Join your Riverkeeper for World Cleanup Month

It’s that time of year again! It is time for fall cleanups season! September is World Cleanup Month and World Cleanup Day is September 21! In cooperation with these events, we are hosting our fall Cleanup Our Local Waterways Initiative during the entire month of September.

Our Adopters with the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Adopt-a-Landing program have scheduled cleanups throughout the month of September and invite you to join them! We have cleanups from Lake Waccamaw all the way to Winyah Bay! There is a cleanup for everybody! Our adopters will have cleanup supplies including pickers, gloves, and bags to get you started! All you have to do is show up and help out. Want to cleanup more than just the boat landing? Bring your kayak and cleanup the river and its banks, too!

Help us celebrate throughout the entire month! We have cleanups scheduled every weekend and we invite you to join us in keeping our rivers swimmable, fishable, and drinkable for our families and our future!

Please contact the Waccamaw Riverkeeper with any questions at or (843) 349-4007. 


September 1

Where: Big Savannah Bluff Lake Landing (Located off E Bear Grass Rd in Longs, SC)

Who: Yakkity Yakers 

When: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Details: Volunteers should bring their own kayaks to cleanup on the water. Volunteers will clean the landing and then launch for a paddle. 

September 7

Where: Lake Waccamaw State Park (1866 State Park Dr., Lake Waccamaw, NC) – cancelled due to Hurricane Dorian

Who: Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER®

When: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Details: Volunteers can register and get cleanup supplies at the visitor center and return trash there for pick up. 

September 14

Where: East Bay Park Boat Landing (515 East Bay St, Georgetown, SC)

Who: Flash and Fancy

When: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Details: Volunteers should bring their own kayaks to cleanup on the water. 

September 21

Where: Danny Knight Boat Landing (204 Hwy 31 E, Conway, SC)

Who: 843 Fishing / BW Gustafson 

When: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Details: Volunteers should bring their own kayaks to cleanup on the water. 


Where: Peachtree Boat Landing (6652 Peachtree Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC)

Who: Myrtle Beach Paddle Board & Kayak Adventures

When: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Details: Kayaks can be provided with advance notice to Myrtle Beach Paddle Board & Kayak Adventures. Call (843) 833-3345.


Who: Black Scenic River Advisory Committee

When: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Details: Black Scenic River Advisory Committee (BSRAC) will be conducting a cleanup as part of River Sweep. Check out the details on BSRAC Facebook page.


Where: Johnny Causey Boat Landing (2111 Little River Neck Rd, North Myrtle Beach, SC)

Who: Captain Smiley Fishing Charters 

When: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Details: Captain Smiley will have a free trip to Waites Island on The Getaway Tour Boat for the first 32 people present. Boat leaves at 9 am. 

September 28

Where: Conway Riverwalk Park (4 Elm Street, Conway SC)

Who: Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER®

When: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Details: Please join Winyah Rivers Alliance and Waccamaw Outfitters at the Conway Riverwalk to help clean up litter and other trash as part of Winyah Rivers’ World Clean-Up Month campaign! Volunteers should register and collect supplies on the back deck of the Waccamaw Outfitters shop. Volunteers can cleanup on land and/or on the water. Volunteers should bring their own kayaks to cleanup on the water and can launch from the soft launch near the Marina. Waccamaw Outfitters will also supply kayaks! Register with the Riverkeeper at the welcome table! Contact the Waccamaw Riverkeeper for more information.

September 29

Where: Rocky Point Community Forest in the Choppee Community

Who: Winyah Rivers Alliance

When: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Details: Join us for a cleanup at Rocky Point!  This will be an informal affair focused on (you guessed it!) picking up trash but the more the merrier and many hands make light work etc. etc.  We would love to have you join us in this effort to keep things tidy and prevent trash from ending up in the river.  We will be focusing (but not limiting) our efforts on picking up along Rocky Point Dr. Please dress appropriately for the weather (and bugs) and bring water and snacks. We will have a limited supply of gloves etc but if you are able please bring your own gear. Contact Emma Boyer for more information.


Winyah Rivers Alliance

P.O. Box 554
Conway, SC 29528
843 .349 .4007

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