PICKENS – In coordination with International Beach/River Sweep, the Pickens Countywide Stormwater Consortium is holding a River Sweep stream cleanup from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Towne Creek Trail.

Volunteers should bring gloves and wear long pants. Morning refreshments will be provided and all volunteers will be entered in a drawing for a rain barrel.

Rain barrels, which typically cost about $100, re-use rainwater to irrigate gardens and lawns.

The event is sponsored by Carolina Clear, Clemson University’s stormwater education and involvement program, and Pickens County Stormwater, and is hosted with Clemson extension.

If you would like to participate, contact Marguerite Porter at the Pickens County extension office at 864-878-1394, ext. 111.


Carolina Clear is a stormwater education and awareness program of the Clemson University Restoration Institute and the Center for Watershed Excellence. The program’s goal is to minimize polluted stormwater runoff by educating the general public, youth, builders, developers, homeowners and government officials about how they can keep water in the state’s streams, rivers and basins as clean as possible. Its Web site is www.clemson.edu/carolinaclear.

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