Forest cleanup looking for volunteers

From The Moultrie News

The USDA and PalmettoPride will host the annual cleanup of the Francis Marion National Forest on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are wanted to help clean up litter and illegal dumpsites spread throughout the forest’s 260,000 acres. 

Since 2003, more than 1,650 volunteers have removed approximately 216 tons of trash from the forest.

This is a great event for families, service learning clubs, school and church groups, and outdoor enthusiasts. Volunteers need to dress appropriately for the weather. Sturdy shoes and long pants are encouraged. Lunch will be served at noon to all volunteers and staff.

Volunteers should report to the Forest Service Office at 2967 Steed Creek Road in Huger.