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Beach Sweep/River Sweep

Thanks, volunteers, for making the 2021 Beach Sweep/River Sweep a success! Join us on Saturday, September 17, 2022 for the 33rd annual cleanup.

What is Beach Sweep/River Sweep?

Beach Sweep/River Sweep is South Carolina’s largest one-day volunteer waterway cleanup event. Every 3rd Saturday in September since 1988, thousands of South Carolinians clear beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps of aquatic debris.

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium leads the beach cleanup efforts, while SCDNR leads the inland cleanups . The Sweep takes place in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup, coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy .