The Town of Bluffton’s 21st Annual May River Cleanup will not be taking place in-person due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In lieu of this event, the Town is encouraging residents to participate in Earth Day neighborhood cleanups on or near April 22.

A neighborhood cleanup gives families an opportunity to contribute to the overall well-being of Bluffton as we protect the May River and our regional natural resources and marine species from litter and pollution.

Town leaders and staff are encouraging all who participate to take a photograph of their efforts and share them on the Town’s social media venues such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #loveblufftonsc.

Mark your calendars for Sept. 18 for the Beach/River Sweep, is a statewide event organized by the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The Town expects to host this in-person event at the Oyster Factory Park.

Town leaders and staff are grateful for those who participate in its cleanups every year, and for the many partners whose commitment of time and resources greatly contributes to the success of these annual events.

For more information about how to get involved in a cleanup and ways to protect the local environment, contact Beth Lewis, water quality program administrator, at