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SCE&G Gives Trees To Enhance Lake Murray Shoreline

Feb 08, 2019 10:51AM ● By Kathleen Maris

SCE&G, a subsidiary of Dominion Energy, will provide trees to lake property owners through the Lake Murray Shoreline Habitat Enhancement Project. The giveaway will be Friday, Feb. 22 from 1-6 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 23 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the SCE&G recreation park site at 1797 N. Lake Drive.

Lake property owners can select a maximum of three trees from a variety of species including Bald Cypress, Southern Wax Myrtles, Willow Oaks, and Crabapple. The trees are 3-gallon nursery stock and approximately 4-5 feet in height.

“For nearly 20 years, we’ve been committed to supporting the Lake Murray Shoreline Habitat Enhancement Project, which works to re-establish shoreline vegetation, control erosion, protect water quality, and enhance the fish habitat,” said Billy Chastain, SCE&G lake management. “The planting of additional trees also serves to improve the overall beauty of the lake.”

The shoreline enhancement project for Lake Murray is a cooperative effort between SCE&G, the Department of Natural Resources, and lake interest groups. For more information on the Habitat Enhancement Project, call SCE&G’s Lake Management Department at 803-217-9221.

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