Rain Barrel Making for 5th Graders

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Two 5th grade teachers from Gilbert Elementary School who serve on their Green Steps Schools Green Team invited Sheri Armstrong, Lexington County Stormwater Manager and LCSC member to do a demonstration of how to make a rain barrel.  On May 25th, 2016, Ms. Armstrong and the Stormwater Outreach Assistant, Mary Hite, had a lot of fun showing the two combined 5th …

Trash the Poop Display at Blowfish Baseball Game

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On June 21, 2016 the Lexington Blowfish invited fans to bring their four-legged friends to cheer, and “woof,” the Blowfish on to victory when they played Wilson Tobs.  At this Bark in the Park event, the Lexington County Public Works Stormwater Division set up a display staffed by members of the Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium (LCSC) to present the Trash the Poop …

RAIN BARRELS MADE FROM PICKLE BARRELS

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Mount Olive Pickles are a popular condiment on tables in the Carolinas.   Recently, the Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium purchased the 55 gallon storage barrels for these pickles for the “Build Your Own Rain Barrel” workshops it conducts in the spring and fall for residents of Lexington County.  These barrels look a bit like large black canning jars with handles, and …

Zika Virus – Know the Facts Before Mosquito Season

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On April 19, 2016, a meeting was hosted by the South Carolina Zika Virus Forum at Midlands Technical College. A panel of health, environmental and mosquito control experts provided insight into the potential for transmission of the Zika Virus in South Carolina as well as a plan of action to prevent and control it. While this virus causes mild symptoms …

Tag You’re It! Lexington County is Looking for a Few Good Taggers!

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The Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium (LCSC) promotes September as Storm Drain Tagging Month. All month long volunteers and LCSC members will tag storm drains in neighborhoods around Lexington County with a marker bearing “NO DUMPING-DRAINS TO WATERWAYS”. As part of the effort, LCSC is encouraging local groups of at least 2 but no more than 4 participants to help.  Storm …

“Water Watch” Newsletter Launched

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October 17, 2013 the Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium News, Volume 1, Issue 1 was distributed to the consortium members, partners, and members of the public who have attended events and workshops sponsored by the consortium.  Please click on the link below to view this and all subsequent newsletters. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please …

Gilbert Primary School Installs a Rain Garden

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“Rain, rain, go away.  Come again another day!”   But what if it doesn’t?   Gilbert Primary School is taking responsibility for the effects of too much rain by installing their first rain garden, tentatively scheduled to begin in November, 2013 on the front lawn of the school.  To kick off this stormwater management project, Senator Katrina Shealy, Senator Shane Massey and …