Help keep Beaufort beautiful this Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, Beaufort County is holding a county-wide cleanup event all day Saturday, April 22nd. Residents are invited to show their love and appreciation for the beautiful beaches, handsome roads and wonderful waterways of Beaufort County, by participating in the 2017 Beaufort County Cleanup event.

Individuals, families, businesses, civic groups, and others can participate in the cleanup day and improve the local ecosystem by picking up litter throughout Beaufort County.

“This is an opportunity for us to unite together in a collaborative effort to enhance and preserve the beauty of our County,” said Caroline Jordan, Beaufort County Solid Waste and Recycle Volunteer Coordinator.  “The benefits are two-fold. We’re addressing concerns about litter and celebrating the beauty of our County.”

Volunteers are encouraged to dress to work outdoors, wear hats and gloves and use bug spray and sunscreen. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of two or more individuals can register online at www.bcgov.net/cleanupday.

Once registered, groups can pick up supplies and information at one of the Beaufort County Public Works locations at:
120 Shanklin Road, Beaufort
9 Benton Field Road, Bluffton

Groups are asked to pick up litter for a minimum of two hours. At the conclusion of the day, each group is asked to report details of their pickup efforts, including number of bags filled, hours worked, and number of volunteers, by emailing cjordan@bcgov.net. All bags should be disposed of by each group.

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For more information contact Caroline Jordan at 843-255-2734. Visit www.bcgov.net/cleanupday to register.

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