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August 22, 2014

26th Annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep Set for Sept. 20

The 26th annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Each year thousands of people volunteer for the Sweep, South Carolina’s largest one-day litter cleanup of beaches, marshes and waterways.

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is once again partnering with the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium to organize the statewide event, which is held in conjunction with the OceanRiver sweep Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. Anyone can participate – individuals, families, schools, youth groups, civic and conservation clubs and businesses. Volunteers either organize their own cleanups at sites that are not already covered or they may sign up to assist at the scheduled cleanup locations.

Last year over 5,200 dedicated volunteers removed around 65,000 pounds of litter from the state’s beaches, marshes and waterways.

To participate in coastal counties, contact Susan Ferris Hill at (843) 953-2078 or susan.ferris.hill@scseagrant.org. For inland counties, contact Bill Marshall at (803) 734-9096 or marshallb@dnr.sc.gov.


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