For Immediate Release
The Alhambra Garden Club and Girl Scout Troop 394 teamed up on December 1st to beautify the Butterfly Garden behind Mount Pleasant Waterworks. A project of the Mount Pleasant Land Conservancy, the Garden had been planted last spring. A few hours of pruning and weeding tidied the area for fall and winter dormancy. Mulch donated by Alhambra completed the project. “It was wonderful working with the Scouts,” commented Janice Rhodes, a member of Alhambra, who organized the morning. “They are lovely and hard-working girls.”
Alhambra Garden Club’s mission is to help make Mt. Pleasant a more beautiful place. “We’re glad to have the opportunity to work with the Mount Pleasant Land Conservancy”, explained Sharon Scott, a member of the Club since 1997. “It’s a wonderful chance to contribute our funds and expertise to projects that town residents will enjoy for generations to come.”
The Mount Pleasant Land Conservancy is a non-profit land trust dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Charleston County by preserving natural spaces. The Butterfly Garden sits at the beginning of the Conservancy’s Marsh View Trail, a 0.25 mile nature walk across a 57 acre area preserved forever through a conservation easement generously donated in 2009 by Mount Pleasant Waterworks. "The area is a treasure," explains John Girault, the Executive Director of MPLC. "And the Butterfly Garden has been a wonderful addition to the property. Many thanks to everyone who has been involved with planting and maintaining it."