BIG SWEEP: Spring Results

from Sheila Jones, Wake County Big Sweep Coordinator

Hello Big Sweep Volunteers and Enthusiasts across Wake County!

FINAL 2015 SPRING RESULTS
WOW — look what good you did! When we add up all the litter picked up at
all our Big Sweep sites across Wake County…it totals 634 gung-ho
volunteers removing nearly 9,000 pounds from 27 watershed sites in five
Wake County towns. Fantastic!
(See attached file: RESULTS Big Sweep SPRING 2015 FINAL.pdf)

THANK YOU
Big Sweep Volunteers
for giving of your time & energy to improve our waterways!

These numbers are important because they reflect your hard work in making
our watersheds cleaner, safer, and all the more beautiful!

UPDATE
Our last spring cleanup, Canoes For A Cause, was a huge success Sat., June
13th at Lake Johnson Park in Raleigh! Over 107 volunteers worked hard to
remove 845 pounds of debris out of the lake and surrounding woods. Their
hard work was rewarded with goodie bags, live music, and a delicious lunch
provided by Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company of WI. Warm hospitality was
provided by employees from our local Mims Distributing and Miller-Coors
companies. Keep NC Beautiful conducted online registration. Thank you to
all our generous Sponsors and helpful Partners!

A very
BIG THANK YOU
to
Lake Johnson Park Director and
Big Sweep Zone Captain
MARK ELMORE
for hosting and leading this event!

FALL BIG SWEEP
I hope you’ll participate in our 2015 Fall Big Sweep cleanups in September
and October. I’ll send you a schedule as soon as it comes together!

With sincere thanks,

Sheila B. Jones
Wake County Big Sweep Coordinator
Wake Soil & Water Conservation District
sbjones

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