Summer is here, meaning more and more people will head to South Carolina’s beaches. In a recent survey by the Barefoot Wine and Surfrider Foundation, a majority of beachgoers give America’s beaches a grade of “C” due to their condition. Musician and “Take a Stand in the Sand” spokesperson Eric Hutchinson says there’s more beachgoers can do to help raise that “C” to an “A.”
The beaches are dirty, and sometimes getting shut down. So, mainly it’s about beach clean-ups and dune restoration. It’s really just the community coming together to help clean up the beach, and I’ve been really amazed to see people coming together just for one day. You would be amazed at how much trash ends up getting collected and how much safer the beach feels.
“Take a Stand in the Sand” is an event that travels to America’s beaches for one day at that individual beach. This Summer, the event comes to South Carolina. Hutchinson says every beachgoer has a part:
Think globally, act locally. This is, sort of, a big problem, but it’s something that is actually very manageable if everyone just pitches in a little bit. We have two cleanings going on in Charleston on July 10 at Folly Beach and Myrtle Beach on August 8. You can get all the information at barefootbeachrescue.com. It’s also a great way to give back, but there is also a party afterward thrown by Barefoot Wine.
Hutchinson is on tour with “Take a Stand in the Sand.” He is the musician behind the album “Sounds Like This.”