Pier receives Pride Award

  • Sunday, June 8, 2014

Lynn Jenness, assistant director of parks for the Charleston Park and Recreation Commission, and Chris Pounder, manager of the Mount Pleasant Pier, accept the Captain Pride Award. PROVIDED

On May 16, the Mount Pleasant Pier was the proud recipient of the Captain Pride Award, presented by Community Pride.

The pier as well as the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission received the award for the extensive marsh sweep efforts hosted several times per year at the pier.

Mount Pleasant Pier staff and other employees of the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission regularly partner as a group to clean up debris and other items that wash up in the marsh water areas around the pier. Many items wash in with every tide, the majority of which tend to be Styrofoam, and the effort is to remove these items when possible.

The staff enjoys putting on mud boots, getting a little dirty and exploring the marsh. During their last marsh sweep effort, several hundred pounds of debris were collected.

The Mount Pleasant Pier is located adjacent to the Memorial Waterfront Park and is operated by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission.

The Community Pride awards presentation was held at the Felix C. Davis Community Center in North Charleston. Community Pride is a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental stewardship among all citizens of Charleston County.

The Captain Pride Award is intended for groups that demonstrate excellent environmental stewardship practices. For more information on Community Pride, visit www.communityprideinc.org.

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