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Volunteer Opportunity: Horry County Service Day 2019

The Governor’s South Carolina Floodwater Commission in cooperation with Horry County Government, the City of Conway, and the City of Loris will be sponsoring a cleanup day in Horry County on Friday, November 8, 2019. The cleanup activities include both land and waterways (boat) and will be coordinated from 4 regional work sites within the county.

The Horry County Service Day will focus on clearing drainage ditches, culverts, canals, streams and waterways in the area. The work plans include clearing trees, limbs, trash, and debris, and removing accumulated sediment. Three of the four regional work sites will include watercraft cleanup in the Waccamaw river and adjacent waterways where debris is hindering the free flow of water. Volunteers with boats/watercraft are encouraged to attend and bring their boats.

Click here to learn more and register to volunteer. 



Carolina Forest Library to Hold Volunteer Fair

Conway, South Carolina – The Carolina Forest branch of the Horry County Memorial Library System will hold the 1st Annual Volunteer Fair Wednesday, September 12, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Community organizations needing volunteers will be on hand such as:

  • Freedom Readers
  • Horry County Literacy Council
  • Tidelands Hospice
  • Heartland Hospice
  • Myrtle Beach Vet Center
  • Caris Healthcare
  • SOS Healthcare
  • North Myrtle Beach Sea Turtle Patrol
  • Sea Haven
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Horry County Museum
  • Horry County Board of Architectural Review
  • Keep Horry County Beautiful
  • And many more!

 

In addition, the Horry County Animal Care Center will be at the Library to host a very special Adoption Day. They will have adoptable dogs with reduced adoption fees of just $40!

The Carolina Forest Library is located at 2250 Carolina Forest Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Contact them for more information at (843) 915-5282, visit them online or follow them on Facebook.



Keep Horry County Beautiful Litter Events

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

  1. Saturday, March 4, 2017 – St. Joseph Road & Sandridge Road (Little River area)– 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Volunteers should meet at the St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church.  For more information, contact Lorraine Wilson at 843-997-3372. 
  2. Saturday, March 11, 2017 – Burgess Community Cleanup – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Volunteers will meet at the South Strand Recreation Center on Scipio Lane.  For more information, contact Al Jordan at 843-215-1473.
  3. Saturday, March 25, 2017 – Port Drive – 9 a.m. The Harbour Towne HOA and volunteers will meet at the intersection of Port Drive and Malibu Lane.  For more information, contact Becky Warren at 843-293-6453.

The next meeting of the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee is March 28, 2017, 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 community beautiful and litter free, please contact Keep Horry County Beautiful at 915-5340 or by email



Horry County Bike & Run Park Volunteer Beautification Day

 

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Parks and Open Space Board, along with a number of partners, is seeking volunteers for Saturday, October 10th from 9 am to noon to assist with the beautification of the entrance to the Horry County Bike & Run Park. The beautification efforts on Saturday will create an inviting entrance to the park and will finalize the improvements that have been funded through the South Carolina State Trails Program and Horry County. Volunteers are asked to bring a shovel and gloves so they can help with the installation of a dozen trees and over 100 potted native grasses. For more information, please contact Leigh Kane at 843-915-7034 or visit the Horry County Planning & Zoning Facebook page.

This unique park, located in Carolina Forest off of River Oaks Drive, hosts seven miles of mountain biking and running trails. The trail system was developed by the Myrtle Beach Triathlon Club and partner running and cycling clubs. It is now maintained by the Cape Fear Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association. Since the beginning of the year, the entrance to the park has undergone a number of improvements, including the establishment of a parking area and installation of a picnic shelter and bike repair stand. The improvements also included the installation of a ten-foot multi-use path, connecting the park to an 11 mile, off-road section of the East Coast Greenway that runs along Robert Grissom Parkway and Harrelson Blvd to Market Common.  

The East Coast Greenway is a 2,900-mile continuous trail system that is being developed to link 25 major cities from Maine to Florida. The Bike & Run Park serves as the first East Coast Greenway trailhead in the State of South Carolina and the initial link to connect the East Coast Greenway into the Carolina Forest community. While portions of the East Coast Greenway have been developed in Horry and Georgetown counties, additional plans to develop of this continuous, off-road trail is defined within the East Coast Greenway Master Plan for Horry & Georgetown Counties (2003) and the Horry County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan (2013). 



Keep Horry County Beautiful Seeks Beautification Partners

Conway, South Carolina – Keep Horry County Beautiful (KHCB) and the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s (SCDOT) Adopt-a-Highway Program are seeking volunteer groups to adopt and maintain the landscaped medians along Highway 17 Bypass from Glenns Bay Road to the Garden City Connector.  Since 2003, Adopt-a-Tree partners ‘Lou Krieger and Friends’ and ‘Cumulus Broadcasting/Sunny 106.5’ have planted and maintained over two-dozen landscaped beds with palm trees, crape myrtles, river birches, and a variety of bushes and flowers.  These long-standing volunteers are no longer able to maintain the landscaping. To ensure that the medians continue to look beautiful and so that they do not become a maintenance concern for drivers and SCDOT, Keep Horry County Beautiful is seeking the assistance of volunteers.  Volunteers will be responsible for trimming the trees and bushes, mowing directly around the landscaping, and removing any landscaping debris at least four times a year for two years.  SCDOT will continue to mow the grassy areas of the medians.  Keep Horry County Beautiful will support interested volunteer groups by providing them with safety vests, gardening gloves, and trash and yard bags.  The volunteer group or groups will also have a sign erected to recognize them for their efforts.   For more information on how you can become involved in this project and other beautification efforts, contact Nancy Tindall with Keep Horry County Beautiful at 843-915-7893.

The mission of Keep Horry County Beautiful is to inspire residents and visitors to value and protect the natural beauty of Horry County and to empower them to keep the open spaces, rivers, and beaches clean and litter free. The committee strives to achieve this goal by assisting community groups with litter cleanup events and beautification projects.  Keep Horry County Beautiful is a committee of the Horry County Parks and Open Space Board and an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Palmetto Pride. 



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