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Sandhill Campus

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Richland County Extension at the Sandhill Research & Education Center

Hours of Operation                              
Richland County Cooperative Extension is housed in tone of the portables near the Two Notch Road entrance to the Sandhill Research and Education Center (REC) campus. It is open Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM except for holidays. The office is closed for lunch from 1 PM to 2 PM.

Sandhill REC is housed in the Agribusiness Building. It is open Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM except for holidays. The office is closed for lunch from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

Access to the Clemson Sandhill Campus Sites that RCMGA routinely uses – the Carolina Yard, the Compost Education Area, the Historic Pond Trail, and the new Sandhill Children’s Garden – are only accessible via the remote gate access system at the Two Notch Road entrance. The teams that work in these areas each have a different code to open the gate, and the codes are only good during specific times and days. For access at other times use the remote gate access system on the left of the entrance road. Request entry to the Extension. The gate will be opened remotely by someone in the Extension Office Monday-Friday, 8am-1pm and 2pm-4:30pm. The office is closed on holidays and weekends.

Driving on the Sandhill Property                         There are a number of sandy, unpaved roads on the Clemson Sandhill property, particularly near the Quonset hut where we store items and near the greenhouse. It’s easy to get vehicles stuck where the sand is loose and not hard-packed. Clemson employees are not permitted help us get stuck cars moving, and AAA doesn’t offer tow services for vehicles that are more than 50 feet from a road surface. Here are some actions that may help.

Be careful if “off-roading” or driving over non-road surfaces since wire fences near the greenhouse and the quonset hut may be difficult to see even though they are marked with flags. It’s best to stay on road surfaces. In one or two areas there is a small steep drop-off from of-road to sandy lanes. Cars that have a low profile may get stuck on the drop-off.

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