Thousands turn out to pick up tons of trash from Beaufort waterways

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Trucker hats, tennis balls, food packaging, love letters in bottles -- all sorts of interesting things turn up when 6,000 folks fan out for the 22nd annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep to collect some 50 tons of trash from South Carolina waterways and marshes.

In the Beaufort area more than 1,500 came out and The Island Packet has a report and a couple photos and up in the Charleston area more than 2,000 came out and The Post and Courier has a write-up and photo gallery.

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