Boaters wanted to help clean tough-to-reach coastlines in Charleston area

Boaters wanted to help clean tough-to-reach coastlines in Charleston area

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Hanckel Marine and Wounded Nature volunteers will take to the seas this Saturday to clean Charleston's hard-to-reach coastal areas, and they're looking for more boaters to help them.

From noon to 4 p.m., crews will comb Drum Island, the north half of Morris Island, Sandy Point, and the North Edisto River mouth, according to a news release from Wounded Nature.

An appreciation party will follow at the Island House on Swygert Boulevard on Johns Island from 4 to 8 p.m. Organizers say the party will be family friendly and include free food, beverages, entertainment, educational displays, and inflatable jumps.

Admission to the party is one bag of beach trash per boat or car or a donation to Wounded Nature.

Prizes will be given for the following:

  • The most unique piece of trash found
  • The boat that brings in the most trash
  • The most beverage bottles and cans collected
  • The coolest shoe or pair of sunglasses found
  • The longest piece of rope or wire found

Everyone attending will be eligible to win some spectacular door prizes, organizers said.

If you are a boat owner willing to participate in cleaning up one of these areas, please email Wounded Nature at, tell them which area you want to clean and provide a name for your boat. 

The first 25 boaters signing up to participate will receive free t-shirts and decals, according to organizers.

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