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SC's waterfront birthplace is also green

Dec 6, 2010 4:08:00 AM - thestate.com
There is something green besides the live oaks and shady pines at the birthplace of South Carolina.

South Carolina parks officials gather Monday at Charles Towne Landing in Charleston to accept an award from the U.S. Green Building Council.

The award is for the energy efficient buildings at the park built when a visitor center was renovated and a new green conference building was added several years ago.

The improvements were part of a $19 million renovation at the popular tourist attraction on the Ashley River.

The 665-acre park on the Ashley River in Charleston is the site of the first permanent European settlement in the Carolinas. It was established when the ship Carolina sailing from Barbados, landed with settlers in March of 1670.

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