Volunteer Opportunities

We all can make a difference, especially when we work together.  Help teach kids the value of volunteering while also protecting our local waterways.  

Want to Organize a Litter Cleanup?

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Do you have a cleanup location in mind?  Do you need help recruiting volunteers?  Do you need a spot for a group service project?  We can help get you started. 

Our Clean Up Tool Library has everything you need for a successful cleanup event including litter pickup tools, vests, gloves and bags.  

Interested in Marking Storm Drains in your Neighborhood? 
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Storm drains make it easy for stormwater to make its way to the nearest waterbody, but pollution can also follow the same direct pathway and hurt our local waterways. The pollution can come from many places, but the simplest is when non-stormwater items (such as oil, trash, paint, wash water, etc.) are dumped directly into storm drains. Educational marking at storm drains can help to highlight this connection and serve as a warning to any would-be polluter of the consequences of dumping items into storm drains.

We are hoping to implement a Storm Drain Marking initiative Fall 2021.  If you are interested in participating, please send us an email and we will keep your name on a list and will contact you when we start planning.  

Catawba Riversweep - a Community Cleanup of the Catawba-Wateree River Basin
The Catawba Riversweep is one day a year when citizens from all over the Catawba-Wateree River Basin come together to clean up on the same day.  October 2, 2021 will be the day when thousands of neighbors come together at dozens of sites from Lake James to Lake Wateree and everywhere in between.  It will be a day of hard work, fun, fellowship, and action!  

Helpful Links: 

Palmetto Pride - Cleanup Safety Tips

Keep America Beautiful - Covid 19 Safety Guidelines


Keep Lancaster Beautiful