Craven County BIG Sweep

Craven County BIG Sweep

Volunteers Needed for Craven County Big Sweep October 7

NEW BERN, N.C. – Craven County Clean Sweep needs volunteers for the Big Sweep litter clean-up
event on Saturday, October 7, at various locations in Craven County.
Volunteers will meet at one of five Big Sweep registration and supply distribution sites between 9:00
a.m. and 10:00 a.m. to sign up and receive trash bags, gloves, litter grabbers, safety vests, and
suggestions for sites in need of clean-up. Volunteers can also select their own site or neighborhood to
clean. There are five registration and supply distribution locations where volunteers can report on the
day of the event. No advance registration is required.

Big Sweep registration and supply sites will be at:
New Bern: Craven County Administration Building Parking Lot, 406 Craven St.
James City: Pilgrim Chapel MB Church Parking Lot, 313 Elder St.
Duffyfield: Henderson Park Shelter, 901 Chapman St.
Havelock: Havelock City Hall Parking Lot, 1 Governmental Ave.
Harlowe: Pilgrim Rest United Church Parking Lot, 3255 Hwy. 101 and Temples Point Rd.

“Anyone can volunteer to work Big Sweep and clean up an assigned area or choose to clean up their
own neighborhood or the local waterways. The goal is to keep Craven County clean, which protects
our environment for residents, visitors, and wildlife,” Pam Hawkins, Clean Sweep Coordinator, said.
After collecting supplies, volunteers will set their own clean-up schedule. There is no specific clean-up
length required. Filled trash bags can be left in the clean-up area right of way for collection.
“Big Sweep is a flexible event. We will provide clean-up supplies to anyone who wants to coordinate a
Big Sweep clean-up group in their own neighborhood. This is also a great opportunity for scout
troops, school groups, and clubs,” Hawkins stated.

Craven County Clean Sweep’s mission is to encourage citizens of Craven County to implement
sound waste disposal practices through education and special events such as the Big Sweep. There
are four Clean Sweep events each year on the first Saturday of February, May, August, and October.
For more information, contact Pam Hawkins, Clean Sweep Coordinator, at (252) 633-0397.