U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman commends smart reef installation efforts by SC7 and associated organizations WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Ralph Norman (R-SC) recognized and commended Dr. Tom Mullikin, chair of the South Carolina Floodwater Commission, and Mullikin’s SC7 Expedition on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington,Continue Reading

Congaree National Park staff was recognized this week for their work in enhancing wilderness stewardship at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. by the National Park Service and its philanthropic partner the National Park Foundation. Present to accept the NPS Director’s 2021 Wes Henry Excellence in Wilderness Stewardship Team Award onContinue Reading

Boat donated by Bentley Pontoons, Yamaha Rightwaters, and the S.C. Boating and Fishing Alliance will aid in offshore smart reef development By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette and Senator Thomas Alexander joined Dr. Tom Mullikin and officials with Bentley Pontoons, Yamaha Rightwaters, and the S.C. Boating andContinue Reading

Thomas Mullikin Jr. to lead the internationally recognized non-profit By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Thomas Mullikin, Jr., son of Dr. Tom Mullikin, chair of the S.C. Floodwater Commission, was named president of Global Eco Adventures (GEA), the S.C.-based global environmental exploration and education non-profit founded by his father in 2014.Continue Reading

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) became the presenting “named” sponsor of the third-annual South Carolina 7 (SC7) expedition with the University’s sponsoring donation of $25,000. The announcement made jointly in Charleston and Columbia, Jan. 10. Led by Dr. Tom Mullikin, acclaimed global expeditionContinue Reading

Mullikin and Quiroga to lead Ecuadorian expedition in 2022 By W. Thomas Smith Jr. COLUMBIA, S.C. – Dr. Tom Mullikin, the celebrated global expedition leader from South Carolina and chair of the S.C. Floodwater Commission, is planning yet another grand adventure: This one, not unlike his annual, month-long SC7 expeditionContinue Reading

The South Carolina Forestry Commission is encouraging landowners to place their tree seedling orders for winter planting while there is still a variety of seedlings available. ArborGen’s Taylor Nursery in Edgefield County has more than 1 million seedlings left for sale at special South Carolina landowner pricing. The remaining inventoryContinue Reading