Berkeley County and the South Carolina Forestry Commission invite you to attend a fun input session to see new county green maps and add your own ideas. The maps show our county's best and highest quality landscapes, agricultural soils, recreation, and historic and recreational sites. The maps will help the planning commission have the best data for decision making. The public is invited to come review the maps and to add their own favorite outdoor or cultural places! The public is encouraged to drop by for this open house between 5:30 - 7:30 PM on Wednesday, October 29 to view the maps, ask questions, and share ideas! Allow about 30 minutes total, to review all the maps.
WHY DO WE NEED GOOD MAPS?
The natural systems in a landscape, such as intact forests, wetlands, parks and rivers, or agricultural soils provide clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat and food. They also provide a sustainable local economy. However, if we don't know where these best assets are located, we can lose them over time. We can reap many benefits from our natural systems if we identify, rank and map them as part of our communities' “infrastructure.” The Green Infrastructure Center developed a mapping tool do just that! Berkeley County was selected by the South Carolina Forestry Commission for this special mapping project. Come contribute ideas for your county's green maps. Questions? Call 843-719-4095.
Frances Waite, Coastal Region Urban Forester
Phone: (843) 571-0136