Volunteer

The Big Spring Clean is postponed due to COVID-19.

​The Big Spring Clean (Formerly Big Sweep)​

Volunteer for The Big Spring Clean! Help improve local streams and lakes in Charlotte-Mecklenburg!  Each year, about 500 volunteers remove an average of 10 tons of trash! Volunteers have fun, make a big difference, and learn the importance of taking care of our local waterways. 

The Big Spring Clean Logo

When:  Saturday, March 28, 2020​
Time:  9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Bring:  Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen 
Clothing:  Old clothes that can get wet/dirty. 
Sturdy boots or shoes.
Provided:  Trash bags, gloves, snacks, and water

All children 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone under the age of 18 must have a guardian signed waiver.



Staffed Locations:
For more information about The Big Spring Clean event, contact:

Contact: 

Deania Russo  
Deania.Russo@Meck​lenburgCountyNC.gov 
Mecklenburg County Senior Environmental Specialist​ 
980-​314-3225

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Directions

 

Campbell Creek Greenway

2116 Margaret Wallace Rd.
(Charlotte)

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McMullen Creek Greenway

8135 Pineville-Matthews Rd.
(Charlotte)

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Little Sugar Creek Greenway
at the Metropolitan (Wendy’s)

727 Charlottetowne Avenue
 (Target Parking Garage)

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Antiquity/South Prong
Rocky River Greenway

859 South Street
(Davidson)

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Irvins Creek @ Matthews Independence Pointe

9614 Independence Point Pkwy
(Matthews)

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Briar Creek @ Methodist Home Recreation Center​ 3200 Shamrock Drive​

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McIntyre Creek @ Hornets
Nest Park

6301 Beatties Ford Road
(Charlotte)

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Be part of the solution to water pollution! 
An enormous amount of trash gets into our streams and lakes from storm drains, flooded yards, and illegal dumping. Trash degrades recreation areas, harms wildlife, and looks terrible for our community. We need your help!   

What's it like to participate? 
Watch this videothat showcases the event and this videofrom The Big Spring Clean 2017!

History 

From the early 1990s until 2015, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) hosted an annual one-day clean up event called Big Sweep. It was part of clean up events coordinated across NC by the nonprofit NC Big Sweep that dissolved in 2015. In 2016, CMSWS renamed the event The Big Spring Clean and has moved the event to take place in the spring.

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