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Cooper River Marina Cleanup

By United By Blue (other events)

Saturday, May 16 2015 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
 
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Join us alongside Belk and Eco Swim for a cleanup and restoration day at the Cooper River Marina in Charleston.  It will be a fun, fast paced morning divided into 3 projects:

  1. Pick up litter in the marsh and along the shoreline. Rubber gloves, litter pickers and trash bags will be provided. Trash and recyclables will be separated a routed to the appropriate disposal sites.

  2. Bagging oyster shells for a reef to be built at the Cooper River marina. Heavy lifting will be involved. The purpose of this project is to provide substrate for the recruitment of juvenile oysters and to restore valuable oyster habitat in areas where population are depleting or lacking. Through this community based restoration program, habitats for other animals are enhanced, estuarine water quality is improved, and the general public is education about the important of oyster in the eco system.

  3. Building an oyster reef at the Cooper River Marina. Heavy lifting will be involved (about 300 bags at 25lubs each). Pre-filled bags will be transferred from person to person from loading area down to the build site where the reef to be constructed.

Please wear shoes or high rubber boots that will protect your feet as some portions of the sweep may involve walking through marsh or pluff mud. Bring your own water bottle to help minimize waste.

We’ll supply with everything you need for this cleanup: bags, gloves, sunscreen, bug spray, and ice water!  To learn more, email cleanup@unitedbyblue.com.

Getting there: 

Driving:

Via Cosgrove Avenue - Traveling East or West on I-26 - To Charleston or Away From Charleston

  • Take exit 216, Cosgrove Avenue North. Go to the 3rd stoplight (Spruill Avenue)
  • Turn right on Spruill Avenue and proceed to the 3rd stoplight. (Viaduct Road)
  • Turn left on Viaduct Road and proceed over the bridge and immediately bare right at the sign directing you to Bainbridge Avenue.
  • Take this road to the stop sign where it intersects with Bainbridge Avenue.
  • Turn left on Bainbridge and continue on in the right hand lane to the stop sign.
  • Turn right at this stop sign and proceed straight onto Tidewater Road. Continue on this road until you reach the stop sign at marina parking lot.
  • The marina office is at the end of the North Pier, immediately to your left as you enter the parking lot.

Via Spruill Avenue- West Bound I-26 Only 

  • Take exit 218, Spruill Avenue. Go to the stop light at Spruill Avenue.
  • Turn left onto Spruill and proceed for approximately 2 miles to the next stop light at Viaduct Road.
  • Turn right on Viaduct Road and proceed over the bridge and immediately bare right at the sign directing you to Bainbridge Avenue.
  • Take this road to the stop sign where it intersects with Bainbridge Avenue.
  • Turn left on Bainbridge and continue on in the right hand lane to the stop sign.
  • Turn right at this stop sign and proceed straight onto Tidewater Road. Continue on this road until you reach the stop sign at marina parking lot.
  • The marina office is at the end of the North Pier, immediately to your left as you enter the parking lot.

Volunteers can leave their vehicles in the park's lot.