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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Pete The Plastic Pelican

Pete is a pelican sculpted by a student from plastic garbage and marine debris found in the coastal waterway. A nearby sign inventories a year's worth of cigarette butts, food wrappers and plastic bottles hauled out of the creek.

Shem Creek Park

469 Coleman Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC
Shem Creek Park. Northwest of the creek.
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Pete the Plastic Pelican

Pete is made of various plastic garbage shaped into a pelican. Park in the parking lot at this location and walk toward the water. Pete resides on the boardwalk next to the creek.

[john korman, 06/09/2022]
Pete The Plastic Pelican

Pete The Plastic Pelican is a lot bigger than you think! The boardwalk is a nice way to spend 20 minutes before going to one of the Shem Creek restaurants.

[J. Young, 05/14/2013]

Pete is made of trash that might have otherwise harmed water birds, so the bigger he is, the better.

Pete the Plastic Pelican.

Pete The Plastic Pelican

Pete the Pelican is made out of plastic found in the coastal waterway, created to bring awareness of how trash kills birds and marine life. Located on Shem Creek Park.

[Outaboutsc, 04/21/2013]

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