Month of Earth Day events begins Saturday

emoody@beaufortgazette.comApril 16, 2014 

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Although the official, national Earth Day is Tuesday, Beaufort County agencies and organizations are gearing up for events spanning almost a full month.

The town of Port Royal gets the festivities started in northern Beaufort County on Saturday; most events in southern Beaufort County will take place April 26. Events include informational fairs, beach and waterway clean-ups, an oyster-reef building exercise, children's activities, and chances for residents to dispose of hazardous waste.

Events include:

Saturday
  • Earth Day at the Port Royal Farmers Market, 8:30 a.m.. to noon, Naval Heritage Park, Ribaut Road, Port Royal. Information: 843-522-8100, shelby.berry@sc.nacdnet.net
  • Earth Day events at Port Royal Crab Festival, noon to 5 p.m., Paris Avenue, Port Royal
  • Tuesday
  • Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Earth Day presentation, 11 a.m., Edgar C. Glenn Boat Landing on Lemon Island, S.C. 170 at Echotango Road, Okatie
  • Daufuskie Island Conservancy Earth Day, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Haig Point Club House, Dafuskie. Information: 843-842-3456, karenopderbeck@hargray.com
  • April 26
  • Hunting Island Beach Sweep, 10 a.m., Hunting Island State Park. Information: vanestor@hargray.com
  • Score Reef Build, 11 a.m., parking at 41 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort, walk to railway track crossing. Reservations: score@dnr.sc.gov
  • May River Sweep, 9 a.m. to noon, Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. Information: 843-706-4559, blewis@townofbluffton.com
  • Earth Day Bluffton "Experience Green," 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Historic Bluffton. Information: http://www.experiencegreen.org
  • Hilton Head Town Resident Hazardous Waste and Prescription Medication Collection, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 26 Summit Drive, Hilton Head Island. Information: http://www.bcgov.net/recycle
  • May 3
  • Beaufort County hazardous waste and prescription medication collection, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 140 Shanklin Road, Beaufort. Information: http://www.bcgov.net/recycle
  • May 17
  • Beaufort County e-waste and shredding, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 140 Shanklin Road, Beaufort, and 9 Benton Field Road, Bluffton. Information: http:// www.bcgov.net/recycle

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