Rocky Branch Creek Cleanup
Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 9:12AM
ColumbiaCents in Activism, columbia sc, conservation

On my way home from night shift I dropped by the 5 points Starbucks. While waiting on the cheese danish I come across a sign for a clean up project for the Rocky Branch creek on March 14th 10am to 2pm.   It had no name, contact or anyway to identify the activist. There was no agenda except to rally people to clean up a patch of water that affects us all.



On December 19th the City council delayed an approval of the sale of the City Field Assembly St. property to Walmart in part to the effect of the Rocky Branch drainage. As an aspiring local dining/retail/political blogger I've been studying the campaigns for Columbia City council in detail. All district 3 candidates and the at large candidates each echoed their support against the proposed site.

I challenge all City Council current and prospective members to use their bully pulpit/stump to promote this cause.  Politicians and regular folks often invoke the environment especially when its inconvenient to a giant big box retailer. Lets rally around this simple cleanup and prove that we aren't just about the environment when its someone else's problem.

Update on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 8:54PM by Registered CommenterColumbiaCents

Daniel Coble earlier today posted some pictuers he took of the conservation effort that is ongoing along the Rocky Branch Creek. In a related post Mr. Coble latest status update was

"The restored historic Maxcy Gregg Park and MLK Park are critical parts of Columbia’s park system and green space. Those parks are also part of the Rocky Branch Creek. I believe the City’s park system is one of our most important assets that enhances our quality of life. If elected I will continue to support and enhance our parks and greenways."

I attempted to link the facebook album directly from here but my web development team just cant seem to get that done for me. Instead im going to provide a dierct link to Mr. Coble's Photo Album containing the pictures. I will update this post with any other responses from our city leaders

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