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January 28
Photograph from Jan. 28 Ceremony Concerning Sandy Island
A ceremony was held Friday January 28, 2011, to commemorate the transfer of ownership of the natural areas on Sandy Island from the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) to The Nature Conservancy of South Carolina.  SCDOT purchased the natural areas of the island in December of 1996 as a wetlands mitigation bank to allow highway projects in the coastal areas of the state to begin construction. The acquisition of Sandy Island permitted SCDOT to create a mitigation bank of more than 9,000 acres.
January 26
SCDOT to Transfer Ownership of Sandy Island to The Nature Conservancy
 A ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday January 28, 2011, to commemorate the transfer of ownership of the natural areas on Sandy Island from the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) to The Nature Conservancy of South Carolina. The event will be held at the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge Visitor's Center located at 21424 N. Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC. (Directions provided at the end of the release.) Scheduled speakers include Transportation Secretary H.B. "Buck" Limehouse Jr., SCDOT Commission Chairman Danny Isaac, Mark Robertson, Executive Director of The Nature Conservancy of South Carolina and Arnold M. Nemirow, Chairman of The Nature Conservancy, South Carolina Chapter.
January 24
SCDOT Seeks Public Comment
January 20
Public Information Meeting Jan. 27 in Greenville County Concerning I-85/I-385 Interchange Improvement Project

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a public information meeting Thursday, Jan. 27, concerning the I-85/I-385 interchange improvement project in Greenville County.

January 20
Chairman Isaac, Vice Chairman Adams Elected to Second Terms on SCDOT Commission
Danny Isaac was elected Thursday, Jan. 20, to serve a second term as Chairman of the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission, and R. Eddie Adams was elected to serve a second term as Vice Chairman.
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