Santee -- Dominion Energy has donated $10,000 to Santee State Park for improvements to exhibits in the park’s visitor center. The grant is awarded through Dominion Energy’s philanthropic arm, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as part of its efforts to support environmental education and stewardship projects across its footprint. The grant will be used to revamp the aquarium section of the exhibit and add emphasis on native birding at Lakes Marion and Moultrie.
“We are grateful to Dominion Energy for their support of an important aspect of the visitor experience at Santee State Park,” said Phil Gaines, Director of the South Carolina State Park Service. “The more visitors appreciate the natural significance of this lake, the better we can manage for future generations.”
Santee State Park covers 2,500 acres around Lake Marion, a 110,000-acre impoundment in the middle of the state. In addition to the exhibit, the park has campgrounds, cabins, picnic shelters, a community building, and hiking and biking trails. It is perhaps most widely known for record-size catfish and land-locked striped bass.
“Dominion Energy is pleased to support the South Carolina State Park Service and its programs that preserve, enhance and make nature more accessible,” said Kristen Beckham, external affairs representative for Dominion Energy. “Educating people about the environment is an important step in protecting South Carolina’s natural resources and Dominion Energy is excited to be part of it.”
For more information, contact Santee State Park at 803-854-2408 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dominion Energy's Environmental Education and Stewardship grants support a variety of initiatives that benefit schools, organizations and communities across the country. In 2018, Dominion Energy is awarding $1 million in grants to 129 organizations in 12 states working to improve natural spaces or encourage environmental stewardship. Since 2003, Dominion has donated nearly $32 million to a wide variety of environmental projects across its footprint. To learn more, please visit www.dominionenergy.com, Facebook or Twitter.