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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 19 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.


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


Questions? Contact Erin Oliverio or call 704-336-5595.


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


Iswa Nature Preserve

9909 Wilkinson Blvd

Get Directions


Latta Plantation Nature Preserve

Picnic Area

Get Directions


Mallard Creek Greenway

210 East Mallard Creek Church Rd (Kirk Farm Fields)

Get Directions


McMullen Creek Greenway

8135 Pineville-Matthews Rd Parking Lot

Get Directions


Stewart Creek





Access difficult – Children 10 and up

Family friendly site – All ages welcome


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