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Big Sweep at Walnut Creek Wetland Center

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Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources

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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 Creeks when they spill their banks during heavy rain events.

Volunteer Duties:

Volunteer will pickup litter along State, Peterson, Bailey and Garner Roads, within Walnut Creek Wetland Park, and within Little Rock and Walnut Creeks.

Volunteer Impact:

Over the course of time, over 59 tons of trash have been picked up from this sensitive area. Help protect the local wildlife by doing your part.

Work Environment:

This event will take place outside near roads and on uneven grounds. Refreshments will be available when we are done. Restrooms are available at the center.

Volunteer Requirements:

All volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. All volunteers must complete a release form. Volunteers under 18 years of age must have a volunteer release signed by their parent /guardian.

Other Instructions:

Volunteers should dress to be outdoors, and possibly 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.

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 COVID-19 symptoms, 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.

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About Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources

Location:

222 West Hargett Street, Suite 608, Raleigh, NC 27601, US

Mission Statement

You are invited to make a difference in your community by volunteering! Through the efforts of City staff and volunteers, the Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department can continue its fine tradition of providing quality leisure services to citizens of all ages.

Description

Join Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department's Volunteer Program and make a difference in your community. You may volunteer as an individual or as part of a group on a one-time or ongoing basis. There are many opportunities for individuals, groups, students and businesses to contribute to our quality programs and facilities. Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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WHEN

Sat Sep 25, 2021
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WHERE

950 Peterson StreetRaleigh, NC 27610

(35.7604,-78.62502)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • 3 hour time commitment

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