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Ocean & Coastal Resource Management (OCRM)

Marine Debris Initiative

Adopt-A-Beach Adopt A Beach Report

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. We will also help publicize your group or organization by posting a sign near your adopted beach to tell everyone that your group is in charge of keeping this stretch of beach clean.

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 2013-2016 Partnership Agreement online.

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

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

  • Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
  • Beach Properties of Hilton Head
  • Blackbaud
  • Boy Scout Troop 63
  • Brianne Haven and Family
  • CCU CMWS Graduate Organization
  • Circular Congregational Church
  • Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors
  • Coastal Carolina Surf Club (CCSC)
  • Coastal Elasmobranch Society
  • Collins Group Realty
  • CUDA - CCU SCUBA Club
  • Dataw Garden Club
  • Deloitte
  • Douglass Family
  • Employees of DHEC-OCRM
  • Employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Charleston District
  • EnSafe Inc.
  • Friends of Hunting Island
  • Friends of Michael Houser
  • Gennarelli Family and GS Troop 2514
  • Goose Creek High School BETA Club
  • www.HANDFUND.org
  • Hart’s Happy Miles
  • Hilton Head High School Science Dept.
  • International Association of Firefighters Local 3052
  • Isle of Palms Neighborhood Association
  • ITT Technical Institute
  • James Ward, CPA
  • Katie Konicki and Family
  • Keep Surfside Beach Beautiful Committee (KSBBC)
  • Levi Strauss Co.
  • Litchfield Beach POA
  • Lowcountry Parrotheads Club
  • Marks Family
  • Marriott Business Council
  • Marriott Vacation Club
  • Marriott's Oceanwatch Villas
  • Myrtle Beach Humanists/Freethinkers
  • North Face Outlet Store #0082
  • Pawleys Island Surf Club
  • Penn State Alumni Association
  • Psenka Family/The Children's Garden School
  • Ripley's Aquarium
  • Sector Beach Sweepers
  • Septima P. Clark Academy
  • South Carolina Aquarium
  • Sullivans Island Kaliedoscope
  • Surf the Earth
  • The Art of Massage and Yoga
  • The Sea Pines Resort
  • The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort
  • Thorn Contracting
  • Timothy Gassler Captain Denim
  • U.S. Coast Guard DDO Myrtle Beach
  • Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry
  • USCB Environmental Club
  • Vapor Apparel