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Third Annual Horry County Community Cleanup Day

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Council, in conjunction with Keep Horry County Beautiful and numerous partners, will host a countywide, volunteer litter cleanup event Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The event will feature 10-locations around the county where volunteers can choose to participate. Sign-in at each location will begin at 8:30 a.m. with roadside pickup to begin at 9 am to noon.   

Volunteers are invited to a post celebration party at the Horry County Solid Waste Authority in Conway (1886 Highway 90) from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.  The litter collected at the various locations around the county will be transported to the landfill.  There will be food, prizes, entertainment, tours of the landfill, and much more!

Pre-registration is highly encouraged and available on the Horry County website.  Volunteers may follow the link to pre-register online or may download the preregistration form and mail it to Nancy Tindall, Horry County Planning & Zoning, 1301 2nd Ave, Conway, SC 29526.  The public is invited to participate as well as church groups, civic organizations, community associations, local businesses, etc. Come out and show your support for a cleaner Horry County!

Volunteers should also download a waiver form to bring to the registration table on the day of the event. One form will be required per individual. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLEANUP EVENT WITHOUT A SIGNED WAIVER FORM!   Please note that participants who are at least 16 years of age, but under 18 years of age, must have a parent or other legal custodian sign the waiver form.  NO PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 16 YEARS WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT PRESENCE OF A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.

Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes to participate and are encouraged to wear long sleeves, long pants, leather shoes or boots, and eye protection.  Trash bags, gloves, a wristband, and a brightly colored t-shirt will be provided the day of the event.

For more information on the 3rd Annual Horry County Community Cleanup Day, contact Nancy Tindall with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340 or by email

 

 

 



Keep Horry County Beautiful May Litter Event

Conway, South Carolina – The Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee announces a volunteer opportunity for people or organizations interested in participating with upcoming litter cleanups and celebrations in our community.  Trash bags, gloves, safety vests, and trash grabbers will be provided.

May 13 – 15 –Carolina Forest Blvd, River Oaks Drive & International Drive – Join Beautify Carolina Forest Group at 8 a.m. at the Recreation Center located at 2254 Carolina Forest Blvd in Myrtle Beach.  Email Richard Skrip for more information.

The next meeting of the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee is May 24, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. in Multipurpose Room B of the Government and Justice Center located 1301 Second Avenue in Conway.  If you want to get involved in keeping our boat landings, waterways, parks, and roadsides beautiful and litter free throughout the year, please contact Keep Horry County Beautiful (email or 915-5340). 



Keep Horry County Beautiful April Events

Conway, South Carolina – The Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee announces a volunteer opportunity for people or organizations interested in participating with upcoming litter cleanups and celebrations in our community.  Trash bags, gloves, safety vests, and trash grabbers will be provided.

Saturday, April 2, 2016Green Our Globe Fest-11 a.m. – 2 p.m.- Join Keep Horry County Beautiful as we raise awareness regarding recycling, waste reduction, and sustainability with the Horry County Solid Waste Authority (SWA).  The event will be held at the SWA’s administrative offices located at 1886 Hwy 90 in Conway.  Email Victoria Johnson for more information.

Saturday, April 2, 2016 Sanford D. Cox Park-South Strand Lions Club will clean up litter at the Sanford D. Cox Park in Garden City. Volunteers should meet at the park located on Elizabeth Drive in Garden City.  Email Maxine Montague for more information.

Friday, April 8, 2016Baby Animal Day – 10:00 a.m. Keep Horry County Beautiful will participate in Baby Animal Day at the Playcard Environmental Education Center located at 10729 Highway 19 West in Loris.  Email Ben Abercrombie for more information.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 8-10, 2016Carolina Forest Blvd, River Oaks Drive & International Drive – Join the Beautify Carolina Forest group at 8 a.m. at the Carolina Forest Recreation Center located at 2254 Carolina Forest Blvd in Myrtle Beach.  Email Richard Skrip for more information.

Saturday, April 16, 2016Intracoastal Waterway Riversweep – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join area residents at the Johnny Causey Landing located at 2111 Little River Neck Road in Little River.  Email Patrick Kelley for more information.

Saturday, April 16, 2016Market Common Great American Cleanup – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Keep Horry County Beautiful will join the City of Myrtle Beach Planning Department at The Market Common Community Garden located at the corner of Pampas Drive & Myers Avenue to clean up the Market Common District. Email Diane Moskow-McKenzie for more information.

Saturday, April 16, 2016Earth Day @ The Bay – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Keep Horry County Beautiful will participate in Ocean Bay Middle School’s annual Earth Day at The Bay event. This event is geared toward youth and helping them learn more about how to protect the environment. Come out to Ocean Bay Middle School for a fun day!

