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Big Sweep 2014
Big Sweep 2014   Come one, come all.  Sweep the streams, clean the creeks!

Volunteer for the annual clean-up of creeks and lakes.
Last year volunteers picked up over 29 TONS of trash from local waterways.

You can volunteer at one of our staffed sites or get your own group together and clean up a creek in your neighborhood and report your results online


When:  Saturday, September 27

Time:  9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Meet:  At any of the Big Sweep locations listed below. 

Bring:  Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen.

Wear:  Old clothes you don’t mind getting wet and dirty, sturdy boots or shoes.

Provided:  Gloves, trash bags, snacks and drinks.


Registration is required.  All children 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

To register contact Erin Hall or call 704-336-7980.

Staffed Locations:




Meeting Place

Get Directions


Campbell Creek Greenway

Margaret Wallace Rd Parking Lot

Get Directions


Irwin Creek Greenway

Ray's Splash Planet

Get Directions


Latta Plantation Nature Preserve

Picnic Area

Get Directions


Mallard Creek Greenway

9801 Mallard Creek Rd

Get Directions


McMullen Creek Greenway

8135 Pineville-Matthews Road
Parking Lot

Get Directions


Stewart Creek

598 S. Ramsey Street

Get Directions  

  Mountain Island Lake - Riverbend Public Access area* Access Road off Highway 16 (Gaston County)
Berryhill Nature Preserve​ 9801 Walkers Ferry Road**​ Get Directions​


 Access difficult – Children 10 and up

 Family friendly site – All ages welcome

*Site operated by Catawba Riverkeeper
**Volunteers will be shuttled to the site by Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation staff..

Read the Big Sweep news release​

Visit our Water Watchers Facebook page to see pictures of the event, feel free to add your own!

Can’t participate, but want to get involved?   Visit the NC Big Sweep Website to learn how to become a member.

What's it like to take part in Big Sweep?  Watch this CPCC Video