Protect Water Quality: Participate In River Sweep

YOU can help protect water quality by participating in Beach Sweep/River Sweep.  Beach Sweep/River Sweep is South Carolina’s largest one-day volunteer cleanup of its kind.  Every 3rd Saturday in September, thousands of South Carolinians clear beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes and swamps of aquatic debris.  Last year, over 3,000 dedicated volunteers removed 20 tons of litter from the state’s beaches, marshes, and waterways.  In the cleanup’s 23-year history, nearly 1,100 tons of litter have been collected, and much of it was recycled.

The cleanup is organized statewide by the SC Sea Grant Consortium and the SC Department of Natural Resources.  Locally, site captains identify an area that needs attention and coordinate cleanup for that site.  The Florence Darlington Stormwater Consortium and Keep Florence Beautiful  are teaming up to clean Jeffries Creek park on Saturday, September 15 from 9:00 AM – Noon.  The Park consists of about 55 acres between Edisto Drive and DeBerry Boulevard.  Anyone can participate – families, schools, youth groups, civic and conservation clubs and businesses.  Trash bags and water will be provided.  Participants are encouraged to wear long pants and close-toed shoes that can get wet/muddy.

Remember….We ALL live downstream.  You can be a solution to pollution!  If you are interested participating, please contact Terasa Young at


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