Richland County has a history of using drone technology for mapping and emergency planning, but now staff are taking the technology to new fields – literally. The county’s Geographic Information Systems division (GIS) and pilot Ben Jones are partnering with the county’s Conservation Division to fly small, unmanned aerial devicesContinue Reading

Camp Cole recently completed its Pollinator Plantation Project with support from a Conservation Education Mini-Grant from the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District. Camp Cole, an accessible, inclusive camp and retreat center for children, teens and adults facing illnesses, disabilities and life challenges, was named Richland County Government and CommunityContinue Reading

Environmentalists in Richland County, including a County employee, earned places in the spotlight at the annual conference for the Environmental Education Association of South Carolina (EEASC), taking home more than half of the organization’s top honors. Chanda Cooper, the County’s conservation education analyst, was named Environmental Educator of the YearContinue Reading

During Richland County Council’s May 17 meeting, Council Chair Overture Walker presented a resolution recognizing May 15-21 as National EMS Week and honoring Richland County Emergency Medical Services employees. The county’s EMS department includes more than 200 emergency medical technicians, paramedics, physicians and administrators and is one of the busiestContinue Reading

Richland County Council is accepting applications for openings on more than a dozen volunteer boards. Currently, 18 Richland County boards, commissions, committees and advisory councils have at least one vacancy. Council will accept applications until 5 pm June 3, with appointments tentatively beginning June 7. Those interested in learning moreContinue Reading

The public will soon have the chance to give feedback on Richland County’s operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which runs from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023. An in-person public hearing is scheduled for 6 pm May 19 in Council Chambers at the Richland County Administrative Building,Continue Reading

Richland County Council voted on May 3 to give initial approval to an ordinance that will restart the mapping process for its Land Development Code (LDC) rewrite. The restart provides an opportunity to incorporate input from community members into the mapping process. The County’s Planning Commission is scheduled to conveneContinue Reading