April 1st marks the beginning of South Carolina’s Safe Digging Month. Below you will find ways in which we are celebrating and promoting 811. We also have resources to help you promote the importance of safe digging during April.

To view the Governor’s Proclamation, click here.

To learn more about 811, check out the 811 fact sheet.

For Social Media Messages, click here.

To view our Safe Digging Month press release, click here.

100 Free Trees

April is not only Safe Digging Month, but also a month about celebrating the earth with Arbor Day and Earth Day. This April we are promoting safe digging and the earth by giving away 100 trees during the month of April.

We have partnered with a few local nurseries where we will be giving away trees. When you visit the nursery, you will visit the SC811 table where you will request for your lines to be marked. Note: Please create your portal account in advance to speed up the process. Click here to visit the portal and click “Sign Up” to create an account. Be sure to confirm your account by clicking on the email confirmation link. Once your locate is requested at the SC811 table you will be given a voucher to be used at that time for a free tree up to a $50 value. See below for dates and locations.

Free Tree News Release

Monday, April 3 @3pm

Tuesday, April 4 @3pm

Due to bad weather, this has been moved 

Woodley’s Garden Center

2840 Dreher Shoals Road
Columbia, SC 29212

Monday, April 10 @3pm

Wilson’s Nursery & Garden Center

921 W Main St
Rock Hill, SC 29730

Monday, April 17 @3pm

Angel Oak Nursery

2484 Ashley River Rd
Charleston, SC 29414

Monday, April 24 @3pm

Martin Garden Center

198 Martin Rd
Greenville, SC 29607

Can You Dig It? Game!

Join us for a month-long web promotion beginning April 1. “Dig” for prizes every day with a virtual shovel into 1 of 20 virtual “dirt piles” in hopes of finding a prize notification underneath. Over $5000 in prizes during the month. Users may return to www.Safedigging.me each day for another chance to win until April 30.

The promotion allows visitors one dig per day. However, bonus questions are included as well, to not only give users the ability to learn more about Call 811 and the importance of safe digging, but also to earn an extra “dig” to double a user’s chances of winning a prize every day. Be careful! Dig in the wrong area and you could hit a water, gas, power, phone or sewer line, resulting in no prize for that particular day. Lucky diggers have the chance to win an iPad Mini, Kindle Fire HD, Apple TV, Jawbone JAMBOX, iPod Shuffle, Samsung Chromebook, XBox 360, Sony Cybershot WX50, Call 811 shirts and mugs and gift cards from VISA, iTunes, Amazon and Starbucks. Call 8-1-1 before starting any digging project.

School Tree Plantings

During the month of April, we like to education students about the importance of safe digging as well. If you know a school teacher who would be interested in a safe digging demonstration and tree planting at their school, please contact us or fill out the form below.

Safe Digging Month from our Members

Are you doing anything to celebrate Safe Digging Month? If so, please send pictures and information to [email protected] and we will feature you on our social media pages.