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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 .    



Horry County Community Cleanup Day Location Change

Conway, South Carolina –Please note that the location for Aynor has changed from the Aynor Town Park to the Aynor Town Hall (the address is the same).  A list of the locations are as follows:

  • Little River/NMB – North Strand Recreation Center, 120 Highway 57 South
  • Carolina Forest – Carolina Forest Recreation Center, 2254 Carolina Forest Blvd.
  • Myrtle Beach – Olin Blanton Building, 1201 21st Avenue North
  • Fantasy Harbour – Beach Church, 557 George Bishop Pkwy
  • South Strand – South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Lane
  • Socastee – Socastee Yacht Basin & Park, 4351 Peachtree Road
  • Bucksport – James R. Frazier Community Center, 1370 Bucksport Road
  • CCU/Conway – Conway Medical Center (Administration Building), 300 Singleton Ridge Road
  • City of Conway – Conway Recreation Center, 1515 Mill Pond Road
  • Loris – Loris Nature Park, 300 Loris Lions Road
  • Green Sea/Floyds – Green Sea/Floyds Library & Senior Center, 5331 Highway 9
  • Aynor – Aynor Town Hall, 600 S. Main Street  (Location Change)

Volunteers are invited to a post celebration party on the back lawn of the Historic Horry County Courthouse in Conway (1201 3rd Avenue) from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.  The litter collected at the various locations around the county will be transported to and displayed at the courthouse.  There will be food, prizes, entertainment, and much more! 
 
Registered volunteers are reminded to bring their signed waiver forms 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 2nd Annual Horry County Community Cleanup Day, contact Nancy Tindall with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-7893 or by email.

 

 



Still Time to Register for the Horry County Community Day Cleanup!

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, November 7, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The event will feature 12-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.  A list of the locations are as follows:

  1. Little River/NMB – North Strand Recreation Center, 120 Highway 57 South
  2. Carolina Forest – Carolina Forest Recreation Center, 2254 Carolina Forest Blvd.
  3. Myrtle Beach – Olin Blanton Building, 1201 21st Avenue North
  4. Fantasy Harbour – Beach Church, 557 George Bishop Pkwy
  5. South Strand – South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Lane
  6. Socastee – Socastee Yacht Basin & Park, 4351 Peachtree Road
  7. Bucksport – James R. Frazier Community Center, 1370 Bucksport Road
  8. CCU/Conway – Conway Medical Center (Administration Building), 300 Singleton Ridge Road
  9. City of Conway – Conway Recreation Center, 1515 Mill Pond Road
  10. Loris – Loris Nature Park, 300 Loris Lions Road
  11. Green Sea/Floyds – Green Sea/Floyds Library & Senior Center, 5331 Highway 9
  12. Aynor – Aynor Town Park, 600 S. Main Street

Volunteers are invited to a post celebration party on the back lawn of the Historic Horry County Courthouse in Conway (1201 3rd Avenue) from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.  The litter collected at the various locations around the county will be transported to and displayed at the courthouse.  There will be food, prizes, entertainment, 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 2nd Annual Horry County Community Cleanup Day, contact Nancy Tindall with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-7893 or EMAIL her. 



2nd 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, November 7, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The event will feature 11-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 on the back lawn of the Historic Horry County Courthouse in Conway (1201 3rd Avenue) from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.  The litter collected at the various locations around the county will be transported to and displayed at the courthouse.  There will be food, prizes, entertainment, 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 2nd Annual Horry County Community Cleanup Day, contact Nancy Tindall with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340 or email her HERE



Keep Horry County Beautiful 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.

Saturday, July 11, 2015, 8 a.m. – Carolina Forest Boulevard – The Carolina Forest Sunrise Rotary will clean up litter along Carolina Forest Boulevard (from Hwy 501 to Carolina Forest Elementary School).  Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. in the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet parking lot located at 2100 Oakheart Rd in Myrtle Beach.  Contact Elizabeth Howland at 843-591-1125 for more information. 

Saturday, July 18, 2015, 8 a.m. – Bucksport Road – The Distinguished Men of Bucksport in partnership with Keep Horry County Beautiful will clean up Bucksport Road in Bucksport.  Please meet at 8 a.m. at the James R. Frazier Community Center located at 1370 Bucksport Road.  Contact Alphonzo Sherman and 843-340-5586 for more information.

The next meeting of the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee is July 28, 2015, at 2:30 PM in Multi-purpose Room B of the Government and Justice Center located 1301 Second Avenue in Conway.  If you would like to be involved in keeping our boat landings, waterways, parks and roadsides beautiful and litter free throughout the year, please contact Keep Horry County Beautiful at 843-915-5340 or email Nancy.



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