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

Global Climate Change and the impacts of Desertification are addressed By Chris Carter Dr. Tom Mullikin, chair of the gubernatorially established S.C. Floodwater Commission and representing the University of South Carolina’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management where he teaches, spoke to upwards of 100 guests from around the worldContinue 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

Trail Town designations launched by the S.C. National Heritage Corridor Last summer, S.C. Lt. Governor Pamela Evette, officials with the S.C. National Heritage Corridor and those of the statewide SC7 Expedition christened the City of Conway near Myrtle Beach, S.C. as the first of other soon-to-be-named South Carolina Trail Towns.Continue 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