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Success of South Carolina Seven 2023 far exceeding all expectations

SC7 LEADER and chair of the S.C. Floodwater Fee Dr. Tom Mullikin paddling on the Lynches River, close to Odell Venters Touchdown, Johnsonville, S.C., earlier this week.

WOMEN OF SC7 (L-R) – Biologist Abbey Stevens, S.C. Nationwide Heritage Hall (SCNHC); Dr. Susan Johnson, MUSC; SC7’s Chief Logistics Officer Michelle McCollum, pres. of the SCNHC; and Sonja Milisic, former particular assistant to the S.C. Lieutenant Governor.

MILITARY VETERANS WITH SC7 – Pictured are veterans of the U.S. Military and U.S. Marine Corps on the SC7 path earlier this month.

With 9 days remaining, the SC7 Expedition is setting a measurable document far past earlier years’ indeterminate numbers

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, USA, July 21, 2023/ — SC7 officers say this yr’s trek from the mountains of South Carolina to the ocean (each Myrtle Seashore and the Lowcountry) has far exceeded all expectations in phrases of bodily participation, attending media protection, and normal readership numbers from SC7-related articles printed in newspapers, magazines, on broadcast media (TV and radio) web sites in addition to social media.

In response to SC7’s third-party media monitoring platform working along with SC7’s in-house media info assortment, as of Friday afternoon, 15.5-million households have been reached (print media, tv, and radio) since June 28. These numbers embrace 723 articles printed and roughly 67,000 social media impressions. Extra figures unbiased of the 15.5M embrace 38,000 SC7 web site visits, and 10.5K digital reads of the SC7 on-line subject information.

These numbers are rising as is the quantity of members – younger and outdated and of all health ranges – turning out for SC7 occasions throughout the state because the expedition, at the moment in Charleston, makes it approach south alongside the coast towards historic Beaufort and the storied Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.

“The wonder of South Carolina is being proven to the world by means of SC7 together with the state’s place of international management with resiliency,” stated Dr. Tom Mullikin, SC7 Expedition chief. “We’ve got actually been overwhelmed by the response and the ever-increasing stage of curiosity.”

SC7’s Chief Logistics Officer Michelle McCollum agrees.

“Throughout every of phase of the expedition, public participation and assist has been monumental,” stated McCollum who additionally serves as president and CEO of the S.C. Nationwide Heritage Hall (Nationwide Park Service). “We’re clearly putting a chord with South Carolinians and guests to the Palmetto State as we educate households concerning the magnificence of South Carolina and find out how to assist shield it for future generations.”

The 4th annual month-long SC7 Expedition is a three way partnership between the Mullikin-founded World Eco Adventures and McCollum’s S.C. Nationwide Heritage Hall. Individuals – who’re primarily mountaineering, but in addition whitewater rafting, kayaking, and fairly a couple of SCUBA diving – started their trek within the Upstate, July 1, and have thus far included Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette; S.C. Senator Thomas Alexander, president of the Senate; and an entire host of high enterprise and navy leaders together with Main Common Jeff Jones, the adjutant normal of S.C.; Col. (Ret.) Kevin Shwedo, government director of the S.C. Division of Motor Autos and the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Military; and Mike Callahan, president of Duke Power South Carolina; to call a couple of.

Alongside the best way, Mullikin, a famend international expedition chief and chair of the S.C. Floodwater Fee, along with different naturalists and historians have been showcasing the state’s seven geographic wonders exploring, observing, and educating alongside a route carefully paralleling a number of hundred miles of the famed Palmetto Path from the mountains, by means of the Midlands, and eventually to the ocean.

The seven designated wonders of South Carolina embrace the Chattooga River; Sassafras Mountain; the Jocassee Gorges; the Congaree Nationwide Forest; the Edisto River; the Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto Basin (universally known as the ACE Basin); and Bull Island-Cape Romain Nationwide Wildlife Refuge: “Each a singular geographical treasure,” in line with Mullikin.

Litter sweeps, river-debris clearing missions, different environmental cleanups, and path repairs are going down alongside the best way, in addition to offshore work on beforehand put in – and extra set up of – smart-reef methods and system elements. SC7 2023’s sensible reef efforts are a continuation of SC7’s 2022 work and past.

Quite a few SC7 occasions are going down all through the weekend within the Charleston space. And on Monday, July 24, Mount Nice Mayor Will Haynie and Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg will hike from their respective cities up-and-across the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge (aka Cooper River Bridge) linking up mid-span over the Cooper River for a photo-op and filming session with the crew of the brand new SC7 documentary movie mission.

Duke Power South Carolina is the presenting sponsor for this yr’s SC7 Expedition. Additionally partnering with SC7 is the Medical College of South Carolina (MUSC) and Blue Cross Blue Defend (BCBS) of South Carolina that are the named well being and wellness sponsors for 2023. The S.C. Division of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (SCPRT) is SC7’s Ecotourism sponsor.

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Dr. Susan L. Johnson, Medical College of South Carolina, speaks from the SC7 path in North Charleston, S.C., July 20, 2023.


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