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Dominion Energy Offers Trees for Lake Murray Residents to Enhance Shoreline

CAYCE, S.C. (Feb. 10, 2020) - Lake Murray property owners will soon have the opportunity to pick up free trees for planting along the shoreline. Dominion Energy will offer three varieties of saplings this month for property owners to plant along the lakeshore.

The Lake Murray Shoreline Habitat Enhancement Project tree giveaway will be Friday, Feb. 28 from 1-6 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 29 from 8 a.m.- noon. Pickup will be at the Dominion Energy recreation park at 1797 N. Lake Drive in Lexington.

Lake property owners will be able to select a maximum of three trees from a variety of species. The varieties include Bald Cypress, Southern Wax Myrtles, Willow Oaks, and Crabapple. Each is a 3-gallon nursery stock and approximately 4-5 feet in height.

“Our annual tree giveaway is part of our ongoing commitment to re-establishing shoreline vegetation, controlling erosion, protecting water quality, and enhancing fish habitat,” said Billy Chastain, Dominion Energy South Carolina Manager of Lake Management. “Additional trees along the shore can also improve Lake Murray’s overall beauty.”

The Shoreline Habitat Enhancement Project is a cooperative effort between Dominion Energy, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and lake interest groups. For more information on the Habitat Enhancement Project, call Dominion Energy’s Lake Management Department at 803-217-9221.

About Dominion Energy

Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe energy and is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with more than $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution and import/export services. The company expects to cut generating fleet carbon dioxide emissions 80 percent by 2050 and reduce methane emissions from its gas assets 50 percent by 2030. Please visit www.DominionEnergy.com to learn more.