Clemson University

Beach Sweep/River Sweep

Participate in the 25th Annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep!

"Beach Sweep/River Sweep is South Carolina's largest one-day volunteer cleanup event of its kind. Every 3rd Saturday in September, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., thousands of South Carolinians clear beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps of aquatic debris. The cleanup, organized by the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and S.C. Department of Natural Resources, has taken place annually since 1988 - when Sea Grant first started it. 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 stop pollution before it starts." (via SC SeaGrant)

There are multiple opportunities to participate in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties.  Contact a site captain to volunteer or coordinate your own cleanup!  Check the SC SeaGrant website for details. 


Saturday, September 21, 2013


Ashley Cooper SEC, Carolina Clear

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General Public



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