28th Annual Beach Sweep/Creek Sweep

DATE: Saturday, September 17, 2016
TIME:  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
CHECK IN: 8:30 – 9 a.m.
CHECK IN LOCATION: 53rd Ave. North Boat Ramp in Cherry Grove
LUNCH: Starts at 11:30 am at the 53rd Ave. North Boat Ramp in Cherry Grove
VOLUNTEER: Contact Gregg Barnhill at 843-280-5673 or dgbarnhill@nmb.us

Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful will sponsor the local BEACH SWEEP / CREEK SWEEP again this year. We will be cleaning the ocean front areas of North Myrtle Beach and some areas of the marsh in Cherry Grove. Our Beach Sweep / Creek Sweep is a part of the SC Sea Grant Consortium Statewide Beach Sweep / River Sweep. If an individual or group would like to volunteer help on the Beach or Cherry Grove marsh area, contact Gregg Barnhill at 843-280-5673 or dgbarnhill@nmb.us .

Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful is volunteer committee to educate and empower the North Myrtle Beach community to personally improve the environment and enhance the quality of life and community pride through beautification, litter prevention and recycling.

Beach Sweep / River Sweep is South Carolina’s largest one-day volunteer cleanup. Every third Saturday in September thousands of South Carolinians clear beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps of aquatic debris. The cleanup, organized by the SC Sea Grant Consortium and SC Department of Natural Resources, Has taken place annually since 1988. The Sweep takes place in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup, coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy. Once the sweep is over, The Ocean Conservancy tallies all of the debris data. This data helps us learn the sources of litter so we can try to prevent litter before it starts.

Volunteer Groups and Sponsors

Keep NMB Beautiful, Sea Grant Consortium, Palmetto Pride, Driftwood GC, Optimist Club, Yaupon GC, NMB Pilot Club, Sea Oates GC, NS Sail and Power Squadron, Sea Coast Anglers, NMB Public Safety, NMB Public Works, NMB Parks & Recreation, Clemson Extension Service, American Legion Post 186, OD Shag Club, NMBHS National Honor Society, NMB Volunteer Rescue Squad, All NMB Schools, DHEC and many individual volunteers from the area.

This event is held in conjunction with the Beach Sweep 5k.

Open to the public.