Team up to clean up

PalmettoPride Clean Teams gives citizens a simple framework to facilitate their participation. We need your help to engage neighbors, family and friends to adopt a special area to monitor and clean up regularly. We recommend working with your local KSCB affiliate with help organizing a cleanup, but if there isn’t an affiliate in your area, Clean Teams is the opportunity for you!

We are looking for a few thousand good Samaritans to help us create a social norm that littering is not okay. PalmettoPride was created to engage South Carolinians to take responsibility for their communities and eradicate litter.

We can help identify the right program for your team and provide resources to help you get started. In exchange for your commitment, PalmettoPride can provide your group with cleanup supplies, t-shirts, event promotion, positive publicity, and other forms of technical assistance. While we only require four litter pickups a year, we encourage your Clean Team to pick up litter when you see it. We would love to hear from you and see your team in action! Learn more or contact PalmettoPride Pickup Program Manager George Marthers at gmarthers@palmettopride.org.

We will defer to all locally coordinated “adoption” programs where applicable, such as: Adopt-A-Beach, local Keep America Beautiful Adopt-A-Spot programs, Riverkeeper and Covekeeper programs)

Requirements

  • Four required litter pickups a year in parks, neighborhoods, roadways, streams, waterways, and/or nature trails.
  • Monitor your area for illegal dumpsites, graffiti and vandalism and report to local law enforcement.
  • Report your clean up results.

Current Clean Teams

Slobodanka R. PooleLongcreek Plantation Neighbors
Greensprings Green TeamLugoff Hunter’s Crossing
Business NetworksRosewood Rangers
Newspring Church CharlestonEbenezer United Methodist Church
Parris Island Young MarinesCleaner SC NW
Minors & Mentors Maintaining Millbrook MeticulouslyNorth Washington Road Clean Team
Northside Clean TeamKappa Epsilon Psi
Brookert HeightsPort Royal Pride Patrol
A Carolina FamilyOne Good Deed at a Time
Bamberg County Student Clean TeamCarson’s 4-H Trash Warriors
Romain RadicalsWhispering Woods
SC BeachcombersLake Cooley Clean Team
Town of Patrick Clean TeamEmpowered U
Keep Berea BeautifulStrap em Up
Little River River SweepCrystal Lake Clean Team
New Gray Rock / Dam RoadsSummerville Beautification Committee
Matthews Mill Village Community GroupPlaneteers
Charleston Paddle ClubSummerset Bay
Mt. Vernon Road Clean TeamOrganized Urban Renewal Service Robert Smith
Battery Creek HS MCJROTCJ.L. Mann Patriot Battalion
Battery Point HOACharleston Bicycle Company
In Honor of All EducatorsCub Scout Pack 63
SCHH Riverbend Road WarriorsBurton Center
Harbor Island “Litter Bug”The Kushlak
Collins FamilyTideline CPA Group
Columbia High School Athletics25th Operations Support Squadron War Horses
Augusta-Aiken Audubon SocietyBatesburg-Leesville Litter Busters
Team AwesomeAshford Clean Team
Dent Middle SchoolGullah Geechee Initiative Foundation, Inc.
Keep Foxbank BeautifulWorkhorse
West Pelzer PridePickens County Litter Cleanup Crew
The Cainhoy Clean TeamThe Walkers
Mulberry PickersStonoview Litter Brigade
Hogan Land Clean TeamHilton Helpers
Get Lit TeamUpper Rockyford Lake Clean Team
Massey EstatesCainhoy Clean Team Crew