Caldwell County Big Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, October 1 and volunteers are encouraged to sign up now!
Individuals or groups are encouraged to register the Caldwell County website at (www.caldwellcountync.org) by clicking on Departments and then Soil and Water Conservation.
Caldwell Soil & Water has been organizing Caldwell County Big Sweep for 18 years.
“Through the years, approximately 4,184 volunteers has collected 7,709 bags of trash weighing approximately 229,241 pounds, along 15.8 miles of streams and lakeshores throughout Caldwell County,” says Pam Steuer, North Carolina Certified Environmental Educator with the Caldwell Soil & Water Conservation District. “That is a lot of trash, but there is much more to be picked up. Our waterways continue to be polluted with litter and need our help.”
Caldwell County Big Sweep Waterways Cleanup is held every year the first Saturday in October. Volunteers are needed to work between September 17 and October 9.
All trash bags, gloves, grabbers, hand sanitizer, drinks, and snacks are provided for each volunteer. Pickup sites will be assigned based on severity of location and the number of volunteers.
For more information, please contact the Caldwell Soil & Water Conservation District at 828-758-1111.
Big Sweep was founded in 1987 by Dr. Lundie Spence of North Carolina State University’s Sea Grant College Program. Big Sweep is a nonprofit organization that conducts year-round education for litter-free waters and coordinates the North Carolina Big Sweep Waterway Cleanup. The Big Sweep Waterway Cleanup strives to bring a vision of clean waterways closer to a reality in our state and focuses on protecting the environment and natural resources.
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