Beach Sweep River Sweep 2017

final composite of days activities

thank yous

pictures from 2017

“One of Keep Edisto Beautiful’s most effective tools is the work of our volunteers and Edisto's organizations, which has an impact on thousands of tourist each year,” said Keep Edisto Beautiful /EdistoPride  director Ida Tipton. “Our volunteers are providing real solutions that help create Edisto into a community that is socially connected,environmentally healthy and economically sound.” The 2017 Great American Clean Up on Edisto was a tremendous success.


“We are in need of a new board leader” said affiliate leader Ida Tipton, executive director of EdistoPride. Anyone looking to make an important contribution to our community is urged to step forward.

 Our 2017 board members are Carroll Belser, Marian Brailsford, Maurice Brown, Amy Davis, Jack McWorther, Francine Morrison, Lou Rasmussen, Beverly Sandifer, Bud Skidmore.  We are so grateful to having the Town of Edisto Beach as an umbrella under T.I.D.E as our treasurer.  

We welcome Lou and we thank retiring but still very active members Jim & Lee Wenthe.   We are stressing in 2017,  especially since Hurricane Matthew, in your neighborhoods please form an Adopt-A-Street, Adopt-A-Stream, Adopt-A-Beach Access, or Adopt-A-Park program as you take your walks.

Additional Thank Yous

We want to thank EICA, Robert King, for the great job he does on their community sign, the Lions Club (they will do their clean-up in May and Jeremy Cay will do their clean-up of their entrance Legree Road with Francine Morrison this Saturday), and add to the 46 volunteers who joined us, and the Ocean Ridge Property Owners Association who not only had the most with 20 volunteers but also the most unusual by finding a driver's license from a man in 1920 from Missouri and the license expired in 1989.  ??? 

Do we make a difference? We had 74 bags collected and the count for ORMPOA, Jeremy Cay, and Lions Club will be added to this.  Thank the Mayor and Larry for cleaning the vacant lots and lagoons in her neighborhood.


Next Beach Sweep  Oct. 21, 2017  

composite photo


A highlight of the event was the drawing for the incredible quilt featuring t-shirt designs created by cildren on
Edisto Island and lovingly crafted by Edisto Pride's own (Ida Tipton left).
The lucky winner on right was Meg Herndon of Edisto Island.

Thank you to everyone who supported this effort!



2016 Great American Clean Up - a tremendous success

for sponsoring the EdistoPride T-Shirt Contest 2016

2016 entries2016 winners  

Winner Pictures left to right:  Jazerah Fenley- HM, Wendy Licona-Perez- HM, Magdalena Pacheco - 2nd Place, Iyanna Gadsden - 1st Place, Dr. Karen Brown
Picture:  Group listed below last paragraph by alphabetic order with Principal Susan Miles & their teacher Dr. Karen Brown
2016 winners of the T-shirt contest:  1st place Iyanna Gadsden 3rd grade , 2nd Place Magdalena Pacheco 5th grade,
Honorable Mention goes to Jazerah Fenley and Wendy Licona-Prez.  Each of the winners received a certificate, t-shirt,
and a gift card from our sponsor Sgt. Pepper Pizza, located at 2801-B Myrtle Street, Edisto Beach SC 29438 (Next to Whaley's Restaurant - 843-869-3388 or

Those participating in 2016 contest each received a certificate and a t-shirt with their names on the back list in alphabetic order:


Keep Edisto Beautiful / EdistoPride's 2015 Lowcountry Leadership Charter School essay winners:

Essay winners 2015

Photo from left to right Tucker Jerman 3rd Place,. Tais Pineda 2nd Place,  and Aaron Smith 1st Place



Beachsweep River Sweep 2016 Sept. 17, 2016


And this Was Beach Sweep River Sweep 2015
Beach sweep 2015

Thanks to all 104 volunteers who made the 2015 Edisto Beach/River Sweep a huge sucess! With your help we picked up 61 bags of litter plus a variety of other debris. And thank you to FRESPACE for the 165 hot dogs we consumed. Without our sponsors we could not have done it.

Thank you to Bi-Lo for the buns, FRESPACE for the rest of the lunch, the Edisto Beach State Park for the use of the grill and wonderful shelter, and to the Town of Edisto Beach for trucks and personnel to pick up the litter we collected.

Please tell your friends and neighbors we don't do this for fun... Please do not trash our beautiful community!

Great American Clean Up of 2015

a montage of  pictures from the Great American Clean Up 2015

Many thanks to all of the sponsors, partner groups, individuals, and Edisto Pride Board Members
who worked together to help keep Edisto clean and green! Another successful clean up...

