Routine Litter Pickup Reduces Litter

Columbia, SC (February 14, 2018) – The 11th annual Francis Marion National Forest Cleanup was held on Saturday, February 3, 2018, and at the event, 327 volunteers removed more than10 tons of trash and tires from the forest. The ratio of volunteers to trash picked up indicates once again that routine litter pickup events, even […]

Posted on February 15th, 2018


Francis Marion Annual Cleanup Coming Soon

Columbia, SC (January 2018) – The Francis Marion National Forest Cleanup is an annual cleanup in February that brings together more than 300 volunteers in one-day to pick up litter from one of the state’s most popular outdoor recreational areas. PalmettoPride and the USDA Forest Service, along with long time partners Keep Berkeley County Beautiful, […]

Posted on January 12th, 2018


Sponsors Needed for PalmettoPride’s Annual Francis Marion Cleanup

Columbia, SC (November 2017) – The Francis Marion National Forest Cleanup is an annual event in February that brings together more than 300 volunteers for a one-day event to pick up litter from one of the state’s most popular outdoor recreational areas. The event hosts, PalmettoPride and the USDA Forest Service, have brought in new […]

Posted on November 16th, 2017


2018 Litter Trashes Everyone Art Contest Now Open

Columbia, SC (October 2017) – PalmettoPride’s annual Litter Trashes Everyone Art Contest is open now to all South Carolina Elementary schools. The art contest is an opportunity for students to learn about their environment and showcase their artistic talents. PalmettoPride has put together a packaged-program with everything a teacher needs to bring this program to […]

Posted on October 17th, 2017


PalmettoPride Selects Ten Cities to Receive Trash Cans

PalmettoPride awarded ten cities with trash receptacles as part of a trash can mini-grant. Recipients include: the Cities of Camden, Gaffney, Liberty and Walterboro. As well as the Towns of Blacksville, Carlisle, Chapin, North, Ridgeway and Saluda. The mini-grant was offered to members of the Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC) accompanying PalmettoPride’s presentation on […]

Posted on September 14th, 2017


Calling All Aspiring Writers: Enter PalmettoPride’s Children’s Book Contest

Columbia, SC (September 2017) — PalmettoPride your anti-litter and beautification organization, is hosting a children’s book contest! This contest will launch on September 5 and will be open to all ages with an original story idea focusing on the behavioral change of those who litter. PalmettoPride’s mission is to eradicate litter and promote beautification in […]

Posted on September 5th, 2017


PalmettoPride 2017-2018 Grant Application Now Open

Columbia, SC (August 8, 2017) — PalmettoPride announces the opening of the 2017 – 2018 grant cycle. The PalmettoPride Grants program provides funding to organizations and government agencies to eradicate litter and promote beautification in South Carolina. Applications are open for two grants, the Tree Grant and the Litter Trashes Everyone Education Grant are available […]

Posted on August 8th, 2017


Zero Tolerance for Litter Campaign Kickoff

WHAT: The South Carolina Litter Control Association (SCLCA) and PalmettoPride will hold a press conference to kick off the annual Zero Tolerance for Litter campaign. Zero Tolerance for Litter is an annual event to unite law enforcement officers in a dual-mission campaign to enforce state and local litter laws and to educate the public on […]

Posted on March 27th, 2017


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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Annual Forest Cleanup Results Indicates Litter Is Down

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