Beach Sweep / Creek Sweep is Saturday, October 7, in North Myrtle Beach

DATE: Saturday, October 7
TIME: 9am – 12pm
CHECK-IN: Starts 8:30 am
CHECK-IN LOCATION: 53rd Avenue North Boat Ramp in Cherry Grove
LUNCH: Starts at 11am at the 53rd Avenue North Boat Ramp in Cherry Grove
TO VOLUNTEER: Contact Gregg Barnhill at 843-280-5673 or

The Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful Commission will sponsor BEACH SWEEP / CREEK SWEEP on October 7. Volunteers will clean the ocean front areas of North Myrtle Beach and some areas of the marsh in Cherry Grove.

Following is a list of the major cleanup areas for Beach Sweep / Creek Sweep in North Myrtle Beach and some of the volunteer groups that will be cleaning the beach and marsh areas. Please feel free to join in!

With Parking and Restrooms

45th AVENUE SOUTH -- The Christian Retreat in Windy Hill will provide 70-80 volunteers to clean the Windy Hill Section

27th AVENUE SOUTH -- Need Volunteers

17th AVENUE SOUTH -- Grand Strand Professionals will provide 30-50 volunteers to clean this area

THE HORSESHOE -- The OD Shag Club will provide 25-30 volunteers to clean the beach and the Main Street area


BURGESS PRESERVE AREA -- North Myrtle Beach High School will clean up marsh areas near the Preserve

CHERRY GROVE BOAT RAMP -- North Myrtle Beach High School (walk to beach from boat ramp for beach cleanup)

The North Myrtle Beach Beach Sweep / Creek Sweep is a part of the statewide Beach Sweep / River Sweep, South Carolina’s largest one-day volunteer cleanup initiative. On the third Saturday in September each year, thousands volunteer to help clear South Carolina's beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps of debris. The annual cleanup, organized by the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, has taken place since 1988. The event occurs in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup, coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy. Once the Sweep is over, the Ocean Conservancy tallies all of the debris data. This data helps to identify the sources of litter so we can try to prevent litter before it starts. 

Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful is volunteer committee dedicated to educating and empowering the North Myrtle Beach community to personally improve the environment and enhance the quality of life and community pride through beautification, litter prevention and recycling.

Volunteer Groups and Sponsors:

Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful, Sea Grant Consortium, Palmetto Pride, Driftwood Garden Club, Optimist Club, Yaupon Garden Club, North Myrtle Beach Pilot Club, Sea Oates Garden Club, North Strand Sail & Power Squadron, Sea Coast Anglers, North Myrtle Beach Public Safety, North Myrtle Beach Public Works, North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation, Clemson Extension Service, American Legion Post 186, OD Shag Club, North Myrtle Beach High School, North Myrtle Beach Middle School, North Myrtle Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, all North Myrtle Beach Elementary Schools, South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control, and many individual volunteers from the area.

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