NMB organizations prepare to ‘sweep’ the city

NMB organizations prepare to ‘sweep’ the city

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful is hosting the 26th Annual Beach Sweep/Creek Sweep on September 20.

The Beach Sweep/Creek Sweep event is a part of the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium Statewide Beach Sweep/River Sweep. This event will give volunteers the opportunity to clear the ocean fronts of North Myrtle Beach and marshes in Cherry Grove of aquatic debris.

The sweep will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 12 p.m. Check in starts at 8:30 a.m. on 53rd Avenue North Boat Ramp in Cherry Grove and lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Interested volunteers should contact Gregg Barnhill at dgbarnhill@nmb.us

Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful isn't the only organization sweeping the coast on September, 20. The Grand Strand Running Club is hosting the 16th Annual Park Sweep 5k.

The 5K Cross Country Run / Walk will begin at 8 a.m. on the Cross Country Course at the NMB Park and Sports Complex. Race awards will be given to the top three male and female overall and top male and female masters. There will also be awards for different age groups.

Packets can be picked up on race day at the NMB Park & Sports Complex Amphitheater, between 7 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. This event is sponsored by Keep NMB Beautiful, Troxell Chiropractic and others.

For more information, visit  www.coastaltiming.com. Click here to register. T-shirts will be given to those who pre-register.

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