Correction: An earlier version of this story included Bluffton, which will not be participating in the cleanup on Saturday.
The annual fall Coastal Beach Sweep/River Sweep — postponed by the threat of Tropical Storm Irma — has been rescheduled for Saturday and Oct. 21.
Anyone can participate between 9 a.m. and noon cleaning up litter from beaches, marshes and waterways, according to a news release from the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium, which partners with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources to organize the event.
Last year, more than 4,100 volunteers removed nearly 24 tons of litter from the state’s beaches, marshes and waterways, the news release said. The haul included a gas grill, several televisions, two bed frames, a tricycle and the front bumper of a car. In the cleanup’s 28-year history, 1,233 tons of litter have been collected, and much of it was recycled.
Volunteers may organize their own cleanups or sign up to assist at cleanups already planned.
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For general information: Visit www.scseagrant.org.