WHAT: Press conference to kick off “The Great Trail Cleanup of South Carolina,” a month-long campaign when businesses and individuals adopt and clean up various passages of the Palmetto Trail

The Palmetto Trail is South Carolina’s premier hiking and bicycling Trail. This 350-mile Trail stretches from Walhalla in the Blue Ridge Mountains to Awendaw on the Intracoastal Waterway. With 27 passages ranging from 1.1 to 47 miles, the Trail is an easily accessible, free public resource for day treks and cross-state adventures.

The Palmetto Trail is a state treasure for residents and visitors alike. Yet, the Trail faces significant environmental degradation from litter and illegal dumping. These activities mar South Carolina’s beauty and discourage Trail use. (See attached photos.)

WHEN: 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 22

WHERE: The Palmetto Conservation Foundation
722 King Street, Columbia, SC 29205

REMARKS: Mary Roe, Director, Programs & Development, Palmetto Conservation Foundation
Sarah Lyles, Executive Director, PalmettoPride
United Way of the Midlands
Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union


MEDIA CONTACT:   Sarah Lyles, Executive Director, PalmettoPride – slyles@palmettopride.org or 877-725-7733.