Surge Radio Emma Berry on Charleston County Tree Defense0:00/1446.1126531× Emma Berry, Communities & Transportation Project Manager, came on Surge Radio to break down the current Charleston County tree oversight issue – the curent protections in place, how County Council wants to remove oversight from the Board of Zoning Appeals,
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Gadsden Creek is only one of the Charleston water bodies with “urban creek syndrome:” contaminants from surrounding car traffic and development, reduced water intake from inflexible anti-flood infrastructure, and reduced ecological diversity. To put it simply, we don’t take care of our creeks.
The water in Charleston is rising, and there’s no way around it. Yet, developers continue to seek out low-lying and vulnerable areas for new construction, and often these developments have real, physical impacts on long-standing Charleston communities.
Vassiliki’s attention to the natural world is apparent in her work – it is her work. I’m fascinated by her ability to embody a spirit of openness, awareness, and a profound sensitivity to the spaces and the people that she encounters.
Throwing them into relief is the long side of the shed where, painted fresh over the whitewash, a vine-ripe tomato at the peak of its succulence.
Rebundling what has come undone, / marsh stems now locked by shadow’s bond
Pollen-stained air / and sun-glare quicken