Beach Sweep / River Sweep
Saturday, September 19, 2015, 9am - Noon
Organized by S.C. Sea Grant Consortium in partnership with S.C. Department of Natural Resources, this event is the largest one-day litter cleanup of South Carolina’s beaches and waterways. Every third Saturday in September thousands of South Carolinians volunteer to clear trash from our beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps.
The Gills Creek Watershed Association is coordinating cleanups in the watershed. Anyone can participate, including neighorhoods, home owners’ organizations, businesses, civic clubs, recreation clubs, individuals, families, school groups, church groups, and youth groups.
It’s easy to take part. Simply round up a group of friends, identify a potential site that needs to be cleaned up, and pick a ‘Site Captain’ that can help organize the cleanup. Site captains should contact Erich Miarka to ensure their site is not already taken by another group. Go outside, clean up your community, then come home and watch the Gamecocks beat the Bulldogs that evening. Sounds like a great day! Your group will be featured on the Beach Sweep/River Sweep web site and on the Gills Creek Watershed Association web site.
|Location||Site Captain||Organization||Phone||Cleanup Date|
|Gills Creek||Lewis Kirk||Gills Creek Watershed Association||803-787-3450||9/19/2015|
|Sesquicentennial State Park Lake||Cindy Becker||Girl Scouts|
|Cary Lake, Decker Blvd and Trenholm Rd||O. Alicia de Myhrer||Town of Arcadia Lakes||803-738-0733||9/19/2015|
|Gills Creek from Lake Katharine to Ft Jackson Blvd||Jessica Chau||NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) |
Benedict College Chapter
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...