2020 Ashley River Cleanup (March 14, 2020)

Keep Dorchester County Beautiful is currently planning the 2020 Ashley River Cleanup and hope that the Summerville Salt Water Anglers and the Lowcountry Land Trust will participate again this year. We will keep with the concentration on land based areas again, but all boats are still welcome to participate. Things went very well last year and I hope to improve this years’ experience for the volunteers as well. March 14th is the current, tentative date.

I will be able to handle most of the logistics for the event like last year. Cleanup maps, supplies, disposal and other details will be handled by Keep Dorchester County Beautiful. Our main focus for SSWA will be participation and any volunteers will greatly be appreciated.

Last year KDCB reported a total of 7,620 lbs. of litter, with 120 volunteers, to Keep America Beautiful. The previous year we had about half that total with half the volunteers. Unfortunately, we all know that the trash is there to be picked up again.

Thank you and let me know of any concerns and ways we can improve the volunteer experience this year,


Charles W. Shutt

Recycling & Education Coordinator

Director Keep Dorchester County Beautiful

Dorchester County

2120 East Main Street Dorchester, SC 29437

Office: (843) 832-0070 Ext. 5077 Fax: (843) 872-4183-0137


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Click on link below for details.


2019 End-Of-Year Party/Oyster Roast

Our SSWA End of Year Celebration, Oyster Roast and Charity Auction. What a great night. We want to thank a few people for going above and beyond to make this night something special that will benefit so many children that need a positive thing in their lives.

First, a few of our members, Dave Fladd/Ralph Phillips, Aaron Johnson and Ilona Goodmen. We truly couldn’t have done it without you!

Lee and Trae Ray and the staff at Summerville Country Club who always provide a first class venue and excellent food and are truly like family to us!

The hardworking (volunteer!) Board of Directors of Summerville Saltwater Anglers who dedicate their valuable time to make our organization the best of its kind, hands down, in Charleston.

Our many generous sponsors and donors, just a few of which are mentioned here Charleston TrailerHaddrells Point TackleEye Strike FishingSportsman Boats, Shimano, West Marine, Saltfisher ChartersPluff Mud Fishing Charters, Dave Davy Sr. Etc!

  • Ralph Getting the Bidding Started

Oyster Planting

Images courtesy of Riddick Craven

Another successful oyster planting by SSWA. This year’s oyster plant was at a new location and was more difficult logistically but we did it! Thank you to all who sacrificed a portion of their weekend when you could have been doing 100 other things. We appreciate it, we couldn’t do it without you. Thanks!