Retired SC National Guard Brigadier General Marie Goff and her husband, Eddie Goff, pose on one of the trails visited on the SC7 Expedition. The couple volunteer in the statewide environmental awareness effort each year.
Expedition leader Dr. Tom Mullikin speaks to a group of Expedition participants and interested parties.
Digital Field Guide - A Digital Field Guide offers information on each year’s expedition, which is open to the public.
The 7 Wonders of South Carolina, from the mountains to the sea, are visited on a hike led by the SC7 team.
All the activities are voluntary and can be skipped, such as white water rafting and scuba diving.
The expeditions are a wonderful way for those with time to really explore the wonders of SC.
The hike is led by the SC7 team on an annual expedition.
Most activities are free except for occasional park fees or guided trips.
With the nation’s second highest rainfall totals, the Jocassee Gorges is rife with waterfalls and rare plants.
SC’s Jocassee Gorges Wilderness Area was named by Nat Geo as one of 50 of the World’s Last Great Places.
Author, explorer, attorney, research professor at CCU, and environmental advocate Dr Tom Mullikin leads each SC7 Expedition. He was appointed by Gov. McMaster as the Chairman of the SC Floodwater Commission in 2018.
The 2023 SC7 Expedition will be held July 1-30, and, as in previous expeditions, involves hiking, diving, rafting, camping, environmental studies, cleanup and mitigation work, and much more
The SC7 Expedition involves plenty of activity and adventure.
Dr. Tom Mullikin (front, left), a Camden native, poses with SC7 Expedition divers. He has a distinguished military career that prepared him for a life as an adventurer, explorer, and as a tireless advocate for the environment.
The Coastal Carolina University research vessel, the Coastal Explorer, assisted in the deployment of “Smart Reefs” last summer.
Several teams helped deploy Smart Reefs along the SC coast, from Little River to Charleston, in July 2022. They will act as an observation system disseminating a variety of data to orbiting satellites. The effort, led by the SC7 Expedition team, will offer climate scientists the modeling information needed to address manmade climate changes, including sea level rise, which is of great concern to coastal SC residents and visitors.
“We’re really trying to get conversations [about the environment] started, and move from aspirational to operational.” - Dr. Tom Mullikin, CCU Research Profes
SC Lt. Governor Pamela Evette poses with Dr. Tom Mullikin and members of the SC7 Expedition in front of the Newberry Opera House after nearby clean-up efforts.