33rd Annual Beach Sweep / Creek Sweep


  • Check-in Location: Cherry Grove boat ramp at 53rd Ave. North in the Cherry Grove Section of North Myrtle Beach
  • Check-in: Starts at 8:30 am.
  • Date: Saturday, September 17th, 2022
  • Time: 9 am to 11 am
  • Volunteer: Email Keep NMB Beautiful or call 843-280-5571 or just show up that morning

Beach Sweep / Creek Sweep

Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful will sponsor the local Beach Sweep / Creek Sweep again this year. We will be cleaning the oceanfront areas of North Myrtle Beach and some areas of the marsh in Cherry Grove. Our Beach Sweep / Creek Sweep is a part of the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium Statewide Beach Sweep / River Sweep. 

Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful is a volunteer committee to educate and empower the North Myrtle Beach community to personally improve the environment and enhance the quality of life and community pride through beautification, litter prevention, and recycling.

Largest One-Day Volunteer Cleanup

Beach Sweep / River Sweep is South Carolina’s largest one-day volunteer cleanup. Every third Saturday in September thousands of South Carolinians clear the following of aquatic debris:

  • Beaches
  • Lakes
  • Marshes
  • Rivers
  • Swamps

The cleanup, organized by the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Has taken place annually since 1988. The Sweep takes place in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup, coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy. Once the sweep is over, The Ocean Conservancy tallies all of the debris data. This data helps us learn the sources of the litter so we can try to prevent litter before it starts.

Volunteer Groups & Sponsors

  • All North Myrtle Beach Elementary Schools
  • Clemson Extension Service
  • DHEC
  • Driftwood GC
  • Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful
  • North Myrtle Beach Pilot Club
  • North Myrtle Beach Public Safety
  • North Myrtle Beach High School and Middle School
  • North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation
  • North Myrtle Beach Public Works
  • North Myrtle Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad
  • NS Sail and Power Squadron
  • OD Shag Club
  • Optimist Club
  • Palmetto Pride
  • Sea Coast Anglers
  • Sea Grant Consortium
  • Sea Oates GC
  • Yaupon GC
  • Many individual volunteers from the area