MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Tuesday, June 15, 2021) – Keep Berkeley Beautiful will hold a ribbon-cutting event for its inaugural Beautiful Berkeley Gateways Project on Tuesday, June 22 at 9 a.m. The public is invited to attend and join the celebration at the northern side of the intersection of Old Whitesville Road and Highway 17A.
The Beautiful Berkeley Gateways project is designed to make a positive, lasting impact on the approximately 13,000 motorists who daily pass by this spot. The project included planting trees and other shrubbery throughout the approximately 15,000 square-foot space.
Dozens of citizens and local organizations helped make this project a reality through volunteer efforts and donations. They include the following: Trident Technical College’s Horticulture Technology Department, Tony Bertauski, Janet Scarborough and Scarborough Landscape Designs, Palmetto Pride/Keep SC Beautiful, Republic Services, A & R Logistics, Steinberg Law Firm, Palmetto Premier Lawncare and Landscaping, LLC – Berkeley County, Berkeley County Roads and Bridges, Berkeley County Water and Sanitation, Berkeley County Water and Soil Conservation District, Berkeley County Accommodations Tax Commission, Berkeley County Council, and other individual donors.
Keep Berkeley Beautiful hopes to complete additional similar gateway initiatives at many of the other roadway entry points into Berkeley County.
Keep Berkeley Beautiful is a local chapter of the umbrella organizations PalmettoPride/Keep SC Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful and was commissioned by Berkeley County Council in 2016. The local chapter helps combat litter and promote awareness about litter removal efforts and recycling across Berkeley County through anti-litter education efforts, roadway and waterway cleanups, recycling advocacy and programming, beautification and youth participation initiatives.
For more information on Keep Berkeley Beautiful or the Beautiful Berkeley Gateways, contact Sarah McCarthy-Smith at 843-719-2383. Also, visit www.keepberkeleybeautifulsc.org and follow KBB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
-Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office-