Several Earth Day events happening this weekend

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Tuesday, April 22 is Earth Day, but several organizations are holding Earth Day-related events this weekend.

Among them are:

WHAT: Hartsville's Great American Cleanup

WHERE: Pride Park, 630 S. Sixth St., and Hartsville neighborhoods

WHEN: Saturday, April 26, 2014, signup begins at 8 a.m., cleanup begins at 8:30 a.m.

DETAILS: Below is a news release with more information on this event:

Hartsville, S.C. - April 14, 2014 - The City of Hartsville and Keep Darlington County Beautiful are again inviting volunteers to spend a morning improving Hartsville's neighborhoods by collecting trash and debris.

The Great American Cleanup, taking place in Hartsville for the 11th year this Saturday, April 26, will begin at Pride Park, 630 S. Sixth St., where volunteers may register at 8 a.m. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., they will head into neighborhoods of their choosing to collect litter and other trash from street right-of-ways.

Hartsville's program is part of a nationwide Great American Cleanup effort, sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, which brought together 4.5 million volunteers in 2013 and cleared away 40 million pounds of litter and debris from 81,000 miles of roads.

Volunteers will receive needed equipment such as safety vests, gloves, bags and some grabbers from the City of Hartsville, and may carry discarded tires to a receptacle located at the Environmental Services shop, 500 Poole St. The Hartsville Fire Department will provide a free lunch for volunteers in Pride Park at noon.

Those interested in volunteering may register with Brenda Kelley at 843.383.3009 or or Heather Garrison at 843.339.2868 or

WHAT: Samuel Floyd Watch Group Neighborhood Clean up

WHEN: Saturday April 26th, 2014, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

WHERE: Meet at Hemingway St.& Hwy 378

DETAILS: Community Walk Thru/Clean up, Cook Out & Community Forum. Please encourage your neighbors to attend!

For more information, contact Sgt. Darren Alston, Community Services Sergeant

Conway City Police Department - 843-488-7669.

WHAT: Ocean Bay Middle School's Earth Day at the Bay

WHEN: April 26 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m

WHERE: Ocean Bay Middle School, 905 International Dr, Myrtle Beach

DETAILS: This event is geared towards youth and helping them learn more about how to protect the environment. Keep Horry County Beautiful will have a table set up and some great give-away items. Come out for a fun day!

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