SC7 leaders Tom Mullikin, Michelle McCollum, Sheriff Leon Lott, Chief Skip Holbrook, Chief Chris Cowan, Duke Energy representatives, and others to accompany Evette
S.C. Lt. Governor Pamela Evette will join top law enforcement leaders (Lott, Holbrook, Cowan, others), Duke Energy representatives, Palmetto Pride (anti-litter campaigners), SC7 officials and others in the 4th-annual SOUTH CAROLINA SEVEN (SC7) expedition across the Palmetto State which will wind its way through the Midlands and along the Congaree Riverwalk (Cayce-West Columbia side) culminating in a brief ceremony recognizing law enforcement officials, Thursday, July 13.
The recognition ceremony will be held at Savage Craft Ale Works, 430 Center Street in West Columbia, S.C. 29169.
The event kicks off, 4:30 p.m. at Savage Craft where buses will shuttle hikers to the Cayce Riverfront trailhead. Once on the riverwalk, hikers will participate in a litter sweep – picking up trash along the route and depositing it in three environmental litter-receptacle sculptures. Following the hike and litter sweep, participants will return to Savage Craft wherein at 5:30 p.m., the Lt. Governor will briefly speak and TreesUpstate will present trees to law enforcement officials to be taken back and planted on grounds of their respective headquarters.
Sponsored by Duke Energy, the Medical University of South Carolina, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, and others, the monthlong SC7 Expedition across S.C. from the mountains to the sea is showcasing the seven natural wonders of the Palmetto State and so much more.
The seven designated wonders of South Carolina include Sassafras Mountain; the Jocassee Gorges; the Chattooga River; the Congaree National Forest; the Edisto River; the Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto Basin (universally referred to as the ACE Basin); and Bull Island-Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge: “Each one a unique geographical treasure,” says Dr. Tom Mullikin, SC7 leader and chair of the S.C. Floodwater Commission.
– For more information about SC7 2023 and to access the SC7 field guide’s daily event schedule, please visit http://southcarolina7.com.