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.
- 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, email@example.com
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org April 26
- Hunting Island Beach Sweep, 10 a.m., Hunting Island State Park. Information: email@example.com
- Score Reef Build, 11 a.m., parking at 41 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort, walk to railway track crossing. Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org
- May River Sweep, 9 a.m. to noon, Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. Information: 843-706-4559, email@example.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