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Pickens County Pride – March 2017

Pickens County Legislative Delegation, Sheriff Rick Clark and PalmettoPride announce Pickens County Pride, a litter pickup blitz. This month-long volunteer pickup campaign will take place throughout the month of March. There will be a kickoff Friday, March 3, 2017, at Lowes on Hwy 123 in Easley where volunteers can sign up and get supplies. “We […]

Posted on March 2nd, 2017

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On Saturday, February 4, 2017, 398 volunteers participated in the annual Francis Marion National Forest Cleanup hosted by the USDA Forest Service and PalmettoPride, picking up 15.38 tons of trash from areas within the Forest including parts of the Palmetto Trail and several waterways. Approximately 50 tires, a trailer full of discarded shingles, a freezer […]

Posted on February 22nd, 2017

Francis Marion National Forest Cleanup – February 4, 2017

PalmettoPride, the USDA Forest Service and Palmetto Conservation Foundation will host the annual cleanup of the Francis Marion National Forest on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Volunteers are wanted to help clean up litter and illegal dumpsites spread throughout the forest’s 260,000 acres. This litter pickup event is the 10th collaborative effort hosted by PalmettoPride and […]

Posted on January 19th, 2017

Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on January 19th, 2017

10th Annual Francis Marion Forest Cleanup 2/4/17

10 years. 2100 volunteers. 237 tons of trash removed. The 10th Annual Francis Marion National Forest is coming up. Will you do your part to help keep South Carolina beautiful? Join PalmettoPride and the USDA Forest Service with help from Palmetto Conservation Foundation as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our most popular cleanup event. […]

Posted on January 3rd, 2017

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2017 SC Litter Control/KSCB Conference Registration Now Open

Follow this link to register for the 2017 SC Litter Control and Keep South Carolina Beautiful Conference. The conference will be held on February 22-24, 2017. SCLCA/KSCB 2017 Registration.

Posted on December 12th, 2016

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Litter Trashes Everyone Art Contest

2017 Litter Trashes Everyone Art Contest Application PalmettoPride knows that South Carolina students are creative and care about the environment. Our annual art contest is now open for teachers to sign up classes to participate in this fun and educational competition. Students will need to draw on the theme “Litter Trashes Everyone”. The winning artwork […]

Posted on September 14th, 2016

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PalmettoPride and Camp Leopold Team Up to Teach Kids about Litter

PalmettoPride, South Carolina’s anti-litter organization, and Camp Leopold, South Carolina Waterfowl Association’s (SCWA) Environmental Education Program, have teamed up to teach children about the effects of litter in our environment. Camp Leopold engages students grades three through seven in hands-on learning on a 410-acre outdoor classroom adjacent to Lake Marion. Participating schools choose from environmental […]

Posted on August 1st, 2016


The South Carolina Litter Control Association kicked off the annual Zero Tolerance for Litter campaign today at the State House. Joined by Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter, officers from state and local law enforcement agencies, Keep America Beautiful representatives and Waste Management companies, the Litter Control Association laid out the mission of Zero Tolerance and issued a […]

Posted on March 30th, 2016

Great Trail Cleanup To Attack Litter, Illegal Dumpsites

Palmetto Conservation Foundation (PCF) and PalmettoPride kicked off the Great Trail Cleanup of South Carolina today to attack litter and illegal dumping along the Palmetto Trail. The Great Trail Cleanup will occur during April and brings together the two host organizations for the first time on a cross-state, volunteer-driven litter cleanup. The Palmetto Trail faces […]

Posted on March 22nd, 2016