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Sweeps Across South Carolina: Kiawah Island Litter Sweep

September 1 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

From the mountains to the sea, plastic pollution has permeated into the landscapes we love. What better way to support South Carolina than by coming together to combat it? Join us, South Carolina Floodwater Commission, SC7 Expedition, D. Michael Wilson Foundation, Kiawah Conservancy, Town of Kiawah and Kiawah Island Golf Resort Nature Program for a socially distanced litter sweep on Kiawah Island.
– Hear from partners on plastic pollution’s impact on the natural world.
– Meet at Mingo Point at 11 a.m. to sign up for a preselected area in need of cleaning or find your favorite spot on the island to seek out debris. NOTE: Some areas are marsh so please bring mud boots!
– Upon completion, return to Mingo Point to drop off debris take photos of your findings.
– Bring a reusable water bottle; a water refill station will be available.
– As a token of thanks, all participants will receive a reusable shopping bag and a stainless steel straw!
– Supplies will be provided. Please remember to dress for the weather and bring a reusable water bottle. Masks are recommended.
About Sweeps Across South Carolina:
Sweeps Across South Carolina is a year-long initiative between the South Carolina Aquarium, South Carolina Floodwater Commission and SC7 Expedition. We are working together to draw the connection between litter in the natural environment and flooding, two issues that are prevalent throughout our beautiful state. We’re planning monthly sweeps that will move around the state and will document litter in the Litter-Free Digital Journal, a project of the South Carolina Aquarium Citizen Science app. Whether you reside in the Lowcountry, Midlands, Upstate, Pee Dee or Grand Strand, together we can help protect water, wildlife and wild places.
Sweeps Across South Carolina is made possible through Pam and D. Michael Wilson Plastic-Free Waters, an Aquarium program aimed at mitigating plastic pollution impacts through outreach, community engagement and conservation fieldwork across the state of South Carolina.

Details

Date:
September 1
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/525074808717980

Venue

Mingo Point
876 Kiawah Island Pkwy
Kiawah Island, SC 29455 United States
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