Saluda Shoals Park is celebrating the opening of a new TRACK Trail today, April 25th, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 1 pm at the Greenway trailhead, located across from the Environmental Center in Saluda Shoals Park. Funded by an Environmental Stewardship Grant from Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, this newContinue Reading

S.C. Floodwater Commission chair reflects on what’s to come here in the Palmetto State By Alex Junes-Ward   Dr. Tom Mullikin, the world-renowned global expedition leader from Camden, S.C., returned from Alaska’s annual Iditarod dogsled race between Anchorage and Nome, earlier this week. “The Iditarod race gained international fame asContinue Reading

Spring start date instead of Summer and a three-day resiliency conference in May W. Thomas Smith Jr. PLANS FOR THIS YEAR’S SOUTH CAROLINA 7 (SC7) expedition are in full swing with an advanced kickoff date (Spring launch instead of Summer), new tracks being mapped out for new destination stops, aContinue Reading

By Tom Mullikin I recently departed one paradise, the beautiful Palmetto State, to visit another, the famed Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Over the last twelve years, I have been blessed to spend time in the Galápagos as a professor focusing on the impacts of amplified global climate change. On this tripContinue Reading

The Columbia Park Ranger Program will be holding an Early Bird Walk every Wednesday from 7 am – 8 am. Participants will be able to observe migrating birds along the Saluda Riverwalk with a park ranger. Everyone is welcome. Bring a pair of binoculars or borrow a pair from theContinue Reading

Appointment announced day before his appointment to S.C. Conservation Bank By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Dr. Tom Mullikin, founding chair of the gubernatorially established S.C. Floodwater Commission, was elected chairman of the Board of the Carolina Cup Racing Association, Sept. 14, 2023. The following day, Mullikin received a letter fromContinue Reading

The three discuss forthcoming expedition to Ecuador and next year’s SC7 By Alex Junes-Ward Global Expedition Leader Dr. Tom Mullikin; Col. (Ret.) Steve Vitali, USMC; and Bruce Brutschy, past president and current member of the West Columbia Police Foundation, met at Hall’s Chophouse of Columbia, on August 23, to discussContinue Reading