Last updated: October 01. 2013 2:45PM - 879 Views
Emily M. Hobbs Staff Writer

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It’s time for the annual Big Sweep to help clean up the waterways of the state, leaving them cleansed and fresh for the fall.

Beginning this weekend, Oct. 4-6, and continuing throughout the month, organizers say volunteers will have the opportunity to come out and help clean up N.C. waterways, including those in Sampson.

The Friends of the Sampson County Waterways, in conjunction with local groups, are ready to assist with cleaning up local streams and rivers, said Ralph Hamilton.

Groups interested in working on removing debris and trash from the waterways are welcome to get involved, he stressed. “Anyone, from scouts to 4H clubs to church groups are welcome to participate in something that will help reduce the waste in our waterways in Sampson County.”

Trash bags and data collection sheets are available to assist with this effort. Trash pickup for this event will be provided by the Department of Transportation provided the the location of the bags is disclosed to LeAnn Honeycutt at 592-6308.

For more information please contact Honeycutt or visit www.ncbigsweep.org

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