DeBordieu Residents Celebrate 30 Years of “Sweeping” the Beach

Rain showers couldn’t keep about 60 DeBordieu residents from celebrating 30-years of continuous environmental stewardship with the annual Beach Sweep on Saturday, September 29, 2018.  DeBordieu volunteers covered the beach from Prince George to Hobcaw, as far as the North Inlet in search of litter.

“We collected between 35-40 pounds of litter including everything from fishing equipment to plastic and glass bottles. We even found a tire,” said Geoff Groat, DeBordieu Beach Sweep organizer. “I am always amazed and thankful for the wonderful turnout of our residents for this very worthwhile cause. DeBordieu community members are committed to taking care of the natural surroundings in our local community.”

The Beach Sweep / River Sweep, organized by S.C. Sea Grant Consortium in partnership with S.C. Department of Natural Resources, is the largest one-day litter cleanup of South Carolina’s beaches and waterways. This annual event for South Carolina has occurred since 1988 and is held in conjunction with The Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, which involves several hundred- thousand volunteers in over 75 nations. Each year thousands of South Carolinians volunteer to clear trash from our beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps.