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Litter Cleanup Volunteers Needed

Jun 2, 2012 | News

Join S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and S.C. Department of Natural Resources for the 24th annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep on Saturday, September 15, 2012. Last year over 3,000 dedicated volunteers removed 20 tons of debris from our beaches, marshes, and waterways, but there is more work to be done.

Beach Sweep/River Sweep—South Carolina’s largest one-day cleanup—is held each year in conjunction with the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. A list of coastal site captains and areas covered is available online. Simply choose a site and contact the site captain directly to let them know you’d like to join their team. If you’re interested in cleaning a needy area that is not listed, please contact Susan Ferris Hill, coastal coordinator, at (843) 953-2092 or Volunteers who want to help inland may contact Bill Marshall at (803) 734-9096 or

Beach Sweep/River Sweep is funded primarily from private sources. Major sponsors for the 2011 cleanup were Ashbritt, Inc., BP Cooper River Plant, Charleston City Marina, Charleston Water System, Coastal Expeditions, Mt. Pleasant Waterworks, The Duke Energy Foundation, and Walmart Market #34.