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2004 Sweep coastal results and 2004 photos

2003 Sweep coastal results and 2003 photos
2002 Sweep coastal results and 2002 photos

Hurricane Ivan came through South Carolina the day before Beach Sweep/River Sweep, but by Saturday morning it was gone, leaving clear blue skies and nice temps—perfect weather for a cleanup!

An estimated 2,500 volunteers on the coast cleared trash from beaches, marshes, and waterways. Over 100 site captains and their volunteers covered about 75 cleanup sites, from Little River to Daufuskie Island. Community involvement during this effort was fantastic, garnering support from Girl and Boy Scouts, K-12 schools and colleges, environmental and civic groups, museums, aquaria, municipalities, state and federal agencies, resorts, and businesses. Due to high river stages and flooding, the inland portion of the Sweep was rescheduled for October 16.

Beach Sweep/River Sweep, part of The Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, is organized by the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and S.C. Department of Natural Resources. Major sponsors for 2004 include BP Cooper River Plant; Ben & Jerry’s of Charleston; Carolina Ice Palace; Cisco’s Café; Coastal Expeditions; Drayton Hall; Duke Power; Hilex Poly Co., LLC; Magnolia Plantation and Gardens; Marine Terminals of S.C.; Middleton Place Plantation; Piggly Wiggly Carolina Company; S.C. State Ports Authority; Santee Cooper; Sunfire Grill & Bistro; The Ocean Conservancy; and Universal Data Solutions.

To volunteer on the coast, contact Susan Ferris Hill. or call (843) 953-2078.

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2004 Beach Sweep/River Sweep

Coastal South Carolina
People, Pounds, and Miles
State/Terrritory: South Carolina
Coordinator Name: Susan Ferris
 
