Four mayors, others, gather at Riverfront Canal Park to announce month-long trek across the Palmetto State By W. Thomas Smith Jr. COLUMBIA, S.C. – The mayors of Columbia, Cayce, West Columbia, and Camden met with South Carolina 7 (SC7) officials and sponsors, Monday, May 2, at Columbia’s Riverfront Canal Park
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 and
By W. Thomas Smith Jr. S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster, several state lawmakers, and the chair of the S.C. Floodwater Commission announced “the filing of two bills that will provide critical funding to increase the pace and scale of land protection in South Carolina,” according to a statement released Wednesday, Feb.
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.
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 expedition
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 expedition
Dr. Tom Mullikin, chairman of the S.C. Floodwater Commission, is pictured here with academics from Columbia International University (CIA), members of Malvern Hill Baptist Church in Camden, and Global Eco Adventures (GEA) during SCUBA training in Columbia, Saturday, Dec. 4. “The dive training we’re conducting for this group of religious
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 inventory
Rain blew in sideways and fog obscured the valley below as summer drew to a close along the Blue Ridge Parkway, but Don Hagan could clearly see potential for a brilliant fall color season ahead. The forest ecologist has been making fall foliage predictions for Clemson University for nine years
Congaree National Park is seeking entries for the Annual SwampFest Student Art Competition. Co-sponsored by the Southeast Rural Community Outreach (SERCO) and the Friends of Congaree Swamp, this year’s competition is an opportunity for young artists (grades K-8) from the Midlands to showcase their talent while celebrating the outdoors. This
By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Palmetto Pride, South Carolina’s anti-litter task force, announced its clean-up numbers for trash pick-up during the statewide South Carolina Seven (SC7) expedition in July. According to Palmetto Pride Executive Director Sarah Lyles, Palmetto Pride volunteers – most of whom were hikers participating in the SC7