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Along the Ashley River at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, outside Charleston, S.C.

GOOD NEWS: Magnolia Gardens to undergo $3.2 million habitat restoration

Staff reports  | Ducks Unlimited has received a $1 million federal grant to launch a habitat enhancement and restoration project at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, according to a press release. The goal is to improve the flow of water through the various impoundments and ponds on the 500-acre Magnolia property to raise the diversity of plants and animals.

Funding from the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) will be combined with $2.2 million in matching funds from federal, non-profit, state and private sources, said James A. Rader, manager of conservation programs in Ducks Unlimited’s South Atlantic Field Office in Charleston. The first phase of the two-year project will begin in the spring.

Charleston Slum, 1929, by Edward Hopper. Watercolor on paper.  Image provided by The Gibbes Museum.

GOOD NEWS: Gibbes announces new series of coming exhibitions

Staff reports | The Gibbes Museum of Art has announced seven special exhibitions that will appear in its third floor galleries between May 2017 and September 2018. The shows include a broad look at perspectives of Charleston by various artists, the work of 18th century artist and explorer Mark Catesby, Pan-American modernism and American folk art.

by · 04/24/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
Bryan Stevenson at TED2012: Full Spectrum, February 27 - March 2, 2012. Long Beach, CA. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

GOOD NEWS: Stevenson to speak March 31 on race, social justice

Staff reports | Nationally-recognized attorney Bryan Stevenson, the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Alabama, will share insights into America’s justice system March 31 at the College of Charleston’s Race and Social Justice Initiative 2016 event series.

The free event, which will occur 6 p.m. at the Sottile Theatre, 44 George Street, in Charleston, will highlight Stevenson’s advocacy for some of America’s most marginalized people – the men, women and children in the nation’s criminal justice system.

by · 03/28/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs