Beaufort County volunteers get ready for Sept. 21 beach, river sweep

info@islandpacket.comAugust 3, 2013 

Beaufort County volunteers are gearing up for the 25th annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep on Sept. 21.

The largest one-day litter cleanup of South Carolina's beaches and waterways is organized by the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.

Anyone can participate, including businesses, clubs and civic groups. Volunteers may select any waterway to clean.

Site captains lead local cleanups and recruit volunteers. Keep Beaufort County Beautiful will assist with registration and can help volunteers select a cleanup area, according to a news release. For more information, call site captains Carol Murphy or Beth Lewis at 843-255-2734 or

To clean one of the areas below, contact the corresponding site captain (also listed at ):

  • May River at Oyster Factory Park in Bluffton -- Kim Jones, 843-706-4593,

  • Bluffton Beach-All Joy Landing -- Phyllis Neville, 843-681-3646,

  • Mitchelville Beach and Fish Haul Creek on Hilton Head Island -- Kathy Weatherhead, 843-342-3029,

  • Driessen Beach Park on Hilton Head -- Daniel Gaddy,

  • Burke's Beach on Hilton Head -- Carlos Chacon, 843-689-3033, extension 226;

  • Coligny Beach and Islander Beach on Hilton Head -- Phyllis Neville, 843-681-3646,

  • Beach near Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head -- Rob Bender, 843-842-1951

  • Beaufort County boat landings, Beaufort River, May River -- Veronica Miller, 843-255-2741,

  • St. Helena Island, Lands End -- Bonnie Collins,

  • Harbor Island -- Fran Nolan, 843-838-4878,

  • Hunting Island State Park -- Jane Ann Lotton, 843-379-5821,

  • Fripp Island -- Megan Stegmeir and Alex Iriarte, 843-838-1516,

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    S.C. Sea Grant Consortium

    S.C. Department of Natural Resources

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