Keep South Carolina Beautiful Presents Awards to Affiliates and Partners

Columbia, SC (November 30, 2021) – Keep South Carolina Beautiful, the state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and a division of PalmettoPride, recognized affiliates and local partners for efforts in litter prevention in their home cities and counties during the annual conference held in Myrtle Beach, September 8-10, 2021.

Affiliates implement programs in the areas of waste reduction, litter prevention and beautification with the overall mission to improve communities. Keep South Carolina Beautiful has seen a significant increase in affiliates and participation in recent years. In 2021, the South Carolina network comprised 20% of the new affiliates with the national Keep America Beautiful network.

Since 2020, South Carolina has certified six new affiliates: Keep Jasper County Beautiful, Keep Conway Beautiful, Keep Walterboro Beautiful, Keep Lancaster County Beautiful, Keep Pickens County Beautiful, and Keep Myrtle Beach Beautiful.

The awards presented were for achievements in the year 2020: 

Outstanding Performance Awards

Advertising-Marketing; Keep Berkeley Beautiful – Get Outside & Keep Berkeley Beautiful

Educator-School; Keep Berkeley Beautiful – Michael Huff

Event-Program; Keep York County Beautiful and Rock Hill Clean & Green – Polar Bear Pickup

Local Government; Keep Beaufort County Beautiful – Beaufort County

 Affiliate Community Partnership – Business; Keep Berkeley Beautiful – Santee Cooper

Affiliate Community Partnership – Government; Keep Greenville County Beautiful – Litter Ends Here

Affiliate Community Partnership – Social; Keep Beaufort County Beautiful – Port Royal Sound & Maritime Center

Affiliate Community Partnership – Overall; Keep Dorchester County Beautiful – Edisto River Adventures

Board Member of the Year; Keep Aiken County Beautiful – Dr. Darlene Rittel

Volunteer of the Year; Keep York County Beautiful – William ‘Mercy’ Cureton

Affiliate Recognition Awards

  • Keep Berkeley Beautiful
  • Keep Beaufort County Beautiful
  • Keep North Charleston Beautiful
  • Keep OneSpartanburg Beautiful
  • Keep York County Beautiful
  • Rock Hill Clean & Green

Keep South Carolina Beautiful & South Carolina Litter Control Association

Affiliate & Enforcement Partnership Award; Keep OneSpartanburg Beautiful & Spartanburg County Environmental Enforcement Department

2020 President’s Circle Recipients

  • Keep Aiken County Beautiful
  • Keep Anderson County Beautiful
  • Keep Bamberg County Beautiful
  • Keep Beaufort County Beautiful
  • Keep Berkeley Beautiful
  • Keep Charleston Beautiful
  • Keep Colleton Beautiful
  • Keep Conway Beautiful
  • Keep Darlington County Beautiful
  • Keep Dorchester County Beautiful
  • Keep Edisto Beautiful
  • Keep Florence Beautiful
  • Keep Georgetown Beautiful
  • Keep Greenville County Beautiful
  • Keep Greenwood County Beautiful
  • Keep Hampton County Beautiful
  • Keep Horry County Beautiful
  • Keep Jasper County Beautiful
  • Keep the Midlands Beautiful
  • Keep Newberry County Beautiful
  • Keep North Charleston Beautiful
  • Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful
  • Rock Hill Clean & Green
  • Keep Oconee Beautiful Association
  • Keep OneSpartanburg Beautiful
  • Keep Orangeburg County Beautiful
  • Keep Sumter Beautiful
  • Keep Wadmalaw Beautiful
  • Keep Williamsburg Beautiful
  • Keep York County Beautiful

KSCB State Leader, Mallory Coffey, sits on the State Leaders Council and will assume the role as president in 2023. She is a recognized national trainer and speaker. South Carolina affiliates including KSCB, Keep the Midlands Beautiful and Keep OneSpartanburg Beautiful presented at the KAB national conference, November 15. To learn more about Keep South Carolina, contact PalmettoPride at

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PalmettoPride is working towards a litter-free South Carolina. Created as a legislative initiative to fight litter and help beautify South Carolina by engaging citizens to take action in their communities through education, enforcement, awareness and pickup. Keep South Carolina Beautiful is a division of PalmettoPride and is the state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. KSCB oversees more than 35 affiliates across the state and provides resources, training, guidance, and funding to those affiliates.







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