Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier March 3, 2017
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March 3, 2017

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crime Watch
All neighbors are encouraged to get to know your neighbors, keep an eye out for suspicious activity, and participate in our Community Watch by being an observant "nosy" neighbor. Securing your own property, not leaving valuable items in view in your vehicles are good steps to preventing crime. If you have experienced a crime perpetrated against you or your property, report it immediately to the police by calling 911. To report suspicious activity, call 911 or the non-emergency number 252-2911 or our South Region Pace MPO Kevin Schmidt (315-9143,

You may also wish to sign up for the Nixle notification service which is available on the internet. After you sign up and enter your address, you can choose to receive email or cell phone text message alerts from the City of Columbia Police Department, the Columbia Fire Department, the City of Columbia Water and Sewer, the Richland County Sheriff's Department and other agencies. This service is free. Sign up by accessing

The Richland County Sheriff offers an emergency alert system using phone, email or text message at

You can also keep informed of local crime trends at Community Crime Maps which plots data from the Columbia Police Department and the Richland County Sheriff's Department. You can also choose to receive email alerts.

USC Belser Arboretum Open House
The public is invited to an open house at the W. Gordon Belser Arboretum Sunday, March 19 from 1 until 4pm. The open house program is held the third Sunday of every month, and features a variety of learning elements in these events.

Contact Gail Wojtowicz at 618 402-8736 or by email or see USC's Department of Biological Sciences W. Gordon Belser Arboretum web page for more information.

Open Streets Event
The City of Columbia Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) invites the you to attend the City’s first Open Streets Event, Sunday, April 2nd, from 1-4pm along Devine Street between King St. and Holly St.. Open Streets initiatives temporarily close streets to automobile traffic, so that people may use them for walking, bicycling, dancing, playing, and socializing.

This event encourages the use of alternative transportation: please consider walking, biking, riding the Comet, or carpooling to the event. Free bike valet will be available at the event, and Comet routes 201, 203 and 401 drop off near the event. For more information, visit Open Streets Columbia

SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, May 13, 10am-12pm
Mark your calendars.

Gills Creek Greenway A Public Comments
The publc meeting was held Wednesday, February 22. The public comment period for Gills Creek Greenway Section A will be open until March 9. Comments can be submitted by email to or you can go to the Richland Penny web site and download a form and mail it in. The PDT will review all of the comments and total up the positives vs. negatives and present the results to County Council, who will ultimately decide whether to move the project forward or not.

More information is available from the Gills Creek Watershed Association

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Dues are only $20 and are due in January. Pay your dues now online, bring a check to our February general meeting, or mail a check to Henry Nechemias, 4 Robin Hood Ct., Columbia, SC 29205 and you will be paid up for 2017!

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