Whether it's building the Palmetto Trail, preserving an American Revolutionary War Battlefield, or publishing a new book, we couldn't do it without PARTNERS. A huge Thank You to the many companies that have helped
sponsor our projects. Recent sponsors include:
As a leader in the Healthy South Carolina movement, BCBS has
committed $100,000 to begin an endowment fund for the Palmetto Trail. The endowment fund will be used to pay for maintenance and enhancements on existing passages. Currently there are 275 miles open and awaiting exploration.
To help fight the growing obesity problem in America, Palmetto Health is
the founding sponsor of our Jr. Trailblazers program. 5th graders at
various schools in Richland 1 are taught a 4-week curriculum by PCF staffer Kari Fox that culminates in a hike on the Palmetto Trail. We hope to develop and encourage
in children a life long interest in hiking and the out-of-doors.
Advance America is the sponsor of our newest trail bridge, a 65 ft. fiberglass truss bridge over Fairforest Creek in the Croft Passage of the Palmetto Trail. Recognizing the historic significance of Croft and its scenic beauty, Advance America is proud to be a part of its protection and to offer unique opportunities for outdoor recreation to the public.
Santee Cooper has been our oldest partner. The first
passage of the Palmetto Trail was the 26-mile segment around Lake
Moultrie, opened in 1996. Since then Santee Cooper has
facilitated the 33-mile Lake Marion Passage, sponsored the
publishing of two editions of the
Palmetto Trail Low Country Guide,
and in 2008, provided funding to start up our first outdoor centers
at High Hills and Hell Hole.