Because Life Should Be Beautiful

25 Years

Grant Recipients for 2017

Columbia Green awarded their 2017 grants to be used for plantings at public parks and community settings throughout the Greater Columbia area. The announcement and introduction of recipients was made at Columbia Green’s annual meeting held in November at the SC State Museum.

Neighborhood Grants include:

  • Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands
  • City Center Partnership for Assembly Street Post Office
  • Columbia First Church of the Nazarene
  • Elmwood Park Neighborhood Association
  • Woodlands NE Homeowners Association Funds to assist grant recipients are in addition to the support Columbia Green gives annually to the City of Columbia for planting medians and entrance areas in City maintained locations. All funds for these various grants come from Columbia Green’s tax deductible memberships.

Columbia Green Receives Community Award

The D. A. R.’s prestigious Community Service Award was presented this year to Columbia Green for their work to beautify public spaces throughout the city and the surrounding communities. Sylvia Waldron, Regent of the USC Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, presented the award. She cited 30 years of contributions by Columbia Green through both their physical projects and their financial grants that are given each year to the City of Columbia and Midlands schools, parks, churches and neighborhood associations in order to support landscaping and beautification improvements to their property. She referenced the many letters of support for Columbia Green from such organizations as Historic Columbia, the SC State Museum, Fort Jackson, The Lourie Senior Center, and Heathwood Hall. Each of these, and many others, have benefitted from collaborations with Columbia Green.

Waldron thanked Columbia Green and its members on behalf of the greater community for its success in making Greater Columbia a better place to live and work through the improvement of green spaces throughout the community.

Lynn Robertson, President of Columbia Green, accepted the award on behalf of the organization. She expressed her gratitude and appreciation for the recognition and the bestowing of such a significant award from the D.A.R. She told those present that Columbia Green’s accomplishments were directly attributable to the membership and a hard working board, both of whom make the grants and the community service projects possible. “Working with plants and creating attractive green spaces where people can enjoy their environment, brings all types of individuals and neighborhoods together in a positive way.”

Lynn Robertson, accepting the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Community Service Award on behalf of Columbia Green, from Sylvia Waldron.


Doolittle Raiders of World War II

Columbia Green has installed a second monument to the intrepid Doolittle Raiders of World War II. To finish the story begun by our planting of eighty Palmetto trees along Gervais Street on the occasion of the Raiders’ 50th anniversary in 1992, we commemorated the 70th anniversary in 2012 by erecting a permanent marker with the names of all the men involved. The previous memorial, still in place, tells the story of the mission….we wanted to add the personal touch of naming each hero.


We thank our generous donors who helped to underwrite the cost of this beautiful addition to the Vista area.
The Mashburn Family
Richard and Belinda Gergel
Patricia DeCoursey
The Granby Chapter of the NSDAR
The USC Chapter of the NSDAR
Fred Price
The SC Military History Club
Osmund and Barbara Dixon
The US Naval Academy Alumni Association
Darryl & Karen Williams
Thomas McCutchen

Columbia Green Projects

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Columbia Green Median Plants

Click on the Columbia Green Median Plants link to see the latest listing of plants that have been planted in the medians in Columbia.