On October 21 from 9 am to noon, volunteers with Keep the Midlands Beautiful will clean the banks of the Lower Saluda River at Riverbanks Zoo.

Keep the Midlands Beautiful, along with thousands of South Carolinians, volunteer to clear trash from our beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps. Due to Hurricane Irma though the September cleanup has been postponed until October 21.

Jacqueline Buck, Executive Director of Keep the Midlands Beautiful, looks forward to a great turn out of volunteers.

“The success of Beach Sweep/River Sweep depends on the continued participation and support of our volunteers. Keep the Midlands Beautiful is very proud of the active role our volunteers take in making our community a cleaner place that we can take pride in and enjoy.”

Registration for this event is not required. Volunteers should meet at the far right (West) end of the Riverbanks Zoo parking lot by 8:45 am. There will be a brief meeting before cleanup begins.

Keep the Midlands Beautiful will provide participants with trash bags, bug spray, water and gloves. Volunteers should wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes and dress for the weather. Volunteers should also bring work gloves if they have them.

For additional information, contact Keep the Midlands Beautiful at 803-733-1139 or visit keepthemidlandsbeautiful.org.