Local Volunteers Take Action to Clean, Restore and Renew Lexington County

April 12, 2018 | Posted By: Connor Watkins

Local Volunteers Take Action to Clean, Restore and Renew Lexington County

Columbia, SC – Keep South Carolina Beautiful and its parent organization PalmettoPride will host a community cleanup in Lexington County on Saturday, April 21, 2018, along Meadowfield Road in Gaston. Lexington County residents are encouraged to participate in the fellowship and fun of this important community improvement event.

“Taking part in this cleanup, or any cleanup in your community means we are moving towards a cleaner, greener and more beautiful South Carolina,” stated, Mallory Biering, KSCB Director. “Show pride and volunteer by helping us kick off this great initiative.”

The event will begin 8:00 a.m. at Sandhills Middle School. Cleanup and safety supplies will be provided the day of the event during check in. Volunteers must be 13 or older to participate in this event, and anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present throughout the cleanup. Lunch will be served following the cleanup.

This event will serve as the organizations’ official Great American Cleanup of South Carolina event. Since 2001, more than 90 million pounds of trash have been picked up during the Great American Cleanup of South Carolina. Nearly two million volunteers have joined this effort.

For the past 20 years, The Great American Cleanup takes place annually in an estimated 20,000 communities nationwide, and engages more than 5 million volunteers and participants every year to create a positive and lasting impact. PalmettoPride & KSCB plan volunteer events and education programs to remove litter and debris, improve recycling and beautify communities throughout South Carolina.

For more information about this cleanup or to sign up, please contact Mallory Biering at mbiering@palmettopride.org or 803-758-6034.

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PalmettoPride is working towards a litter-free South Carolina. Created as a legislative initiative to fight litter and help beautify South Carolina by engaging citizens to take action in their communities through education, enforcement, awareness and pickup.