As part of our commitment to environmental stewardship, Santee Cooper has several wetlands restoration efforts underway. At our Camp Hall commerce park, Santee Cooper is returning property to its native condition, erasing logging and other industrial impacts in wetlands and improving critical areas beyond their original state. Crews have already planted 80,000 oak seedlings on 165 acres at Camp Hall in the winter, with plans to plant a total of more than 400 acres as part of our commitment to protect over 1,200 acres of wetlands at the park.
A similar effort is underway in Conway, S.C., where we are restoring approximately 380 acres that include excavated and cleaned former ash ponds and an industrial cooling pond. Santee Cooper has planted approximately 70,000 seedlings at the site since 2019 and sown additional seeds.