Beautify Carolina Forest

Volunteers (from left) Mark Burke, Herman Wood, Theresa Wallace and Dave Judy assisted with the monthly litter cleanup in Carolina Forest Feb. 13-15.

Beautification volunteers from Carolina Forest concluded a successful litter pickup Feb. 13-15, braving cold weather in the process, according to a news release.

More than 55 bags of litter and construction debris were removed from the shoulders of major roadways in Carolina Forest, the release said.

Beautify Carolina Forest teamed up with Horry County firefighters to conduct the cleanup.

Areas cleaned included Carolina Forest Boulevard from U.S. 501 to River Oaks Drive, River Oaks Drive from Carolina Forest Boulevard to World Tour Boulevard, and International Drive from River Oaks Drive to S.C. 31.

Volunteers from Plantation Lakes, Covington Lake, Covington Lake East, Brighton Lakes, Berkshire Forest, and all three shifts and some family members from Horry County Fire-Rescue Station 39 contributed to this community project.

Because of the enormous amount of trash discarded alongside area roadways, a coordinated effort of trash removal by volunteers in the Carolina Forest community has been established.

One weekend each month is dedicated to trash removal and major roadways are divided into sectors and assigned a coordinator. Each litter coordinator determines the best day and time during the weekend for its volunteers to collect trash. Trash is bagged and left along the shoulder of the road where it is later retrieved and disposed of by the county. As always, additional community volunteers are needed and encouraged to participate in this ongoing community beautification project.

Generally, it takes two hours to complete a one-mile section. Pickers, trash bags and vests are supplied.

To contribute to this project, or to make a tax-deductible donation to beautification efforts, or if you have a beautification idea, visit http://beautifycarolinaforest.org or the Beautify Carolina Forest Facebook page.

The next coordinated clean up event is March 11-13.

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