HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The Carolina Forest Civic Association planted the first 42 Crape Myrtles Saturday morning.
Volunteers assembled to plant the Crape Myrtle Trees on the first three medians of River Oaks Drive. The area was awarded the Palmetto Pride Grant that gave Carolina Forest $2,500 to get started on the project.
Tanger Outlets matched that donation, which will help the civic association work on the first two phases of the project. The grant will be used to cover a portion of the beautification plan for the Carolina Forest Blvd & River Oaks Median Project, according to the association website.
According to the association:
The Carolina Forest Civic Association has developed a plan to beautify and revitalize the medians of River Oaks Drive, from International Drive to Carolina Forest Boulevard; and Carolina Forest Boulevard, from the Carolina Forest Elementary School to Covington Lake. The plan is to add to the existing plantings as well as plant crape myrtles, pink muhly grass and sabal palm trees, with under story plantings of saw palmetto and knock-out roses in the medians that currently only contain grass.
The overall program including future maintenance will be over $30,000.
The association has set up an account for additional funding.