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ROTARY MEETING: Dacre Stoker, Aiken Streetscapes Foundation
February 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lasting protection of our trees in the 174 parkways is an ongoing challenge. Illustrated here in the Introduction to “A Splendid Time” 2020 Wilkins Byrd. The Historic Aiken Foundation “When I drove to the intersection of Barnewll Ave and Chesterfield St. I found to my great relief attorney Julian Salley talking with the Forman, and three of Aiken’s most stalwart environmentalists watching in dismay as the bulldozer plowed down the pine trees. Those three were Tottie Maurice, Carol Turno and Dr Bob Lipe, in his white coat with a stethoscope dangling from his pocket. So the four of us joined hands and walked toward the bulldozer, which mercifully stopped. And all the work on the project stopped until the next City Council meeting. The Council managed to cancel its contract wit the SCDOT and the area was spared.” Nancy Wilds Executive Director Historic Aiken Foundation