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Broad Creek Clean Up March 13th


February 24, 2016 (Hilton Head Island, SC) – Enjoy a day on the water while giving back to the community! The Outside Foundation will host a kayak based clean-up of the Broad Creek on Sunday, March 13th from 10am – 2pm at Shelter Cove Marina. Volunteers are needed and invited.

The event made possible through donated kayak rentals from Outside Hilton Head as well as a grant from Beaufort County Public Works’ ‘Keep Beaufort County Beautiful’ project to cover cleaen-up and operating supplies. Publix grocery store will provide refreshments for vounteers.

Those interesting in volunteering for the event can call Outside Hilton Head at (843)686-6996 to reserve a kayak for use free of charge or they may bring their own kayaks. Power boats are also welcome. This is the first clean-up in 2016 hosted by the Outside Foundation, with an additional 3 scheduled around Hilton Head and Bluffton this year. 2015 clean-ups collected over three tons of trash out of local waterways.

“This event is a great way to give back to our community and have fun doing it! The Broad Creek supports a wide variety of the island's flora and fauna, and we all have a responsibility to preserve its health for future Hilton Head Islanders. I encourage all Island and Bluffton residents to come out for this festive day on the water!” said Jean Fruh, the event’s organizer.

This cleanup is made possible by a grant from Beaufort County Public Works ‘Keep Beaufort County Beautiful’ project, which is an affiliate of ‘Keep America Beautiful’. The projects goal is to ‘educate individuals about litter prevention and ways to reduce, reuse, recycle, and properly manage waste materials.’ Outside Hilton Head will be providing free use of it's kayak fleet to volunteers as well as recycling over 90% of trash collected.

Broad Creek Clean-Up Details: What: A gathering of volunteers to kayak the marshes of the Broad Creek collecting litter When: Sunday, March 13th from 10am – 2pm Where: Shelter Cove Marina at 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head, SC 29928 Who: All ages are encouraged to volunteer Kayaks: if you would like to use one of Outside Hilton Heads kayaks (free of charge) for the event, please call 843.686.6996 to register

The Outside Foundation is a local non-profit with a mission to get kids outside and to protect and preserve our local environment. The Foundation is dedicated to creating awareness, expanding knowledge, and developing a responsible understanding of nature and the environment. Ongoing projects of the Foundation include trash clean-ups by kayak, donation programs and the Kids in Kayaks program, which has a goal to get every 7th grader in Beaufort County out kayaking.

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