Wanna get your feet wet with a little environmental cleanup? Check out the 2007 Sea Grant Beach Sweep/River Sweep on September 15, where volunteers from around the lowcountry remove aquatic debris from local beaches, rivers, lakes, and marshes.

Since launching in 1988, it has become South Carolina’s largest one-day volunteer cleanup event. And on top of that, it’s our local connection with The Ocean Conservancy’s annual International Coastal Cleanup. Since its inception, a global family of volunteers has collected over 100 million pounds of garbage from shorelines around the world. That figure makes me kind of wonder what it would be like if they hadn’t…wow.

Here in Charleston County, 11,500 pounds of garbage was collected last year by 951 volunteers – that’s an impressive turnout! So if you fell like getting outside, hanging with friends, and making a difference, check out the Sea Grant website to find a team captain in your area.



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