Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Georgetown County, S.C. — The 25th annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, September 21. Each year thousands of people volunteer for the Sweep, South Carolina’s largest one-day litter cleanup of beaches, marshes and waterways.
Dress appropriately. Bring your gloves, boots and bug spray. Trash bags will be provided.
Come join Keep Georgetown Beautiful to clean the Sampit River from Morgan Park to the Stewart Parker House and Goat Island from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at East Bay Boat Landing. Lunch will be provided afterwards.
Pawleys Island will hold a beach sweep and creek sweep between 9 a.m. and noon. Participants are asked to meet at Pavilion Park on the North Causeway to the island.
Litter will be collected in provided trash bags and volunteers will fill out a checklist to determine what kinds of trash are being picked up.
Data will be used in a worldwide study. This is in conjunction the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Beach Sweep/River Sweep events.
In conjunction with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ annual Beach and River Sweep, Murrells Inlet 2020 is teaming up with local partners to host a Creek and River Sweep in Murrells Inlet. Down by the river, meet at K-Rae's (back door) at 8:45 a.m.
At the marsh, meet at the docks at Crazy Sister Marina at 8:45 a.m. Call 843-357-2007 for more information.
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