Clemson University President Dr. Jim Clements announced a partnership with POWERPLANTSC, which is preparing for what officials say will be a record 3.3-plus million loblolly pine tree seeds planted across South Carolina on Earth Day, April 22.
In a public service announcement released this week, Clements says, “Clemson is proud to partner with the S.C. Floodwater Commission to lead an ambitious effort to plant three-million tree seeds on Earth Day … We need your help. I’m asking every South Carolina citizen, student, business, church, non-profit, and all other civic-minded organizations to join in on what will be the largest single-day tree-planting event in American history.”
[Watch the full PSA here].
Conceived and directed by global expedition leader and S.C. Floodwater Commission Chairman Tom Mullikin, POWERPLANTSC will involve Boy Scouts, 4-H club members, Future Farmers of America, schools and other key participants in 46 counties, statewide.
“We are not only planting and growing trees, but this is about growing our economy and growing our state,” said S.C. Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette. “Through POWERPLANTSC we are now educating our children as to how important our environment is.”
The single-day statewide effort will begin with a tree-planting event hosted by Gov. Henry McMaster at the Governor’s Mansion in Columbia on the morning of April 22.
In addition to Clemson University, POWERPLANTSC partners include the S.C. Forestry Commission, the S.C. Dept. of Education, the S.C. Dept. Corrections, Duke Energy, Dominion Energy, Palmetto Pride, the S.C. Association of Counties, Keep America Beautiful, Yamaha Rightwaters, and Scouts BSA.
– For more information about POWERPLANTSC, please visit https://powerplantsc.com/.