GCWA Beach Sweep/River Sweep 2016

Beach Sweep / River Sweep

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 9am - Noon

Start planning now for Beach Sweep/River Sweep 2016! The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and SC Sea Grant Consortium invite you to participate the state's largest one-day litter cleanup. This is the 28th year for Beach Sweep/River Sweep Day and we need volunteers to make it a huge success!

How to be involved

Participants are needed to serve as either Site Captains or regular volunteers. Site Captains are the key people who make individual sweep events (cleanups) happen. Site Captains are local leaders who choose a location to cleanup and organize a group of volunteers to participate. Regular volunteers can join an existing group by contacting a Site Captain who is looking for additional help. For more information on the Beach Sweep/River Sweep Day and to sign up, visit the DNR website.

The Gills Creek Watershed Association is helping to organize cleanups in the watershed. Our goal is cover the entire creek and its tributaries! Anyone can participate, including neighorhoods, home owners’ organizations, businesses, civic clubs, recreation clubs, individuals, families, school groups, church groups, and youth groups.

There is still a ton of flood related debris and litter in Gills Creek plus all of the trash since then. It's going to take a lot of continued work to reverse the litter problem in Gills Creek but we can do it with your help!

If you are interested in becoming a Site Captain and would like help identifying a location for cleanup, or if you just want to volunteer but don't have a group of your own contact Erich Miarka to find a group looking for additional help.

All participating groups will be featured on the Beach Sweep/River Sweep web site, and on the Gills Creek Watershed Association web site if you are in the watershed.

Location Site Captain Organization Phone              Cleanup Date
Jackson Creek and surrounding areaO. Alicia de MyhrerGCWA803-738-07339/17/2016
Little Jackson Creek/Cary LakeRachel TustinGills Creek Watershed Student Organization803-699-2750 ext 721429/17/2016
Gills Creek, Kilborne to RosewoodLewis KirkGCWA803-787-34509/17/2016

DNR's Beach Sweep/River Sweep website

Inland Coordinator: Bill Marshall at 803-734-9096.

Seagrant Consortium Facebook Page.

See GCWA's Beach Sweep / River Sweep event on Facebook.

For more information, please contact Erich Miarka.

Download a color pdf of the event flier...

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