Every year, around Earth Day in the spring and in September in the fall, Friends of Hunting Island partner with other organizations and individuals to sweep the beaches, trails, interior roads, Nature Center, Marsh Boardwalk, and Highway 21 of litter and debris to keep Hunting Island a pristine preserve.
One recent Earth Day, more than 180 volunteers participated. Tires, plastic bags, garbage, boat parts, and other debris were collected. Volunteers from the JROTC from Wade Hampton High School, the Dataw Island Garden Club, AMCC at Tri-Command, the Marine Corps Band, area high school Interact Clubs, Lands End Kayak Tours, Friends of Hunting Island, and many individuals participate in the event. Our long-time friends in the Lowcountry Rotary Club provide grilled items and the Friends of Hunting Island Social Committee provides other food. Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help with a Beach Sweep.
We need only two things to provide the services and projects you see described on this website: your participation and your tax-deductible membership fees. For one $40 membership contribution, you and your family can join Friends of Hunting Island and have unlimited access to the park for one year. All members are encouraged to participate in any of our on-going projects. If you do not wish to join, but want to donate to our efforts, click here to make a tax-deductible donation to the Friends of Hunting Island.