Volunteers clean-up waterways during Big Sweep

Posted October 4, 2008 5:41 p.m. EDT

— Volunteers across the state on Saturday participated in the North Carolina Big Sweep clean-up.

In Wake County, 70 volunteers cleaned up Walnut Creek. Four sofa chairs, 125 tires, a stroller and five televisions were some of the items removed from the area, organizers said.

The Partners for Environmental Justice, a Raleigh nonprofit, organized the Big Sweep at Walnut Creek.

The event was part of an effort to rid the county’s waterways of trash.