Service Day 2019

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Thank you for your interest in Horry County Service Day 2019! To register, please fill out the registration form below. After you register, print and sign the waiver below to bring with you on the day of the event.

The Governor’s South Carolina Floodwater Commission in cooperation with Horry County, 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.

The meeting locations for the four Horry County regional work sites are:
 Conway (Conway City Marina)
 Bucksport (James R. Frazier Community Center)
 Socastee (Socastee Park & Yacht Basin Landing)
 Loris/Longs (Town of Loris Recreation Department)

Cleanup Activities are scheduled for 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Registration – 8:30 am)

Prior to the event, we will contact you via email outlining specifics for the day.  We will include additional registration details, parking information and other details related to your chosen volunteer assignment.
Volunteers will choose one:

  • Conway
  • Bucksport
  • Socastee
  • Loris/Longs

 

Land or Water

Volunteers will choose one.
(Loris/Longs area will not include a waterway cleanup)

 

Land

  • Light Duty – Litter/ debris cleanup of ditches and possibly ahead of backhoe or other heavy equipment. Litter / debris cleanup of marsh areas. Litter / debris cleanup around boat landings. May required walking long distances.
  • Medium Duty - Rakes, shovels, etc. behind the equipment to survey for additional litter, remove any limb debris, etc. Light/Medium Duties also includes any vehicle that may be collecting the garbage and/or debris that needs to be removed.
  • Heavy Duty – Clipping and carrying of large limbs and brush. Requires extensive physical labor. Heavy equipment operation and chainsaws are reserved for staff and State Guard.

Waterways

(Must supply your own boat or pair with a volunteer with a boat)
(All boats must comply with all safety rules and regulations and be equipped with approved life jackets for all on board)

  • Medium Duty - Volunteers with boats/kayaks scouring the river edge for litter and debris. Survey the rivers for any debris that may need to be removed by others. Also volunteers with rakes, pruning shears, etc. and volunteers to assist transporting debris from waterway work sites to boat landings and to assist unloading debris from the kayaks/boats.
  • Heavy Duty - Equipment and boats possibly with chainsaws for cutting fallen trees and debris blocking waterways. These boats to travel in pairs (minimum). Each boat “armed” with a chainsaw, one cutting and one hauling limbs and debris. Requires extensive physical labor – chain saw use reserved for staff and State Guard.

NOTE: NO PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 16 YEARS SHALL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT PRESENCE OF A LEGAL CUSTODIAN/PARENT.

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Participants must complete the registration form AND bring a signed waiver with you on Horry County Service Day

Registration Form Waiver

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