Clean Marine Event April 8-10

Don’t miss out on the Clean Marine Weekend, April 8-10 in the Charleston area. A host of state agencies and local non-profits are hosting the community event aimed at boaters and fishermen and will take place this weekend at Charleston area boat landings, marinas and Cherry Point Seafood.

The event is hosting 12 drop-off sites around Charleston County (6 marinas, 5 public boat landings and 1 commercial fish dock) for Charleston county residents to dispose of unwanted boating and fishing related gear and materials for FREE. Trailerable boats, trailers and engines will also be accepted (all liquids drained) at the Charleston County Landfill located on Bees Ferry Road for FREE on Friday and Saturday until 4pm. No tipping fees will be charged for people participating in the Clean Marine Weekend.

Volunteers will be on hand to coordinate collection on April 8 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., April 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and April 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the following locations:
Charleston Harbor Resort
Charleston City Marina
Charleston City Boatyard
Ripley Light Marina
Isle of Palms Marina
Bohicket Marina
County Farm Landing
Bulow Landing
John P. Limehouse Landing
Battery Island (Sol Legare) Landing
Remleys Point Landing
Cherry Point Seafood Company

If you would like to volunteer at one of the locations, please contact Suzi DuRant with the SC Marine Association at 843-889-9067or

This event is part of a NOAA funded project and information regarding the marine debris reduction and prevention initiative is available online at


It’s not too late to sign up to volunteer this weekend to help out at one of the drop off sites. Contact Suzi DuRant at the phone & e-mail listed in the previous post.
Hope to see folks this weekend at one of the 12 drop off sites - come get rid of your old boating and fishing stuff for FREE! Less debris in our waterways equals better water quality and healthier ecosystems and happier fish!