Charlotte, NC – Be part of something BIG! This year is the 25th anniversary of Big Sweep, a one-day clean up of Charlotte-Mecklenburg creeks, streams and lakes.
Who: Volunteers including individuals, religious or civic groups, school clubs and trade organizations
What: Collect litter from local stream channels and lake shorelines
When: Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Why: Litter is ugly and can be deadly to wildlife. It can also contaminate our water supply.
Staffed locations (see map below):
- Ray’s Splash Planet - 215 N. Sycamore Street
- Campbell Creek Greenway - 2100 Margaret Wallace Road
- Four Mile Creek Greenway - 11823 Johnston Road
- Latta Plantation Nature Preserve - 5226 Sample Road
- Gateway Nature Preserve - 9909 Wilkinson Boulevard
- McMullen Creek Greenway - 8100 Pineville-Matthews Road (Hwy. 51)
- Mallard Creek Elementary School - 9801 Mallard Creek Road
- Southside Park - 2645 Toomey Avenue
At the staffed sites, Big Sweep participants will be provided with trash bags, gloves, snacks, water and instructions from a site coordinator. Children ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Volunteers can also get a group together, choose to clean up a different segment of stream or shoreline, and report their results on the Storm Water Services website.
Register to participate at a staffed site by calling Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services at 311 or at http://stormwater.charmeck.org.
North Carolina Big Sweep is an annual, statewide event. For more than a decade, the local Big Sweep has been organized by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services. Last year, Big Sweep volunteers removed more than 15,000 pounds of trash from Charlotte-Mecklenburg creeks and lakes.
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Big Sweep Site Map
Saturday, October 1, 2011
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.