Two local groups team up for Cannon Park renovation project

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The College of Charleston Graduate Student Association has selected the Charleston Parks Conservancy for its 2010-2011 Adopt-An-Organization Outreach Program. The students will be working with the Conservancy in Cannon Park to assist with park renovations and build support among the community.

Plans for Cannon Park include renovating the large flower bed behind the columns from what was once the Charleston Museum. Students will be going door to door in the neighborhoods surrounding Cannon Park to spread the word about the park and upcoming renovations. Work on the $5,000 project will begin in March, and the Graduate Student Association is raising money to help offset the cost.

From 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16th, the association will host a meet and greet for neighbors interested in learning more about the project, the Conservancy and how to get involved. Garden installation is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, April 30th with a celebration and signage event slated for May.

“Our organization is built on community partnerships so we were thrilled when the graduate students at the College of Charleston wanted to work with us,” says Mary Neves Richards, events director for the Conservancy. “We look forward to their help in Cannon Park and hope their efforts will encourage others to volunteer at Cannon Park.”

For more information on the Cannon Park project or to make donate specifically to the park, visit