COLUMBIA, SC – October 15, 2008 – Pursuant to a request by Richland County Council Chairman Joe McEachern, the Mungo family has agreed to donate 185 acres of woodland property to Richland County. This donation is in response to a challenge to the community by Councilman McEachern to protect and conserve land and historic sites.
This parcel is located in Northeast Columbia near Blythewood, and is adjacent to Sandlapper Elementary and Longleaf Middle Schools. This land could be used for interpretive learning centers, ball fields, or preserved as green space, according to Stewart Mungo and Chairman McEachern.
Councilman McEachern established the “Growing Green in District 7” as a voluntary historic preservation and community conservation program.
Councilman McEachern explains, “As our community grows, we want to ensure that the outstanding quality of life in District 7 is maintained for all our residents. We embrace the efforts to help us protect our land, our streams, and our historic sites”.
Councilman McEachern has been very supportive of efforts to secure other highly environmentally sensitive areas in the county. He is currently working with Councilman Jackson on the securing an environmentally sensitive parcel in Lower Richland.
The Mungo family has been developing land and building new homes for families since 1954. This donation is just one of many company-wide initiatives to preserve the environment.
For more information go to: www.mungo.com.