South Carolina Beach Sweep, River Sweep returns this weekend

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The 24th annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep will cleanup beaches statewide and is slated for Saturday, September 15 from 9 a.m. until noon.

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and S.C. Department of Natural Resources organize the statewide event, which is held in conjunction with the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. Anyone can participate – individuals, families, schools, youth groups, civic and conservation clubs and businesses. All necessary supplies are provided.

Last year over 3,000 volunteers removed 20 tons of debris at 200 locations statewide. In its 23-year history, nearly 1,100 tons of litter have been collected and recycled when possible.

Here is a list of sites in Horry & Georgetown counties:

North Myrtle Beach    
Gregg Barnhill
(843) 280-5673   map link

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Towers on the Grove
Blockade Runner Hotel to Cherry Grove Beach
Linda Bureau
(843) 692-9311

Wyndham Westwinds
33rd Ave. S. to 37th Ave. S.
Linda Bureau
(843) 692-9311

Wyndham Ocean Boulevard
Main Street to 6th Ave. S.
Linda Bureau
(843) 692-9311

Myrtle Beach     
Myrtle Beach Travel Park
Apache Pier to Briarcliff area 
Rebecca Kleinbach Murphy
(843) 449-2733    map link

67th Ave. N to 78th Ave. N
Mike Williams

Wyndham SeaWatch Plantation
Linda Bureau
(843) 692-9311    map link

31st Ave. N. to 45th Ave. N
Pat Pierce
(843) 602-5387    map link

8th Ave. N. to 2nd Ave. N.
Amanda Sturgeon
(843) 267-4511

Ocean Blvd. between cross streets of 9th Ave. N. and 21st Ave. N.   
Michelle Legate at Ripley's Aquarium
(843) 916-0888 ext. 3272    map link

15th Ave. S. to 29th Ave. S. and Withers Swash
Bruxanne E. Hein
(843) 333-2034    map link  

Myrtle Beach State Park
Ann Malys Wilson
(843) 238-0874    map link

Wyndham SeaWatch Plantation
Linda Bureau
(843) 692-9311    map link

Waccamaw River, Conway Waterfront and boat landings
Christine Ellis
(843) 349-4007    map link

Surfside Beach
Debbie Ellis
(843) 913-6339    map link

Garden City 
Bruxanne E. Hein
(843) 333-2034
    map link

Huntington Beach State Park
Mike Walker
(843) 235-8755    map link

Pawley's Island
Frank Johnson
(843) 340-1717    map link

Prince George beach
Shannon Guy
(843) 237-1120
    map link

Georgetown County 
Sampit River, City of Georgetown
Morgan Park to Stewart Parker house
Cindy Thompson
(843) 545-4100

Mingo Creek 
Phyllis Jordan or Jessica Jordan
(843) 546-0562    map link

DeBordieu Colony
Blanche Brown
(843) 527-4436    map link