Image by Dr. Elizabeth WennerImage by DSC_1299.jpg Beer cans and trash litter Morris Island after 4th of July celebrations.
Update July 19: This editorial cartoon at The Post and Courier raises the story from the dead ... by using pop icons from way back in the '90s.
Made me chuckle.
The paper also penned an editorial on the issue, but it pretty well states the obvious: People that trash pristine nature suck.
Charleston Waterkeeper got an early-morning call last week from a concerned citizen reporting absolute destruction on Morris Island.
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We had heard about the trash pileup on Folly Beach after the 4th of July celebrations, but the trash left at Morris Island by more than a thousand boaters outshone. And with no trash service on the island, the waste would lie there only until the tide came in and would wash out to the ocean.
Thankfully a community rally was organized and more than 1,000 pounds of beer cans, boxes, chairs, and just general trash were collected and removed by boat.
You can check out a video of the damage and the group's cleanup efforts on the Charleston Waterkeeper Web site, or you can check out more images and a write-up on the trash at The Post and Courier.