Friends of Belser Arboretum received $9,850 for an intern to assist in managing the arboretum by clearing invasives, planting understory and ground cover plants, and expanding the educational programs.
The students at Round Top Elementary School in District 2 have benefitted from a $1,000 grant to provide supplies for their Garden and Ecology Club.
Three Richland County educators received scholarships to attend the Master Naturalist Class series sponsored by Clemson and SC Wildlife Federation.
Friends of Congaree Swamp expected to use their $10,000 grant to help improve the canoe launch site at Cedar Creek in Congaree National Park; however park process issues have resulted in redirecting the grant. In FY14 a one-mile trail along the historic McCord's Ferry Road corridor on the Riverstone protion of the park will be built from Hwy 601 to the Congaree River.