Since 1991, Aiken Land Conservancy (ALC) has been instrumental in protecting thousands of acres of rolling meadows, towering pines, shady hardwoods, and scenic vistas in Aiken County through conservation easements granted by landowners and privately funded acquisitions of significant properties. ALC's mission is to nurture a positive quality of life and conserve natural and historic resources for future generations. We invite you to join us in our efforts to preserve Aiken County's special places.
Thanks to the generous donations of our supporters, including Dan and Carroll Mayfield, the Aiken Land Conservancy (ALC) installed two dog waste stations at Winthrop Polo Field last week. There is a station located at each entrance to the field. Special thanks to ALC Stewardship Committee members Bennett Tucker, Thomas Coleman and Allen Struthers (pictured) for installing the stations in the summer heat.
"Winthrop Field is truly a multi-use public facility and a rare jewel for the community," said Larry Comegys, ALC President. "Along with equestrian activities, we also have a large number of residents who enjoy walking their dogs on the field. These stations will make cleaning up after your pet very convenient."
The 12-acre Winthrop Polo Field, located between Grace and Mead Avenues, is in the heart of Aiken's historic Horse District. Purchased by the ALC in 1998, the field is protected from development and will continue to be used for equestrian pursuits as well as providing open space for dog walkers and others to enjoy.