As reported in The Edisto News - Our thanks to Lowe's!

Edisto Pride thanks Lowes for their support

and as reported in Colleton Today of the Press & Standard

Ida Tipton with winners

Thank you Bucks Pizza of Edisto
for helping make EdistoPride's Great America Cleanup a success by donating pizzas
to the winners of our 2015 t-shirt contest!

Seen here the 2015 EdistoPride T-shirt contest winners looking at their certificates!

3rd Place Winner: Shontae Moultrie who received certificate, t-shirt and Bucks Pizza of Edisto donated large pizza
2nd Place Winner: Anastacia Legare who received certificate, t-shirt with her drawing on front of shirt and large pizza from Bucks pizza of Edisto
1st Place Winner: Shea Quashie who received certificate, t-shirt with his drawing on back of shirt and large pizza from Bucks pizza of Edisto

Amy Davis receives Edisto Pride President's Award 2015

E disto Pride is once again a member of the President's Circle of Palmetto Pride. Here Amy Davis the newest member of our Board shows the award received in Myrtle Beach in February.

To read the press release click here. To read about it in the Press & Standard click here.

Be part of the new statewide collaborative anti litter initiative announced by the Governor...
learn more HERE

Images from Beach Sweep River Sweep 2014

images from Beach Sweep River Sweep 2014
Special thanks to the following organizations for participating: Edisto Island Preservation
Alliance; Edisto Island Open Land Trust; the Wyndham Green Team; Ocean Ridge Master
Property Owners' Association; the Lions Club; Lowcountry Leadership Charter School of Hollywood;
SC Sea Grant consortium with their youth group from Baptist Hill.

We deeply appreciate the sponsorships of Bi Lo; theDarbys; the Edisto Beach State Park (SC PRT);
Edisto Watersports; FRESPACE; and the Town of Edisto Beach.

We also appreciate the coverage, promotion and publicity provided by
the Edisto Island Community Association,
the Press & Standard newspaper of Walterboro and
the Edisto News..


2014 Edisto Beach Parade

Lee and Jim Wenthe made sure Edisto Pride was well represented in the 2014 Edisto Beach Parade
Jim & Lee Wenthe made sure Edisto Pride and it's anti litter message were well represented in the 2014 Edisto Christmas Parade.
Edisto Pride trailer in the 2014 Edisto Christmas parade

Thanks Troy-Bilt!

Troy Bilt donates tools to help the Botany Bay Volunteers keep Edisto green.

A great picture taken 4/29/14 of Botany Bay volunteers
with our new garden tools from Troy Bilt!

Thank you to TroyBilt
for our awesome tool delivery!  Botany Bay volunteers are
so excited to get the tools out and use them in our volunteer
garden and to maintain the 3,363 acre Botany Bay Plantation Wildlife
management Area (WMA) located adjacent to the waters of the
Atlantic Ocean
in the northeast corner of Edisto Island in lower Charleston County, South Carolina. 

The SC Department of Natural Resources acquired this property and opened it to the
public in 2008.  The area's location near the North Edisto River
places it within
the boundary of the ACE Basin Focus Area, one of the largest
remaining relatively undeveloped wetland ecosystems along the Atlantic Coast.

Thanks Troy-Bilt, Keep America Beautiful, Keep Edisto Beautiful and the Botany Bay
Volunteers for keeping Edisto and our waterways beautiful for our many tourist and nature lovers!

Essay Contest

Mrs June Lowry's Low Country Charter Leadership School ninth grade physical science class came in September to the Beach River
Sweep and in November she had a week studying about the environment. To participate The Edisto Beach State Park and Edisto Pride participated.
The state park had a dissection in the Environmental Learning Center Lab and
Edisto Pride held an essay contst. Topics could be anything from beautification to anti-litter to recycling.
Timothy Utnick won first place with second place going to Sydney Green and third to Savannah Corbin.

2014 Edisto Pride essay contest winners

Back Row L to R:  1st Place Timothy Utnick, Nicholas Johnson, Robert Bravo, Ikiedra Kiara Colter;
Front Row L to R: 2nd Place Sydney Green, Kaylee Ford, Tylar Bentz, Cassandra Craven, 3rd Place Savannah Corbin, Matthew King

once again was a tremendous success thanks to
the efforts of volunteers across the island

a huge turn out for the Great American Clean up on Edisto

Special mention:
#Edisto Lions Club -Environmental Committee - 17 volunteers cleared the Edisto Island
National Scenic Byway from Botany Bay Rd to Oyster Factory Rd.
#Mackenzie Heath of George Dossett Landscaping collected 37 bags of trash, old tires, and assorted debris picked up by volunteers on the Scenic Byway, Steamboat Landing Rd., and other side roads.
#Edisto Island Open Land Trust volunteers picked up 12 bags from King's Market to the McKinley Washington Bridge.
#Volunteers picked up 8 bags around the Community Center and entrance to Oak Island Rd.
#Doug and Mary McLean picked up 8 bags on Mary Seabrook Rd.
#Francine Morrison and a crew of 20 volunteers cleared dozens of bags from Legare Rd.

