Editorial: Beach Santa’s work is commendable. Let’s give him some help.

The Isle of Palms must have been very good to be so rewarded by “Beach Santa,” also known as Howard Hogue, a colorful 73-year-old volunteer so passionate about keeping our beaches and roadsides clear of litter that he has made it his daily job.

Lt. Governor Evette takes part in Myrtle Beach cleanup

South Carolina Lt. Governor Pamela Evette joined Keep Myrtle Beach Beautiful and other volunteers at Hurl Rocks Park on Monday morning for a beach cleanup. She stressed that everyone should help out with keeping our beaches clean.

Keep Berkeley Beautiful receives $10K PalmettoPride grant

Keep Berkeley Beautiful (KBB) has received PalmettoPride’s Keep South Carolina Beautiful (KSCB) annual Support Grant for $10,000 to help fund and implement initiatives, programs and projects designed to increase litter prevention across Berkeley County.

City of Laurens awarded 90 trees through PalmettoPride grant

The City of Laurens has received a grant of 90 trees from Palmetto Pride, a non-profit organization which works with public agencies and volunteers across South Carolina to fight litter and beautify the state.

Pelion is the third municipality to receive a ‘Spring Sweep’

It’s time for Pelion to get clean. Lexington County and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department are partnering with Pelion, the Pelion Police Department and PalmettoPride to host what’s called a Spring Sweep in Pelion: A Great American Cleanup Event.

South Carolina litterbug fined more than $1,300 after dumping 150 lbs. of trash, deputies say

The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office gave the reminder after officials said two bags of trash were dumped on the side of the road on Friday in the southern part of the county. They said the total weight of the trash bags was about 150 pounds.

Program highlights connection between litter and crime

Palmetto Pride held a training recently titled Crime Prevention through Environmental Design. The goal of the program was to show attendees that having a clean neighborhood is connected to crime prevention. According to the training, most crimes can be prevented if a property or a neighborhood is clean.

How can we stop litter in South Carolina? Here’s what several groups say is necessary

Law enforcement officers and local nonprofits came together Wednesday for their annual Zero Tolerance for Litter event, which draws attention toward educating the public on the effects of litter in our communities. 

Jasper volunteers working to eliminate litter as part of Great American Cleanup

“Only you can prevent litter. Our program has been a huge success due to our relationships throughout the county to develop our volunteer base and our engaging the agencies, businesses and schools for litter prevention.”

Conservation Corner: Secure your load before you hit the road

Unsecure loads are an environmental, economic and safety concern that impacts everyone. According to Palmetto Pride (South Carolina’s antilitter organization) roughly 20% of all roadside litter comes from unsecured loads.