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'Keep the Broad Creek Clean Festival'

July 15, 2016 (Hilton Head Island, SC) – The Outside Foundation is proud to announce the first annual Keep the Broad Creek Clean Festival, which will be held at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina on August 11th. The purpose of the event is to educate the community, especially local youth, about the importance of keeping our waterways clean through hands-on activities, exhibits, and entertainment. The Festival kicks off with a kayak-based clean up of the Broad Creek from 2-5pm, followed by a variety of dockside attractions at the harbor from 4-7pm, and topped off with a live performance by Shannon Tanner at 7pm. All events are free and open to all ages.

The clean-up portion of the event involves paddling around the banks of the Broad Creek in kayaks and collecting debris and rubbish. Free kayak rentals from Outside Hilton Head are available for the clean-up with reservations, which can be made by calling 843-686-6996. Please reserve early, SPACE IS LIMITED. The Outside Foundation will be providing all clean up supplies and the Foundation sponsored local Special Olympic team members and their families will be helping out. The clean-up will embark from the Outside Hilton Head kiosk at the northern end of the harbor, near the Harbourmasters office.

The dockside attractions will include a “How to Sort Recyclables” event directed by i2 Recycle, who will sort all of the trash retrieved from the Creek. The Foundation invites all local residents and visitors to drop off “hard to recycle” items, such as long florescent bulbs and CFLs, batteries (all except rechargeable), laptops and cell phones. The Port Royal Sound Foundation, Coastal Conservation League, Beaufort Conservation District, Coastal Discovery Museum, and Waddell Mariculture Center will also have fun and interactive exhibits. The Outside Foundation will be providing eco-focused crafts activities for children.

Keep the Broad Creek Clean Event Details: What: An afternoon of fun educational events designed to teach children and their families about the importance of clean water in their community and daily lives, as well as how to protect their local watershed and prevent pollution. When: August 11th, 2-5pm (kayak clean-up), 4-7pm (harbor celebration), 7pm (live music) Where: Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, Hilton Head Island, SC Who: Free and open to all ages

About The Outside Foundation 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 aims to get every 7th grader in Beaufort County out kayaking. For more information visit

Media Contact: Jessie Renew,, 843-290-5377

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