Kershaw County News

CLEAN COUNTY COMMISSION RECEIVES PALMETTO PRIDE GRANT

Post Date:02/15/2019

PRESS RELEASE 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2019

Media Contact    803.425.1500
Lauren Branham Reeder
Lauren.reeder@kershaw.sc.gov 

CLEAN COUNTY COMMISSION RECEIVES PALMETTO PRIDE GRANT

 Kershaw County, SC – The Kershaw County Clean County Commission recently received a $5,000 Palmetto Pride Grant to help reduce the litter within Kershaw County. “Our objective is simple,” stated Wanda Swann, member of the Clean County Commission. “We want to make Kershaw County a cleaner and more beautiful community.”

 The organization said the grant monies they have received will help jumpstart their efforts in reducing the amount of litter in Kershaw County through education, awareness, and action. This includes:

  • Educating citizens about the concerns of littering utilizing billboards
  • Posting signs at public boat ramps to remind boaters to secure their boats before entering the highways
  • Bringing litter education into Kershaw County Schools
  • Working with law enforcement and the court system concerning the enforcement of litter laws
  • Collaborating with other community organizations and volunteers to clean the county
  • Placing cameras at hot spot litter areas within the county and report litter offenders, and
  • Organizing a spring and fall litter pick-up event

 The Clean County Commission has already received 500 tarps and tie downs that they have distributed to county recycling centers. These tarps and tie downs will be handed out to large trucks needing to secure their loads for transport.

LITTER PICK-UP DAY

The Clean Community Commission will host their first Litter Pick-Up Day on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon. Litter Pick-Up Day is a great way for community organizations, churches, citizens, and business owners to come together to beautify Kershaw County. To participate in Litter Pick-Up Day, sign-up at KCCleanCounty@gmail.com.

ABOUT CLEAN COMMUNITY COMMISSION

The Kershaw County Clean Community Commission is an eight-member commission appointed by each county district and one at-large. Reinstated in August 2018, the Commission works to make Kershaw County a cleaner and more beautiful county.

Appointed members include Laina Shoemake, Chairman; Gene Hartis, Vice Chairman; Wanda Swann; Tom Webb; Bill Mettles; Doug Fielding; Dennis Outlaw; and Becky Robinson.

PHOTO CAPTION (from right to left): Sarah Lyles of Palmetto Pride, Wanda Swann, Laina Shoemake, Gene Hartis, Tom Webb, Bill Mettles, and Doug Fielding.

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