Wake County Big Sweep

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Animals
  • Community
  • Environment
  • Sports & Recreation


4001-D Carya DrRaleigh, NC 27610 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Wake County Big Sweep is a citizen volunteer effort to protect our watersheds, water quality, and make our environment litter-free. For over 30 years, Big Sweep has coordinated cleanups in Wake County focused on watersheds, streams, lakes, and wetlands that ultimately lead to the ocean. We rely on our lead volunteers, Zone Captains, who conduct cleanups to dispose of trash and recycling across various locations in Wake County.


Big Sweep plays an important role in watershed protection by keeping Wake County’s waterways litter-free, ecologically viable, and safe for drinking or other designated water uses. Big Sweep volunteers are often the first ones who bring illicit discharges and other potential pollutants to their local government’s attention. Volunteers pull out the garbage that can harm the water you drink, the places you fish, the wildlife you love, and the beautiful waterways you canoe, fish, and swim in!


Would you recommend Wake County Big Sweep?
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by Amonte N. (October 30, 2023)
You get to get a chance to get a breath of fresh air walking through nature. Also a chance of viewing the lake which is nice!

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