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Big Sweep - Fall 2018

October 6, 2018

WHAT IS BIG SWEEP?
Big Sweep plays an important role in watershed protection by keeping Wake County’s waterways litter-free, beautiful, ecologically viable, and safe for drinking or other designated water uses. Big Sweep volunteers are often the first ones who bring illicit discharges and other potential pollutants to their local government’s attention.  Volunteers pull out the garbage that can harm the water you drink, the places you fish, the wildlife you love, and the beautiful waterways you canoe, sail, and swim in! Its year-round mission is to educate and motivate the citizens of Wake County to change their behavior to achieve litter-free waterways and encourage water stewardship of Wake County waterways.
The Raleigh Sail and Power Squadron holds its Big Sweep event on the first Saturday in October. The RSPS volunteers help collect and properly dispose of trash and debris littering the beaches, creeks, and streams around Falls Lake in Wake Co. The Squadron has participated in this annual event since 1992.
 
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

The Raleigh Sail and Power Squadron will participate in Big Sweep 2018 on Saturday, 6 October 2018 at Falls Lake. We will meet at the Highway 50 Ramp on Creedmoor Road at 9:00 AM with our boats and clean up many of the areas that are only accessible by water. We will also have teams walking along the shoreline and picking up litter. Gloves, trash bags, and litter pickup devices will be provided. All participants will be required to sign a Wake County waiver. Remember to bring water, bug & tick spray, hats, gloves, and good walking shoes. Everyone will return to the Highway 50 Ramp at 1:00 PM to turn in trash bags and reports.
 

Please call or e-mail P/C Charles Miller if you are interested in participating in this worthwhile event. For information about Wake County Big Sweep, visit their web page at: http://www.wakegov.com/swcd/involve/Pages/bigsweep.aspx.


 
P/C Charles A. Miller, JN 
Phone: (919) 954-0409 
Cell: (919) 349-0157 
E-mail: millerca@bellsouth.net
Saturday, Oct 6, 9:00 AM
Event starts
1:00 PM
Event ends
Location

Falls Lake

13304 Creedmoor Rd.

Wake Forest, NC 27587

(919) 676‑1027

More Information

For further information, contact:

Charles A. Miller

(919) 954‑0409

millerca@bellsouth.net