 
Land Cleanups
Cleanup Date
Zone Name
Site Name
# People
Weight of Debris Collected lbs or kg
Distance Cleaned
mi or km
Number of Bags Filled
9/25/04
Horry County
Waites Island
13
237 lbs
2 miles
20
9/18/04
Horry County
Cherry Grove
24
100 lbs
2 miles
10
9/18/04
Horry County
N. Myrtle Beach
82
576 lbs
8 miles
61
9/18/04
Horry County
Pitch boat landing, Waccamaw River
4
10 lbs
.5 miles
7
9/18/04
Horry County
Waccamaw River, Conway
1
250 lbs
.5 miles
8
9/18/04
Horry County
Myrtle Beach
131
307 lbs
8 miles
58
9/18/04
Horry County
Myrtle Beach State Park
168
307 lbs
3 miles
83
9/18/04
Horry County
Surfside Beach
35
81 lbs
2 miles
25
9/18/04
Horry County
Garden City
14
46 lbs
2 miles
8
9/18/04
Georgetown County
Huntington Beach State Park
93
420 lbs
5 miles
51
9/18/04
Georgetown County
N & S Litchfield Beach and Islands
62
512 lbs
22 miles
51
9/18/04
Georgetown County
Pawleys Island
2
30 lbs
1 mile
2
9/18/04
Georgetown County
DeBordieu
82
971 lbs
4 miles
62
10/29/04
Berkeley County
Cooper River, Tailrace Canel
18
300 lbs
.5 miles
35
9/17/04
Berkeley County
Cooper River, Nucor Steel terminal
9
670 lbs
.25 mile
127
9/18/04
Berkeley County
Old Santee Canal Park/Biggin Swamp
16
25 lbs
3 miles
4
9/18/04
Berkeley County
Huger boat landing, Francis Marion National Forest
2
95 lbs
1 mile
6
9/18/04
Dorchester County
Ashley River, Jessen's boat landing
140
801 lbs
8 miles
112
9/18/04
Dorchester County
Sawmill Creek
1
3 lbs
.5 miles
2
9/18/04
Charleston County
Longbranch Creek
12
660 lbs
.25 miles
33
9/18/04
Charleston County
Ashley River at Middleton Place
9
150 lbs
1 mile
7
9/18/04
Charleston County
Alston Creek
3
55 lbs
2 miles
3
9/18/04
Charleston County
Cooper River Marina
5
85 lbs
1 mile
13
9/18/04
Charleston County
Colonial Lake
4
30 lbs
2 miles
4
9/18/04
Charleston County
Alberta Long Lake
11
38 lbs
.5 miles
14
9/18/04
Charleston County
Waterfront Park, marsh
27
400 lbs
.5 miles
44
9/18/04
Charleston County
Charleston Battery
8
30 lbs
.25 miles
2
9/18/04
Charleston County
Bull's Island
17
300 lbs
4.5 miles
30
9/18/04
Charleston County
Dewees Island
10
117 lbs
2 miles
19
9/18/04
Charleston County
Isle of Palms
235
1,169 lbs
7 miles
157
9/18/04
Charleston County
Sullivan's Island, beach & Ft. Moultrie
10
72 lbs
6 miles
12
9/18/04
Charleston County
Mt. Pleasant, Ben Sawyer Blvd causeway to IOP
13
75 lbs
1.5 miles
16
9/18/04
Charleston County
Remley's Point boat landing, Mt. Pleasant
15
150 lbs
.25 miles
20
9/18/04
Charleston County
Mt. Pleasant, Pitt Street bridge
24
243 lbs
.5 miles
16
9/18/04
Charleston County
Mt. Pleasant, Shem Creek boat landing
4
15 lbs
.25 miles
4
9/18/04
Charleston County
Grice Beach, Fort Sumter
4
70 lbs
.25 miles
4
9/18/04
Charleston County
Morris Island, Charleston harbor
14
132 lbs
.25 miles
18
9/18/04
Charleston County
Shutes Folly Island, Charleston harbor
10
105 lbs
.75 miles
10
9/18/04
Charleston County
Riverland Terrace boat landing
4
120 lbs
.25 miles
4
9/18/04
Charleston County
Drainage ditch, James Island neighborhood
11
100 lbs
.5 miles
15
9/18/04
Charleston County
Marsh areas under Stono River bridge, James Island
10
2,080 lbs
1 mile
52
9/18/04
Charleston County
Lake Francis, James Island
8
60 lbs
1 mile
20
9/18/04
Charleston County
Jaes Island Creek, marsh area
8
425 lbs
.5 miles
17
9/18/04
Charleston County
Ft. Johnson "Grice Cove", SCDNR marsh areas
44
660 lbs
.5 miles
56
9/18/04
Charleston County
Intersection of Folly Road & Battery Island Drive, marsh area
4
250 lbs
.25 miles
20
9/18/04
Charleston County
Battery Island Creek
3
600 lbs
.5 miles
20
9/18/04
Charleston County
Folly Road causeway to Folly Island
10
500 lbs
3 miles
50
9/18/04
Charleston County
Folly Island, including Bird Key
200
1,033 bs
7 miles
200
9/18/04
Charleston County
Limehouse boat landing, Stono River
4
25 lbs
.25 miles
4
9/18/04
Charleston County
Kiawah Island
18
250 lbs
4 miles
30
918/04
Colleton County
Edisto Beach State Park
104
793 lbs
7 miles
95
10/8/04
Colleton County
Ashepoo River/Horseshoe Creek
10
1 lb
9 miles
1
9/18/04
Beaufort County
Hunting Island State Park
103
720 lbs
4 miles
90
9/18/04
Beaufort County
Fripp Island
15
1,270 lbs
5.25 miles
25
9/18/04
Beaufort County
Prichard's Island
20
500 lbs
2.5 miles
50
9/18 & 27/04
Beaufort County
Lands End beach, Port Royal
4
100 lbs
2 miles
17
9/18/04
Beaufort County
May River shoreline, Battery Creek shorline
60
250 lbs
2.25 miles
60
9/25/04
Beaufort County
Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge
10
290 lbs
6.5 miles
14
918/04
Beaufort County
Knowles Island, Ridgeland
8
0 lbs
2 miles
0
9/18/04
Beaufort County
Burke's', Dreissen, Islander's, Coligny beaches on Hilton Head Island
75
300 lbs
6 miles
40
9/18/04
Beaufort County
Haig Point, Daufuskie Island
18
415 lbs
4 miles
37
TOTALS
   
2,083
20,379
169
2,075