May 2009

The Charleston Green Party is proud to have adopted 5th Avenue and adjoining streets in Maryville/AAdopt a Highwayshleyville as part of the Adopt a Highway project.  Unlike most Adopt a Highway routes, these streets are residential.  This means we will have the opportunity to chat with residents who may be in their yards or on their porches as we work on their street. I think this will make our work even more rewarding.

Our first trash pickup is this Saturday, May 30 at 11:00am.  Meet us in front of the Emanuel AME Church, which is on the corner of 5th Avenue and St Andrews Blvd in West Ashley.  We will have the orange vests and orange trash bags – bring water and sunscreen!  Please let us know if you will be joining us – you can leave a comment here, email us at, or give us a call at 843-926-1750.

Maryville, SC historical marker

Maryville, SC historical marker

This historical marker sits on the corner of 5th Avenue and St Andrews Blvd on the grounds of the historic Emanuel AME Church.  Chartered in 1886, Maryville was a prosperous black community – in true South Carolina fashion, the state legislature punished responded to their success by revoking their town charter in 1936.

Our next monthly meeting is Monday, May 4 at 7pm at Earth Fare on Folly Road Blvd in Charleston.  Look for us in the cafe.  All are invited!  Hope to see you there.

There are two more public hearings on I-526 expansion.  There was strong turnout at last week’s hearing in West Ashley but if you missed that you can attend at St John’s High School, 1518 Main Rd, John’s Island on May 5 or James Island High School, 1000 Fort Johnson Rd, James Island on May 7.  Both begin at 6pm.

Project team representatives will be available at these meetings to answer questions regarding the proposed project. Attendees will have the opportunity to make written and verbal comments at that time.  Written comments may be submitted to SCDOT until June 5, 2009.  Learn more.

2009 Annual National Meeting

The Green Party of the United States is pleased to announce that the 2009 Annual National Meeting will be held from Thursday, July 23-Sunday July 26, 2009 on the campus of North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. We hope you plan to attend this year’s largest national gathering of Greens to make new friends, network, and help grow the Green Party nationally in your community.  More info.

Please let us know if you wish to carpool from Charleston!