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On October 24, 2017
Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Council, in conjunction with Keep Horry County Beautiful and numerous partners, hosted a countywide, volunteer litter cleanup event on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The event featured 10-locations around the county where approximately over 205 volunteers came out and picked up nearly 700 bags of litter. The number of bags of litter collected by County Council district are as follows:
Participating agencies and partners for the event include Keep Horry County Beautiful, PalmettoPride, Coastal Carolina University, Horry County Schools, Carolina Forest Civic Association, Greater Burgess Community Association, Horry County Solid Waste Authority, Coast RTA and many more.
Keep Horry County Beautiful also recognized the following groups and individuals for achievement in efforts to reduce litter and beautify our county. The Community Cleanup and Beautification Awards for 2017 were:
Outstanding Business Award
Outstanding Non-Profit Award
Outstanding School Award
Outstanding Community Award
Achievement in Waste Reduction
Outstanding Litter Prevention Program
Outstanding Leadership in Litter Prevention
On January 29, 2016
in Events, General
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:
As part of the Litter Index, KHCB also surveys illegal signs. A similar scoring system is used:
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 .
On May 8, 2015
Conway, South Carolina – Community volunteers are needed to join water quality monitoring in Murrells Inlet and on the Waccamaw River.
These programs are supported with funding from Horry and Georgetown Counties to help fulfill Stormwater goals that include engaging citizens in protecting our waterways and raising environmental awareness in the community.
Both programs are administered through Coastal Carolina University’s Waccamaw Watershed Academy and its Environmental Quality Laboratory, Murrells Inlet 2020 and the Waccamaw Riverkeeper provide program support. The support of community volunteers is critical to these programs’ success. Following training to use handheld environmental testing equipment, volunteers work as part of a team to sample selected sites twice monthly.
Water quality data is used to determine trends over time, to supplement state monitoring whose frequency has considerably reduced, to identify hot spots. Data generated by volunteers is available in an online database accessible to the public.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Dr. Susan Libes, Coastal Carolina University Program Director at 843-349-4028 or email.
On January 22, 2014
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