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Wake County seeking 'Big Sweep' volunteers to help clean up litter

Posted March 15

— Wake County's annual campaign to clean up litter across the county begins Saturday and runs through May 13, and organizers are looking for volunteers to help.

The spring Big Sweep will feature 16 clean-up events at creeks, lakes, streams and wetlands that flow into the Neuse or Cape Fear rivers.

Volunteers will remove garbage that can be harmful to the water and local wildlife.

Last spring, 839 volunteers removed a total of 6.5 tons of unwanted debris from 34 watershed sites in seven Wake County towns.

Volunteers are invited to sign up to participate in 11 of this spring’s cleanups. The remaining five are private events with volunteers from local schools, churches, businesses or other organizations.

For a complete list of events, details and registration information, visit the Wake County Big Sweep website.

For more information, call 919-250-1065 or email Wake County Big Sweep Coordinator Sheila Jones at sbjones@wakegov.com.

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