Beach Sweep / River Sweep

Beach / River Sweep

BSRS is South Carolina’s largest one-day volunteer cleanup of its kind. It is organized by the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. During this event, thousands of South Carolinians volunteer to clear our beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps of aquatic debris.

This event began in 1988 and takes place every third Saturday in September. It is held in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup, coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy.

Cleanup Sites in Berkeley County

Get Involved

Our amazing volunteers make this event possible. If you would like to join our team and help keep Berkeley County’s waterways clean please contact
Sarah McCarthy-Smith
BCWS Recycling Coordinator
(843) 719-2383

Sponsorship Opportunities

Thanks to the help of our local sponsors, we have been able to increase our resources for Beach Sweep River Sweep each year. Contributions, whether in-kind or monetary are vital to our program and may be tax-deductible! If you would like to become a sponsor please contact (843) 719-2383

Current Sponsors

  • Albany International
  • Berkeley Water & Soil Conservation
  • Santee Cooper
  • St. Stephen IGA
  • Widner’s Septic Tank Service

Thank You for Your Support!