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DHEC's Adopt-A-Beach ProgramReports spills

The Adopt-A-Beach program is part of the DHEC Marine Debris Initiative and is a great way for businesses, civic clubs, school groups and neighborhood associations to make a significant contribution to the preservation of our wonderful coastal environment. Everyone who participates in a beach cleanup becomes a powerful advocate for the beach against litter.

To get involved, a representative of your organization should contact the DHEC Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management. We will help you find an area to adopt.

If you would like to participate, call DHEC at (843) 953-0200. We will give you all the information you need to Adopt-A-Beach and keep South Carolina's beaches beautiful! You may also download the 2015-2016 Partnership Agreement online.

*We strongly encourage partner organizations to use the Beach Clean Up Reporting Webform. However, hard copy forms may be emailed to or mailed to the address provided on the form.

Thanks to the groups that are currently working to keep our coast clean and healthy!

We are currently in the process of reorganizing the Adopt-A-Beach program. All new and existing partnership agreements will expire on December 31, 2016. New agreements will begin January 1, 2017.