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MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Thursday, March 7, 2024) – Keep Berkeley Beautiful (KBB) has received PalmettoPride’s Keep South Carolina Beautiful (KSCB) Annual Support Grant for $10,000 to help fund and implement initiatives, programs, and projects designed to increase litter prevention across Berkeley County.

This grant provides local Keep America Beautiful (KAB) affiliates in South Carolina with a competitive financial opportunity to add additional resources that address specific local litter concerns.

Funds were awarded to KBB for litter programs in the community including numerous roadway and boat landing cleanups.  These are just a few examples of how the support grant addresses litter issues through positive environmental, social, and financial impacts

“Keep Berkeley Beautiful’s litter cleanup achievements are a result of the development and investment in solutions our volunteers and residents can be active participants. Thanks to this funding from our partnership with PalmettoPride, training from Keep South Carolina Beautiful, and the support from our local and state elected officials, we can proudly say we are leaders in developing and sustaining clean and beautiful communities.” -Sarah McCarthy Smith, Keep Berkeley Beautiful Executive Director

For more information on KBB, contact Sarah McCarthy Smith at (843) 719-2383 or . For more information on PalmettoPride, email .

PalmettoPride is working towards a litter-free South Carolina. Created as a legislative initiative to fight litter and help beautify South Carolina by engaging citizens to take action in their communities through education, enforcement, awareness and pickup. Keep South Carolina Beautiful is a division of PalmettoPride and is the state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. KSCB oversees more than 35 affiliates across the state and provides them with resources, training, guidance, and funding. KSCB is responsible for more than 10% of the Keep America Beautiful national affiliate network growth in the last year.

Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful strives to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America’s Communities. We believe everyone has a right to live in a clean, green and beautiful community, and shares a responsibility to contribute to that vision. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 700 Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the collaborative support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.


-Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office-

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