Thursday, April 11, 2013
Spring has sprung and Earth Day is around the corner, which can only mean that the 13th Annual May River Cleanup and Earth Day Celebration are quickly approaching! This year’s events are brought to you by the Town of Bluffton, Experience Green and Carson Cottages with the support of many partners.
To celebrate both, please SAVE THE DATE of SATURDAY, APRIL 27th, 2013!
Plan to bring your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to the May River Cleanup at the Oyster Factory Park from 9AM to 12PM to clean our beloved May River and the streets and coves leading to the river. If you have a boat or kayak, we NEED YOUR HELP to gather trash! Thanks to Marshgrass Adventures and Outside Hilton Head, we will have some additional kayaks available for use on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Town is proud to be one of 18 national recipients of a “Think Green” grant from Waste Management and Keep America Beautiful. With their support, as well as support from Palmetto Pride and Keep Beaufort County Beautiful, all supplies will be provided. And Island Crossing Starbucks is providing coffee! You just need to wear boots or waders to clean along the marsh, or sturdy shoes to clean roadside. If you have any other questions, please call Kim Jones at 843.706-4593 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers can then enjoy a fantastic environmental education fair on site with student research displays from the University of South Carolina Beaufort – Gateway Campus, Beaufort County Recycles, Beaufort Conservation District, Coastal Discovery Museum’s Sea Turtle Protection Project, McCracken Middle School horseshoe crab research, Beaufort County Open Land Trust, Friends of Bluffton Dog Parks, Carolina Clear, and Together for Beaufort.
Volunteers can keep enjoying the festivities by taking a short stroll to the Carson Cottages on Calhoun Street for a FREE LUNCH as our way of saying “thank you” for your participation! Experience Green has organized a Green Expo Earth Day Celebration from 11AM to 4PM with great exhibits, vendors and family-friendly activities for all to enjoy. To help volunteer at the Earth Day Celebration, please contact Carl Conklin at 843.681.9100 or email@example.com.
Monday, October 29, 2012
ATTENTION ALL BOATERS, ANGLERS & WATERMEN:
From November 2nd - 4th bring your unwanted equipment to any one of 11 locations across Beaufort County for FREE disposal during the first ever CLEAN MARINE EVENT!
The Clean Marine Event is intended to help prevent boating and fishing equipment from becoming derelict or discarded into our coastal waterways and marshes. Each year, abandoned boats, old fishing gear, discarded equipment and building materials become marine debris that threatens the health and safety of our coastal environment. We need to work together to dispose of unused equipment properly before it damages the marsh, shellfish beds, and endangers people and marine life.
This event is funded and sponsored through a partnership with state and local coastal resource agencies, organizations, the marine industry and local municipalities in Beaufort County, with local volunteers from USCB’s student Environmental Organization.
Visit www.facebook.com/CleanMarineBeaufort for more information.
Collection times are:
Friday, November 2 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.,
Saturday, November 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and
Sunday, November 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(Bluffton’s collection site is Oyster Factory Park @ Wharf & Bridge Sts.)