Durant "Big Sweep" Trash Pick Up Day

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Event Description:

Join staff in helping to keep Durant Nature Preserve clean and beautiful at our “Big Sweep” event. The “Big Sweep” is a county and state wide initiative to help keep our watersheds clean by removing litter. Please help us to support this great effort! Improperly discarded trash, and litter, is a serious environmental hazard. It pollutes the water we use and depend on; it has the potential to cause injury to wildlife; and it is simply an eyesore. Help us by walking through Durant Nature Preserve and picking up as much trash and litter that you can find!


Volunteer Duties:

Volunteers will help remove litter from Durant Nature Preserve. This includes along the trails and through the woods.


Volunteer Impact:

Volunteers will help park staff in keeping Durant Nature Preserve beautiful and trash free. This will perform an invaluable environmental service by removing trash before it reaches our waterways and/or injures wildlife.


Work Environment:

We will be working in the woods on uneven terrain. There may be contact with snakes and bugs. The farthest that we will be from a restroom facility will be 1.5 miles.


Volunteer Requirements:

 Pre-registration is required. Adults must register and accompany children.

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to volunteer. Adults must register and accompany children under the age of 16. Everyone who volunteers must sign a release form. If anyone is under the age of 18, then a parent or guardian must sign their form as well.


Other Instructions:

Please bring a water bottle. Please bring your favorite pair of work gloves. Please wear sturdy close-toed shoes and clothing you can get dirty.  We will supply the tools and the trash bags.


COVID-19 Policy:

Volunteers and staff must follow the COVID-19 policies below so that projects are safe for everyone.

  • Social distancing must be practiced (6-feet between individuals)
  • Everyone must wear a face mask or face shield (not provided) while within 6 feet of a person from another household
  • State, federal, and local mandates must be followed
  • If you have been out of state two weeks prior to the event, please do not register

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, Oct 2, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Volunteers Needed:
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Event Meeting Location: Durant Nature Preserve

8305 Camp Durant Rd.,
Raleigh, NC, 27614

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Event Organizer: Jason Kiser
Event Category:
Natural Resources

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