Keep Laurens County Beautiful Seeks Volunteers for Lake Greenwood Cleanup

Keep Laurens County Beautiful (KLCB) was established in 2021 as a permanent umbrella organization of the Laurens County Chamber, officially becoming an affiliate on April 22, 2022, thanks to our partnership with Laurens County Council, the City of Clinton, City of Fountain Inn, and City of Laurens, in partnership with the Laurens County Development Corporation and Laurens County Sheriff’s Office.

In 2021 the Laurens County Chamber beautification committee began partnering with Keep Greenwood County Beautiful (KGCB), established in December 2008. According to Ben Herig, Executive Director of KGCB ” the lake cleanup efforts have resulted in the removal of 61,802 pounds of litter from Lake Greenwood and the surrounding areas.

Last year alone, with the help of over 300 volunteers, 5,502 pounds of litter were removed, and we hope the 2023 cleanup will drastically exceed those numbers.” Multiple starting points have been designated on the Laurens County and Greenwood County side including, Break on the Lake, Lake Greenwood State Park, Buzzard’s Roost, Camp Fellowship, Harris Landing, River Fork Boat Ramp, Moon’s Landing.

 

The Cleanup Will Be Held This Saturday March 18th.

KGCB has created and is managing all volunteers through https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSftBFAaHGlUut88QVJdDyuS1DfDwcU9QXOYHtvxPbbuny7_g/viewform

 

“KLCB is proud to partner with KGCB on such an important initiative” says Courtney Stonell, KLCB Affiliate Coordinator, “We look forward to seeing our volunteers at the Laurens County locations River Fork Boat Ramp, Camp Fellowship, Moon’s Landing.” The continued success of the event is made possible by the important partnership between Greenwood County, Laurens County. The Laurens County Sheriff’s office volunteers each year to help maintain a safe environment for getting the job done.