Durant "Big Sweep" Trash Pick Up Day
ORGANIZATION: Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
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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!
Volunteers will use litter pickup sticks and trash bags to collect trash from the nature preserve.
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.
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.
Pre-registration is required. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old. 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/guardian must sign their form as well.
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.
A group contact must email email@example.com with a number of slots to reserve. Please also include the event name and, if applicable, which shift(s) you would like to assist with.
Volunteers must follow the COVID-19 policies below so that projects are safe for everyone.
- All Volunteers
- We are no longer requiring mask be worn, but they are welcome
- Maintain a safe social distance of 6 ft.
- Please do not register to volunteer if you are showing COVID-19 symptoms or have recently been exposed
- Indoor Volunteers
- Ongoing Indoor volunteers such as coaches, docents, or instructors are required to show proof of full vaccination that will be verified during the application/onboarding process
Per department policy, this volunteer opportunity is not to be used towards court-appointed/ suggested community service hours.
About Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
222 West Hargett Street, Suite 608, Raleigh, NC 27601, US
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.
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.
8305 Camp Durant RoadRaleigh, NC 27614
August 15, 2022
- Must be at least 12
- 3 hours