Come out and join us for the 27th Annual DeBordieu Beach Sweep on Saturday, September 19, 2015. This is South Carolina’s largest one-day volunteer cleanup event of its kind in this area. The Sweep takes place in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup, coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy.
Protect the Wildlife
Aquatic debris is dangerous. Seeing the effects of it first-hand, by participating in the cleanup, can demonstrate that. Litter is a danger to our wildlife, our safety, and our economy.
South Carolina is lucky to have such a vast amount of wonderful aquatic resources. We are home to a diverse wildlife population. But, if we don’t care for our natural resources, they won’t continue on.
Do It For The Kids
Can you imagine a future in which your children or grandchildren won’t be able to enjoy our beaches? Won’t be able to fish or go boating? If we don’t address the consequences of our throwaway, disposable lifestyle now, these grim possibilities could become our reality, experts tell us. Don’t let it happen!
Every 3rd Saturday in September, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., thousands of South Carolinians clear beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps of aquatic debris. The cleanup, organized by the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and S.C. Department of Natural Resources, has taken place annually since 1988 when it was first started by Sea Grant.
Once the Beach Sweep is over, the Ocean Conservancy tallies up all of the information on the debris collected. This data helps them learn the sources of litter so the pollution can be stopped before it starts.