NC Big Sweep is an award-winning non-profit organization whose mission of a litter-free environment is achieved through statewide cleanups and environmental education. Since it was founded in 1987, almost 335,000 volunteers have collected over 11 million pounds of debris from our environment. Along our coast, litter is dangerous to wildlife that mistake litter for food or become entangled in trash items. It is also a hazard to humans and hurts our economy.
In addition to picking up trash, volunteers will also help collect data on the kinds of debris collected. This information will help to understand where our clean water laws are not working and to pinpoint the sources of debris in order to help enforce laws and focus educational efforts.
Volunteers will meet at the New Bern Beach Access in Atlantic Beach, all supplies are on site.