Beach/River Sweep will be Sept. 17 on Daufuskie

Saturday, September 17 •  2pm

Beach Road Gazebo at Bloody Point & Calibogue Beach Club at Haig Point

The Daufuskie Island Conservancy and the Haig Point Environmental Committee will partner again this year with the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources in their annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep. Last year, statewide, 3,625 volunteers cleared nearly 14 tons of litter covering 181 miles of beaches, marshes and waterways at 130 clean up locations in seven counties in the state!

The Daufuskie Island Clean Up will be Saturday, September 17th and volunteers are asked to gather at 2:00 p.m. at one of two locations on the Island:

• Beach Road Gazebo at Bloody Point

• Calibogue Beach Club at Haig Point

We will distribute supplies, assign teams and clean up areas along the Calibogue Beach and the Atlantic Ocean Beach from Haig Point to Bloody Point. Refreshments will be provided. The time will coincide with Low Tide.

Volunteers are advised to wear hard sole shoes & gloves, bring water bottles, wear sunscreen, hat or sun visor.

Only approved vehicles are permitted on the beach, as several turtle nests will remain.

Please join us in this effort to clean up the shoreline around Daufuskie where possible. Aquatic debris is a danger to our wildlife, our safety and our economy. Fish, birds, turtles and other animals often mistake trash for food. As a result, animals get entangled in or ingest litter with deadly results. Daufuskie Island is so fortunate to have such a large variety of aquatic life in our waters.

To volunteer and for further information, please contact Eileen Pojednic at 201-401-6131 or erpojednic@aol.com or Yvonne Clemons at 843-785-7490 or yclemons60@gmail.com.

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