Saturday, April 16, 2016Ronald McNair Boulevard, Dick Scobee Road & Christa McAuliffe Street – 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Keep Horry County Beautiful will join area residents to cleanup roadside litter.  Contact Janice Dowe at 843-236-4115 for more information.  A meeting location has not yet been determined, visit us on Facebook for more information.

Sunday, April 17, 2016West Cox Ferry Road – 11 a.m. – until… - The Hammock Club of Coastal Carolina University in partnership with Keep Horry County Beautiful will cleanup West Cox Ferry Road.  The group will meet behind the Huddle House located at 3503 Hwy 544.  Contact Cyler Chiang for more information: (843) 521-0676.

Saturday, April 22, 2016Palmetto Pointe Boulevard - 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.- Keep Horry County Beautiful will assist with a cleanup of Palmetto Pointe Boulevard. Volunteers will meet at Palmetto Pointe Apartments on Carnegie Avenue in Myrtle Beach.  Safety vests, gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be available for the cleanup.  For further information, please email Amanda Warren. 

Saturday, April 23, 2016Enterprise Boat Landing Cleanup - 1 p.m.  The Winyah Sierra Club will be hosting a cleanup of the boat landing located at the end of Bay Road and Enterprise Road in Socastee.  Email Jane Oschenbein for more information.

Saturday, April 23, 2016Boat Landing Cleanup - For information about cleanups at other area boat landings, email April O’Leary.

The next meeting of the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee is April 26, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. in Multipurpose Room B of the Government and Justice Center located 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway.  If you would like to get involved in keeping our boat landings, waterways, parks, and roadsides beautiful and litter free throughout the year, please contact Keep Horry County Beautiful (email or 915-5340). 



Keep Horry County Beautiful March Litter Cleanups

Conway, South Carolina – The Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee announces a volunteer opportunity for people or organizations interested in assisting with upcoming litter cleanups in our community. Trash bags, gloves, safety vests, and trash grabbers will be provided.

Friday, March 11, 2016 – Carolina Forest Boulevard & River Oaks Drive – 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - Join the Beautify Carolina Forest group in partnership with Keep Horry County Beautiful for the cleanup of Carolina Forest Blvd and River Oaks Drive.  Volunteers will meet in the parking lot at Carolina Forest Recreation Center located at 2254 Carolina Forest Blvd in Myrtle Beach. Email Richard Skrip for more information..

Saturday, March 12, 2016– Burgess Community Cleanup- 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join the Greater Burgess Community Association in partnership with Keep Horry County Beautiful, for a community cleanup. The event will begin at the South Strand Recreation Center located at 9650 Scipio Lane in Myrtle Beach. Volunteers will be transported to clean up litter along Holmestown Road and Scipio Lane.

Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee will meet on March 22, 2016, at 11:30 a.m.  at the Horry Government & Justice Center located at 1301 Second Avenue in Conway. If you would like to get involved in keeping Horry County’s boat landings, waterways, parks, and roadsides beautiful and litter free throughout the year, please contact Nancy Tindall at 843-915-5340 or email.



Keep Horry County Beautiful to Conduct Annual Litter Index

Conway, South Carolina – The Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee will conduct the Annual Litter Index February 23, 2016.  Community volunteers are needed to assist with the project.

Keep Horry County Beautiful (KHCB) is a local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and PalmettoPride.  One of the requirements of all Keep America Beautiful affiliates is to conduct a Community Appearance Index (aka Litter Index). 

Litter Indexes have been conducted annually since 2011, when KHCB was certified as an affiliate.  KHCB members, staff, and volunteers conduct a windshield survey of 113 locations.  The locations include sections of roadway, boat landings, and parks.  Participants use the following grading system developed by Keep America Beautiful:

  • A location with minimal or no litter scores a 1.
  • A location with slight litter scores a 2.
  • A location that is littered scores a 3.
  • A location with extreme litter scores a 4. 

As part of the Litter Index, KHCB also surveys illegal signs.  A similar scoring system is used:

  • A location with no illegal signs scores a 1.
  • A location with slight sign cluttering scores a 2.
  • A location with sign cluttering scores a 3.
  • A location with extreme sign cluttering scores a 4.

A score is given to each location based on the amount of litter the participants see.  At the end of the day, all the scores are totaled and divided by eight, which is the number of litter districts in Horry County, to get the Litter Index score for KAB. 

There will be four groups of volunteers conducting the windshield survey in the morning and four groups in the afternoon.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Nancy Tindall at 843-915-7893 or email .    



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