As part of the Summerville Cares Day of Service, SHL will be helping to restore Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site and park. What we'll be doing: Tasks will include using "loppers" to clear invasive vegetation along the river, mulching paths and filling pot holes.
Who is invited: This is open to everyone, all ages. In fact, we will need all the help we can get for this large project. Please RSVP by e-mail to [masked] or on Meetup so that we have an idea of how many people to expect.
What to bring: Long-sleeved shirts, long pants, closed toed shoes and bug spray are recommended for everyone. The most important tools will be your hands and hard work, but if you can also bring rakes, shovels, loppers, pitchforks, wheelbarrows, or wader boots those would also be appreciated. Note that power tools (chainsaws, weed whackers, etc.) are not allowed in the park.
Where to go: To get to the park, follow these driving directions:
Take exit 199-A on I-26. Travel 3 mi on Hwy 17 through downtown Summerville to Hwy 165. Turn left onto Hwy. 165/E. Carolina Ave. Stay in right lane and travel .5 miles and veer right and continue on Hwy. 165/Bacons Bridge Rd. Travel 2.5 mi to Hwy 642/Dorchester Rd. Turn Left at intersection of bacons Bridge Road and Dorchester Road. Travel 2 mi. and park entrance will be on the right.
Check in at the registration table near the parking lot where we will be waiting with an SHL sign to welcome you. (Note that there will be a lot of other people there as well!)
We have been warned that parking is limited. So, arrive early and car pool if possible.
When: Although the work will not begin until 8:30AM, if you arrive at 8AM there will be breakfast served and a "kick off party" for all of the Summerville Cares Day of Service projects right there in the park. The work project ends at 1PM, but is followed by a hot dog picnic to which all volunteers are invited.
Let us know if you plan to join us or if you have any questions by writing to us at [masked].