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South Carolina 7 Expedition

Tom Mullikin leads this annual expedition, that begins in Oconee County, to highlight SC’s 7 natural wonders and raise awareness for floodwater prevention and resiliency across the state.
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Earth Day Ideas

Ways to care for our wonderful planet on Earth Day–and every day!
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Chattooga River Rafting

Your guide to understanding what makes the Chattooga River so special and suggestions for planning an unforgettable rafting trip down river.
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Forest Clean Up

Community members joined local Forest Service Ranger Districts to tackle the growing problem of litter within our national forest.
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Oconee Bell blooms here!

We’re one of only seven counties in the whole country where the delicate Oconee Bell is found growing wild. View it in bloom at Devils Fork State Park mid-March thru early April.
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A Day At Little River

A spot on the Little River is a great place for summer days and also a great fun option on a warm fall afternoon.
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Discover Oconee: The Blue Wall

Insight about nature and seasonal occurrences along the Southern Blue Ridge Escarpment a.k.a. the Blue Wall
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Jocassee Gorges: Destination of a Lifetime!

Nearly a decade after Jocassee Gorges was named a “Destination of a Lifetime” by National Geographic, this area remains worthy of distinction and offers nature lovers a spectacular place to visit!
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Earth Day Everyday

Tornados are crazy, unpredictable weather events that prove Mother Nature can not be controlled by humans.
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Chau-Ram has grown!

Chau Ram County Park has increased in size and now includes 400-acres of protected land to be used for public recreation.
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Saving the Monarch Butterfly

The numbers of eastern Monarchs have plummeted over the past few decades and biologists are concerned they may be facing extinction.
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Stay Wild

Annual event fundraiser celebrates the Chattooga River and benefits the Chattooga Conservancy’s work to protect, promote and restore this precious river and its extraordinary watershed.
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