The Town of Bluffton’s 21st Annual May River Cleanup will not be taking place in-person due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In lieu of this event, the Town is encouraging residents to participate in Earth Day neighborhood cleanups on or near Thursday, April 22, 2021.
A neighborhood cleanup gives families an opportunity to contribute to the overall well-being of Bluffton as we protect the May River and our regional natural resources and marine species from litter and pollution. The attached flyer details this effort as well as offers COVID-19 safety tips for a local cleanup.
Town leaders and staff are encouraging all who participate to take a photograph of your efforts and share them on the Town’s social media venues such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #loveblufftonsc.
Town leaders and staff members are grateful for everyone and every organization which makes the spring May River Cleanup and the fall Beach/River Sweep a success each year. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, September 18, 2021 for the Beach/River Sweep, which is a statewide event organized by the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The Town expects to host this in-person event at the Oyster Factory Park.
The Town of Bluffton is also thankful for the many partners whose commitment of time and resources greatly contributes to the success of these annual events. The Town’s partners include Lowcountry Stormwater Partners, Bluffton and Hardeeville Walmart stores, i2 Recycle, Corner Perk, the Outside Foundation, Marshgrass Adventures, Outside Hilton Head, Waste Management, the Coastal Conservation League, Palmetto Running Company, Palmetto Pride, Port Royal Sound Foundation, the Beaufort County Conservation District, Keep Beaufort County Beautiful, and Beaufort County Solid Waste and Recycling.
For more details or information about how to protect the local environment, please contact Beth Lewis, water quality program administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org