PalmettoPride, Keep South Carolina Beautiful and Partners Create the Edisto River Adopt-A-Landing Grant

In an effort to encourage behavior change around littering, PalmettoPride, Keep South Carolina Beautiful, Walther Farms and Keep America Beautiful have come together to create the Edisto River Adopt-A-Landing Grant for local governments, community groups and non-profits.

The grant is currently on a rolling deadline and aims to change behavior along the public boat landings of the Edisto River in South Carolina. This grant will cover the costs of litter cleanup supplies, signs for the landings, kayaks to use on the river for litter cleanups, monofilament recycling bins, cigarette waste receptacles and other items as approved that enforce and prevent littering at public boat landings.
“We wanted this program to expand statewide, but we knew we needed to start small first. So we reached out to a few partners, and honed in on the Edisto River,” stated Keep South Carolina Beautiful Director, Mallory D. Biering.

“This grant will assist with local enforcement of the new litter laws, assist in changing the behavior of those that do litter, and create a more beautiful experience of the Edisto River,” continued Biering.

Walther Farms, located in Windsor, South Carolina noticed they too have a problem with litter locally. Jeremy Walther, part owner of the farm said, “It’s discouraging to see folks trash our beautiful state. Giving back to our communities is at the core of why we farm. The work that PalmettoPride is doing in our state is very important to our quality of life. [Joining them on the Adopt-A-Landing Grant was a way] to help PalmettoPride make South Carolina as beautiful as it should be.”

Keep America Beautiful and PhillipMorrisUSA were able to donate cigarette butt bins to the Adopt-A-Landing Grant, to assist in decreasing the amount of cigarette litter found at landings along the Edisto River.

“We wanted to work with organizations with similar visions and opinions on behavior change. Keep America Beautiful and Walther Farms share both vision and opinion of creating an even more beautiful South Carolina. This grant will provide just that to those visiting the Edisto River,” stated Biering.

To apply for the Edisto River Adopt-A-Landing Grant, visit this site.

For more information on ways to get involved please visit PalmettoPride’s website or contact Mallory Biering at mbeiring@palmettopride.org

Author: Rachel Howell

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