We are thrilled to kick off our 20 Days of Giving with a program that is near and dear to our hearts, the Adopt-A-Beach program! Beach Properties of Hilton Head has been a member of the South Carolina Adopt-A-Beach program since January 2013. As a company we have committed to two yearly beach sweeps that cover almost three miles of Hilton Head Island. To kick-off our 20 Days of Giving our staff logged a total of 20 Hours of Beach Clean-Up! Sixteen members of our staff broke into four separate groups on a very foggy afternoon to tackle the two stretches of beach that we are responsible for. It is with great pleasure that we can report that there was very little trash to clean up compared to previous sweeps we have done. The Adopt-A-Beach program is part of the DHEC Marine Debris Initiative and is a great way for businesses, civic clubs, school groups and neighborhood associations to make a significant contribution to the preservation of our wonderful coastal environment. Everyone who participates in a beach cleanup becomes a powerful advocate for the beach against litter. We encourage you to spread the word and get involved!