Beach Sweep / River Sweep

Saturday, September 17, 9am-Noon
Beach Sweep / River Sweep - organized by S.C. Sea Grant Consortium in partnership with S.C. Department of Natural Resources - is the largest one-day litter cleanup of South Carolina's beaches and waterways!

GCWA is cleaning up Gills Creek in the Crowson Rd/Crosshill Market area, and Little Jackson creek near Decker Blvd. We are looking for more folks to step up and be Site Captains in the watershed!

Beach Sweep/River Sweep is an annual event for South Carolina since 1988 and is held in conjunction with The Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup, which involves several hundred-thousand volunteers in over 75 nations. Every third Saturday in September thousands of South Carolinians volunteer to clear trash from our beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps.

More info...
SCDNR Beach Sweep/Riversweep web site...
Facebook event...
Gills Creek Watershed Map
Click to see an interactive map of the watershed with project information.

The Gills Creek Watershed is among the largest impaired urban watersheds in South Carolina, and contains over 70 miles of streams and lakes, and 47,000 acres of land. The watershed is included in the cities of Columbia, Cayce, Forest Acres, and Arcadia Lakes; Richland County, and the US Army's Fort Jackson.

The watershed's headwaters start above Sesquicentennial State Park and flow into the Congaree River just above the Congaree Swamp National Park.

The Gills Creek Watershed Association is dedicated to restoring the watershed through education, grass roots action, public and private partnerships, remediation projects, and controlled development.

The goal is to return the Gills Creek Watershed to a living resource providing recreational opportunities, habitat for native wildlife and plants, and a national model for watershed planning and management.

You can participate by joining the Association, becoming active in the Association's initiatives, spreading the word to your friends, neighbors and co-workers, and promoting the Association and its vision to your elected officials.

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