Saturday, April 16, 2011

Shem Creek Clean Up

We teamed up with Mount Pleasant Land Conservancy last night to clean up debris in Shem Creek. Kayaking and paddleboarding into the grassy edges, more than 40 volunteers were able to clear the creek of tires, styrofoam, bottles, cans and other trash that had collected.

Coastal Expeditions provided kayaks for 40 volunteers, a support boat to collect trash and six guides to help facilitate the event. Sea Tow Charleston, our neighbor at the Shem Creek Maritime Center, provided a second support boat and was able to bring in the bulk of the debris. Food and beer for the after party was donated by Whole Foods, Palmetto Brewing Co. and Iacofano's.

All in all, it was a great night and everyone showed up ready to work and have a good time.

Conservation efforts are at the core of the Coastal Expeditions mission statement. Working with a group of energetic and passionate volunteers was such a privilege and we're so glad to have been able to help out to keep our creek clean! We hope to see you at our next event!

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