Big sweep returns

The Mecklenburg County Big Sweep takes place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 29 at six locations in Mecklenburg County.

Volunteers can meet at any of the locations to sweep the streams or clean the creeks and are advised to bring a hat, sunglasses, bug spray and sunscreen. They should also wear old clothes they don’t mind getting dirty or wet. Volunteers 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Gloves, trash bags, snacks and water will be provided.

For more information, call 704-336-5463 or go to

Big sweep locations:

• Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, 5226 Sample Road

• Southside Park, 2645 Toomey Ave.

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