Big Sweep: Walnut Creek Wetland Park


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Event Description:

Walnut Creek Wetland Park has a long history with Big Sweep. There were Big Sweeps being conducted here by Partners for Environmental Justice more than a decade before there was ever even a park!  We need volunteers to continue the legacy by helping us to remove trash that is thrown into the wetland, as well as trash that washes into the wetland from Walnut Creek and Little Rock Creek when they spill their banks during heavy rain events.

 

Volunteer Duties:

Volunteers will pick up litter along State, Peterson, Bailey and Garner Roads, within Walnut Creek Wetland Park, and within Little Rock Creek and Walnut Creek.

 

Volunteer Impact:

Over the course of time, over 59 tons of trash have been picked up from this sensitive area, providing a healthier habitat for everyone who visits the area.

 

Work Environment:

This event will take place outside. Refreshments will be available when we are done. Restrooms are available at the center.

 

Volunteer Requirements:

Volunteers must be at least 13 years old. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or group leader. All volunteers must complete a release form. Those under 18 years of age must have the release form signed by their parent or guardian.

 

Special Instructions:

Volunteers should dress to be outdoors, and the possibility to get messy, wet or muddy. Some volunteers will be going into the creek with boots. Bring your own boots or borrow a pair of ours. Volunteers should bring a refillable water bottle. Snacks will be available after the cleanup.

 

Group Registration Information:

Registration as a volunteer is first come, first served. A group leader must email rachel.vannoordt@raleighnc.gov to register. All groups will be required to provide a list of names and emails for their volunteers.

 

Per department policy, this volunteer opportunity is not to be used towards court-appointed/ suggested community service hours.


Event Date/Time: Sat, Apr 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Volunteers Needed:
Coming Soon   
Event Meeting Location: Walnut Creek Wetland Park

950 Peterson Street
Raleigh, NC 27610

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Event Organizer: Frances Carmichael
wc.wetlandcenter@raleighnc.gov
919-996-2760
Event Category:
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources
 








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