractive place to live, work, or visit by involving the entire community in positive beautification efforts. In 2008, local community leaders, elected officials, and city staff collaborated to establish the West Columbia Beautification Foundation, a nonprofit organization designed to energize West Columbia as an attractive place to live, work, and visit.
The West Columbia Beautification Foundation partners with the City of West Columbia to beautify both public and private areas through landscaping and other projects. The Beautification Foundation provides a mechanism to accept tax deductible contributions for this purpose. The Foundation solicits individual and corporate sponsorships to aid the city in obtaining funds for beautification projects along West Columbia’s major thoroughfares, the expansion of tree canopies and the development of green spaces. Twelve Foundation Directors were selected from persons who live, work or own businesses in the city. These directors are working to make genuine changes that will have a long-term positive impact on the economy, environment, and livability of the West Columbia community. The Foundation is a non-profit corporation under the SC Nonprofit Corporation Act as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.