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Press Release
January 26, 2022 

Volunteers Planting Trees in Community Impacted by Floods

The community of Brittons Neck has seen serious flooding issues over the last several years after the Flood of 2015 and Hurricanes Matthew & Florence.  As a result, schools and businesses have closed and residents have been forced to evacuate away from their homes that had been in their families for generations. 

Community residents and partner organizations are joining together with SC Wildlife to make some changes before the next storm.  1000 trees which are native to our area and help to soak up water and provide drainage will be planted to improve the quality of life for residents, combat climate change, and make the community more resilient from flooding.  Natural infrastructure, or green space, is critical for storage and drainage of water during major storm events. 

Help is needed to plant tree seedlings in the rural community of Brittons Neck on Saturdays in February.  The kick-off event will be February 5th at noon – community members and volunteers can choose to help for any amount of time. Free tree seedlings will also be distributed to residents of Brittons Neck during the event.  Trees will continue to be planted throughout February and March until 1000 trees have been planted in the community.  

Future plans include the development of a New Alpha CDC Environmental Justice Training & Sustainability Center in Brittons Neck.  This new facility will educate area residents as well as folks from across the Southeast in sustainable agriculture, community resilience, and outdoor recreation. 

For more information and to register to volunteer to help in February, visit: https://www.scwf.org/events.  Partners in this project include the New Alpha Community Development Corporation, Kingdom Living Temple, The Whitney M. Slater Foundation, Environmental Action Club (SC State University), the SC Wildlife Federation, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Dogwood Alliance.

Contacts:
New Alpha Community Development Corporation – Rev. Leo Woodberry – (843) 468-5265 – [email protected]
South Carolina Wildlife Federation – Sara Green – (803) 256-0670 – [email protected]

About the New Alpha Community Development Corporation:
New Alpha CDC works in the areas of the environment, health, and community economic development. The CDC places a particular emphasis on Environomics, the intersection where environmental issues and community economic development issues meet. Our mission is to help communities of low- and middle-income families with environmental health and community economic development issues to empower and emancipate people in communities. For more information, visit: 
www.newalphacdc.com.

About the South Carolina Wildlife Federation: 
One of 53 state & territory affiliates of the National Wildlife Federation, the South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the oldest conservation organization in the state actively advocating for science-based conservation policy and producing high-quality education programs. SCWF’s mission is to conserve and restore South Carolina’s wildlife and wildlife habitat through education and advocacy. For more information, visit: 
www.scwf.org.

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