The Importance Of The Hunt Cabin

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Incredible growth and development was cultivated from a monumental storm event during the summer of 2013. The first 11 days of July 2013 recorded 20 inches of rain. During the following two days, July 12 and 13, an additional eight inches of rain fell but in a very short period of time. This amount of rain within such a short period of time resulted in a flood of unprecedented proportions for the South Carolina Botanical Garden. The devastation that occurred to the plants, animals, and grounds was of unfathomable proportions. The implausible amount of rain overwhelmed the Duck Pond and caused the water to breach the dam. The newly installed Natural Heritage Garden Trail received the brunt of the raging waters. The mountain meadow just below the dam was obliterated by the rushing water, which resulted in the loss of trees, shrubs, and geogrid trails. As the land began to wash away, concern began to rise over the foundation of the Hunt Cabin (1825) and action had to be taken because the foundation was …show more content…
Team leaders consisted of Peter (director), Jim (garden manager), Kassie (landscape manager), James (nursery manager), Ethan (maintenance manager), and Dorian (communications manager). During the meeting each staff member was given a task list and asked to compile any information that would help the team decide the best course of action. On this particular day staff seemed to be in tune to one another and an immediate plan of action was developed to assess the damage. Team leaders called in their immediate groups and put together their areas plan of action. Since time was of the essence in order to save the covered plantings immediate action of each group was required. Teams worked on removing the sand from the beds, stabilizing the lifted bridges, securing the foundation of the cabin, and the removing any tress that posed a

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