Beach Sweep/River Sweep

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Would you like to be a part of this year’s Beach Sweep/River Sweep? Beach Sweep/River Sweep is South Carolina’s largest one-day volunteer cleanup event of its kind. Every 3rd Saturday in September, thousands of South Carolinians clear beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps of aquatic debris. The cleanup, organized by the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and S.C. Department of Natural Resources, has taken place annually since 1988 – when Sea Grant first started it. The Sweep takes place in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup, coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy.

Locally, residents can help keep our waterways free of trash and debris by participating in the 2017 Beach Sweep/River Sweep. This year, the cleanup will take place on Saturday, September 17, 2017.  Cleanup supplies will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. All volunteers will be required to sign a liability waiver. A parent or guardian must sign for participants under 18, and all participants under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please check back to our website — more information will be forthcoming as the date draws closer!


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