WHAT:            The USDA Forest Service and PalmettoPride will host the annual cleanup of the Francis Marion National Forest on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Volunteers are wanted to help clean up litter and illegal dumpsites spread throughout the forest’s 260,000 acres.

WHO:              This is a great event for families, service learning clubs, school and church groups, and outdoor enthusiasts. Volunteers need to dress appropriately for the weather. Sturdy shoes and long pants are encouraged.

WHEN:            Saturday, February 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Lunch will be served at noon to all volunteers and staff.

WHERE:         Volunteers can choose between to 5 locations around the forest prior to the event. Please contact Scott Morgan to pre-register for a specific location near you.


All other volunteers should meet at the US Forest Service Office, 2967 Steed Creek Rd, Huger, SC

From Georgetown: Take HWY 17 S approximately 33 miles to Steed Creek Road (Road #10-1032)

From Monks Corner: Take HWY 52 to HWY 402 to Huger. Cross over Hwy 41 at the flashing red light and you will be on Steed Creek Road. Forest Service Center is 3 miles on your right.

From Mt. Pleasant/I-526: Take HWY 17. Drive 5.2 miles past the Sewee Visitor Center and turn left on Steed Creek Road. Forest Service Center is approximately 9 miles on the left.


HOSTS:          USDA Forest Service and PalmettoPride will work with Charleston and Berkeley Counties on the cleanup logistics. Also participating in the event are Keep Charleston Beautiful and Keep North Charleston Beautiful.


HOW:              For more information or to volunteer, please contact Scott Morgan, Program Manager at PalmettoPride, at 877-725-7733 or smorgan@palmettopride.org.