Clara's Kids Club - Empowering Environmental Stewardship in Charleston

Keep Charleston Beautiful's Clara's Kids Club is a youth litter cleanup "club" offered to children and families located within the City of Charleston. Each event is designed to pair litter education with a hands-on litter cleanup. KCB's litter prevention pelican mascot, Clara the Pelican, attends each event and works alongside the volunteers to reinforce the importance of cleaning up litter. Involvement is not restricted by age, and family members or guardians are encouraged to attend each event as well. 

clara and friends
family of volunteers

School Year 2023/2024 Litter Cleanup Series!

Keep Charleston Beautiful has expanded our youth focused litter cleanup events to take place throughout the year! Join Clara the Pelican and KCB staff at more City of Charleston locations to help cleanup litter! Register for events here!

Each event is 100% FREE to all participants and litter cleanup supplies will be offered. Parents are welcome to accompany their child during the litter cleanups. We do ask that you wear appropriate clothing and footwear for each event. 

Cancellation of events will occur 24-hours prior to event if our minimum volunteer registration goal of 8 volunteers per event is not met. In the event that a cancellation occurs, we will contact you personally given the information you provide during registration and we will make a social media announcement.

Date of Event Time of Event Location Community # of Participants Litter Collected
Thursday, November 9th 4:30pm to 5:30pm Melton Peter Demetre Park James Island 9 11.2 lbs
Saturday, December 2nd 10am to 11:30am Daniel Island Trail Daniel Island TBD TBA
Friday, January 26th 5:30pm to 6:30pm Mary Utsey Playground West Ashley TBD TBA
Wednesday, February 7th 5:30pm to 6:30pm TBA Johns Island TBD TBA
Thursday, March 21st 5:30pm to 6:30pm West Ashley Park West Ashley TBD TBA
Tuesday, April 2nd 5:30pm to 6:30pm Brittlebank Park Peninsula TBD TBA
Sunday, May 5th 5:30pm to 6:30pm  West Ashley Greenway West Ashley TBD TBA

Youth Litter Cleanup - Summer 2023 Series!

From April through August 2023, Keep Charleston Beautiful offered multiple youth focused litter cleanups throughout the City of Charleston with Clara the Pelican at each litter cleanup! Below is the full list of past events.

Date of Event Location of Event Community # of Participants Amount of Litter Cleaned Up!
Tuesday, April 18th Brittlebank Park Peninsula 25 60 lbs
Friday, May 19th Hampton Park Peninsula 2 lbs
Saturday, June 3rd Northbridge Park West Ashley 10 30 lbs
Wednesday, June 14th Johns Island Park Johns Island 14 10.78 lbs
Sunday, June 18th Daniel Island Trail Daniel Island 5 22 lbs
Friday, June 30th West Ashley Greenway West Ashley 17 100 lbs
Wednesday, August 2nd West Ashley Park West Ashley 13 6.2 lbs
Monday, August 7th Melton Peter Demetre Park James Island 3 2.44 lbs

This summer, Keep Charleston Beautiful also partnered with Charleston's Department of Recreation to host educational presentations and litter cleanups at multiple City of Charleston Summer Camps! Below is the comprehensive list of litter cleaned up at each of the summer camps.

Check out our social media platforms for pictures from each event!

City of Charleston Summer Camp '23 Events

Summer Camp # of Participants Litter Cleaned Up!
St. Julian Devine Community Center 30 3.78 pounds
Bees Landing Recreation Center 30 19.52 pounds
Forest Park Playground 14 11.44 pounds
Arthur W. Christopher Community Center 14 8.82 pounds
James Island Recreation Complex 50 21.64 pounds

Sign up for our Clara's Kids Club Newsletter or follow us on Facebook & Instagram to receive updates on future events and activities offered by Keep Charleston Beautiful!

For any questions, please contact our education coordinator, Ms. Taylor Simkins, via .