Art inspiring action

Beautification is a tactic of litter prevention and art can change a community in a positive way. Dating back to 2013, PalmettoPride first began its partnership with Myrtle Beach-based artist Jim Swain, creator of Environmental Sculptures, whose unique artwork dramatizes the issue of plastic litter within our communities and engages the guests who visit these recreational areas about the harmful side-effects of single-use plastic bottles.

Between the rate at which our world is experiencing environmental pollution and his fabrication repertoire, Jim teamed up with friend and fellow creative, Paul Quirk, to find a solution that is both effective and engaging. With Paul designing and Jim creating, Environmental Sculptures took off on its mission to educate, engage, and inspire communities all over the nation to take action and propel our world toward a more sustainable future.

PalmettoPride sponsored the placement of 20 environmental sculptures throughout South Carolina. As South Carolina anti-litter organization, PalmettoPride hopes the art will encourage citizens to keep our state beautiful and its natural resources and wildlife safe. Learn more by contacting

Visit a PalmettoPride-sponsored Environmental Sculpture

GroupLocationCountySculpture Design
Keep Greenville County BeautifulSwamp Rabbit TrailGreenvilleSwamp Rabbits (3)
Keep Greenville County BeautifulConestee Nature PreserveGreenvilleBeaver
Keep Horry County BeautifulLoris Nature ParkHorryCarolina Wrens (3)
Keep Horry County BeautifulEnterprise Boat LandingHorryBass
Keep Horry County BeautifulChris Anderson Boat LandingHorryBass
Coastal Carolina Realtors AssociationMorse ParkGeorgetownPelican
McCormick Soil & Water Conservation DistrictSavannah Valley Railroad TrailMcCormickCarolina Wrens (2)
Keep Orangeburg BeautifulTown of NeesesOrangeburgCarolina Wrens (3)
City of North Myrtle BeachNorth Myrtle Beach ParkHorryBass
Jasper Soil & Water Conservation DistrictBlue Heron Nature CenterJasperHeron
City of GreerGreer City ParkGreenvilleFox
City of West ColumbiaInteractive Art ParkLexingtonRiver Turtle