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Kiawah Island Beach Sweep Planned for Sept. 8th

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On Tuesday, September 8th, a Kiawah Island Litter Sweep supporting Pam and D. Michael Wilson Plastic-Free Waters will take place from 9 am to 10:30 am.

Volunteers will help stop plastic pollution from entering our waterways and landscapes with a safe, socially distanced litter sweep. Interested parties should meet at Mingo Point on Kiawah Island (876 Kiawah Island Pkwy) to pick up sweep supplies, including a mesh bag, reusable gloves, and clipboard/data collection sheet.

Kelly Thorvalson, conservation programs manager, will be on site to talk about plastic pollution impacts facing Kiawah Island and its inhabitants. Upon completion of the litter sweep, volunteers can return to Mingo Point to drop off debris and share photos of their findings. You should bring a reusable water bottle as a water refill station will be available. As a token of thanks, all participants will receive a reusable bag and stainless steel straw.

The Kiawah Island Litter Sweep supports the goals of Pam and D. Michael Wilson Plastic-Free Waters, the South Carolina Aquarium program aimed at mitigating plastic pollution impacts through outreach, community engagement and conservation fieldwork across the state of South Carolina.

Unable to meet at 9 am? You can still be a part of the sweep! Starting September 1st, you can pick up your solo sweep kits at the Night Heron Pool Shop, open daily from 10 am – 5 pm. Participate in the sweep any time on September 8th. Instructions will be provided regarding data collection and submission.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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