Grant Helps Hospital Improve Water Quality in Calhoun County

The Stewart Memorial Community Hospital Foundation received a grant last week from the Calhoun County Soil and Water Conservation District.

The 85-thousand dollar grant will be used to pay for several bioretention cells that were installed on the Lake City hospital’s property to manage stormwater as part of their “Putting People First Renovation and Expansion Project.”

The Calhoun County Soil and Water Conservation District is a subdivision of state government that establishes conservation priorities and acceptable soil loss limits, resolves soil loss complaints, publishes annual reports, and approves soil conservation plans.