RCCC: Aging bridges replaced in Harbison State Forest with help from volunteers
Volunteers from a local organization have recently finished replacing four aging bridges in Harbison State Forest’s trail system.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)— Volunteers from a local organization have recently finished replacing four aging bridges in Harbison State Forest’s trail system. The effort was funded by Richland County Conservation Commission’s (RCCC) Natural Resource grant.
The project followed after volunteers with the Friends of Harbison State Forest analyzed and noted the conditions of all 41 bridges located in the 2,137-acre forest. The bridges with the worst conditions were replaced with help from the $6,000 grant. It took 88 volunteers and 800 hours of service to complete the project.
The RCCC says they provide Natural Resource Grants to help organizations, neighborhood groups, and agencies protect natural resources, improve water quality, and enhance active living through trails.
Applications for the grant open December 1. Deadline to apply is February 1, 2023.
Funds will become available in July, if approved.
To access RCCC grant applications, including those for historic preservation and educational projects, apply online via ZoomGrants: https://bit.ly/rc-natural-grants.
Thanks to a grant from the Richland County Conservation Commission (RCCC), volunteers with a local organization recently finished replacing four aging bridges along Harbison State Forest’s extensive trail system. To learn more, visit https://t.co/73Q4uIcOg9. pic.twitter.com/qyOsSdhHNu
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