The Trashing And Cleanup of Tybee

People attending a party called Orange Crush trashed Tybee Island over the weekend but residents of Tybee and students from Savannah State College cleaned up the beach by Sunday afternoon.

Here’s what the beach looked like Sunday morning.

“They basically destroyed our beach,” Abruzzio said in his video, which went viral once he posted it to YouTube. “Even St. Patrick’s day, when we have over 100,000 people come down here… I’ve never seen it like this before.”

According to the video, local residents and volunteers from nearby Savannah State University scrambled to clean up their beach, which was debris-free by Sunday afternoon. Savannah State University used to sponsor the event, but in recent years has retracted its support and encourages students not to attend, according to College News.

In a phone interview with The Huffington Post, Savannah State University spokesperson Loretta Heyward said she was “still trying to pin down” the connection between the university and Orange Crush, and indicated that the party had not been sponsored by the SSU since at least 1993.


  1. jiminga says:

    Now that I’ve seen the promo poster for Orange Crush it’s easy to understand why the beach was trashed. If a permit is required for this gathering I would hope it will be denied in the future. And is none is required now, here’s hoping it will be in the future.

  2. segacom says:

    Go to YouTube and search for Orange Crush videos to see who trashed the beach.
    Everybody seems to be avoiding the plain truth.

    • And Daytona, Panama City, or the other traditional spring break destinations look any better when those students leave? This isn’t about race, it’s about respect for property.

    • Bloodhound says:

      What do you know! My parents were wrong!!!

      Seems two wrongs do make a right after all?!?!?

      Who cares what color they trashy people are? or where the event took place!?!?

      It needs to be stopped on Tybee, St. Simons…just stop. Go..have a great time….take your damn trash with you when you leave!!!

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