(we offer sincere apologies if we missed anyone, we truly appreciate your time, effort and love of Edisto!)

the Board of Edisto Pride
The Board of Edisto Pride continues to work to keep Edisto clean and green.

2014 poster contest entries

2014 Jane Edwards entries for EdistoPride's GAC t-shirt contest
Winners; 1st Place Alicia G. Wright 6th grade
2nd Place Shantae Moultrie 4th grade
Honorable mention: David Fenley III & Austin Salisbury 5th grade
Christopher Gracia Venegas 3rd grade
Art teacher: Karen Brown

This year's co-chairs: Lee Wenthe and Carroll Belser
EdistoPride / Keep Edisto Beautiful Earns Keep America Beautiful
President’s Circle Award
Read the News Release

Bust a Litterbug! Call 1-877-7-LiTTER if you see someone littering.


the Edisto Community turns out to support Edisto Pridethe Edisto Island National Scenic Byway sign

Working to Prevent Litter
Edisto Pride is made up of Edisto Island businesses, individuals from the community, and governmental agencies who believe litter can be prevented. Our approach is to educate the public, particularly our
youth, and to instill a sense of community pride in everyone who lives on or visits our island.
Francine Morrison, the Jane Edwards administrative secretary and President of Keep Edisto Beautiful, applied for a $4,000 Palmetto Pride Grant designed to get elementary, middle, and/or high school students involved in activities that will educate them and their communities about the importance of keeping their state clean and attractive, while promoting in the next generation a sense of pride in the community.

Sign donated by Palmetto Pride and Jane Edwards Community School
Jane Edwards participates in both Keep Edisto Beautiful's clean up - the Great American Cleanup - in the spring and the Beach/River Sweep in the fall. Francine felt that the best way to tell our tourist visitors how much the rural nature and scenic beauty of Edisto Island means to the students was a message to "Please Don't Litter"introducing the 17 miles of the Edisto Island National Scenic Byway. EIPA (the Edisto Island Preservation Alliance) thanks Palmetto Pride and Jane Edwards Community School for the Byway sign and the message
it features to keep our clean and beautiful environment.
Edisto Pride an affiliate of Keep American Beautiful

Our Archives

Results of the Great American Clean up 2009

The Great
Clean Up

Great American Clean Up 2013
Take a Look!

Great American Clean Up 2011
Take a Look!

Edisto's Great American Clean Up for 2012
was a tremendous success
Click Here to See More

Results of the Great American Clean Up 2010

The 2010 Great American Clean Up was March 20th
We had a great turn out. Special thanks to Light House Church in Hampton SC. They picked up 25 bags on Edingsville Rd.

News about Edisto Pride

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Updated 2/22/14

Coloring fun for children

Just for kids

Children's Interactive Section - Happy Coloring !

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T shirt contest

Annual T
Shirt Design

Winners of the annual t-shirt design contest from
the Edisto Beach School and Jane Edwards Elementary School

2013 winners

2012 winners

2011 New on site 3/7/2011
Press Coverage Press & Standard March 11, 2011
Press Coverage in the Post & Courier


Puppet show

Teach our

Teaching our children is the only
Long term solution to the problem!

New Website for Teachers
Keep America Beautiful has published


Designed to raise student awareness about the environment
and inspire them to take pride in their community with
the storybook and lessons for grades 2 and 3.

Take a look and tell your friends

Litter Trashes Everyone
performed by the Columbia Marionette Theater at Jane Edwards
Elementary School
To see the schedule visit Palmetto Pride's web site


Beach sweep river sweep

Annual Beach

Beach Sweep/River Sweep

To see the coverage by The Edisto News click here

To see our 2013 event click here

To see our 2012 event click here

To see our 2010 event click here

To see our 2009 event click here

Edisto Pride has received recognition



Edisto Pride has received recognition statewide for its efforts under the leadership of President Francine Morrison and state Volunteer of the Year Ida Tipton.

Awards presented at VanMetre Appreciation Day

To learn more click here and here SCLitter Control Assn
updated June 2011 .

Edisto Pride Receives 2011 Keep SC Beautiful Grant

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If you see someone tossing litter from an automobile please report it!

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