nothing finer than a cleaner carolina

Friends of Hunting Island
Trash & Litter Control

The only Friends of Hunting Island Committee
we wish could be disbanded!



turtle thank you

RIVER / BEACH SWEEP

Saturday, September 18, 2010
10:00 A.M. Registration at the Lighthouse Beach

Please join Friends of Hunting Island and help keep our park, beach, and beautiful trails litter free!
Trail maintenance will be included in Sweep. If you have "Man-Tools," blowers, pruning shears, trimmers, etc., please bring along.
Our wonderful friends of the Low Country Rotary Club will be grilling burgers & hotdogs, with the Social Club providing the food around noon at the Lighthouse picnic area.

For more information contact Vicki Anne Nestor, Litter Control Coordinator. Phone: 843-379-3389

Those interested in working on the trails contact Tom Valentino, Phone: 843-379-4895



no butts poster

2010 The Beach is not an Ashtray!

In conjunction with Beaufort County Recycles, the litter team at Hunting Island made the news again. We continue to remind you to carry a container for your cigarette butts whenever you enjoy our beautiful Park.

interview with vickie anne
Click here for WTOC story



EARTH DAY EVENTS - 2010

Friends of Hunting Island booth at opening day of the Farmer's Market in Port Royal April 17th.
farmers market booth


Friends of Hunting Island Litter & Trash Education:

Marine Debris BioDegradation Timeline

biodegradation chart

Paper towel: 2 to 4 weeks
Newspaper: 6 weeks
Apple Core: 8 weeks
Cardboard Box: 2 months
Milk Carton: 3 months
Cotton Gloves: 1 to 5 months
Natural Fiber Rope: 3 to 14 months
Biodegradable Diaper: 1 year
Wool Glove: 1 year
Plywood: 1 to 3 years
Painted Wooden Stick: 13 years
Tin Can: 50 years
Styrofoam Cup: 50 years
Styrofoam Buoy: 80 years
Aluminum Can: 400 years
Plastic Beverage Holder (6-Pack): 400 years
Disposable Diaper: 450 years
Plastic Bottle: 450 years
Monofilament Fishing Net: 600 years
Glass Bottles & Jars: ???

Click to download printable version of poster above