Big Sweep aims to clean up High Rock shoreline
Organizers of Big Sweep 2008 took a look at all the trash piled up along the shores of High Rock Lake and came to a conclusion:
They need more help.
Remnants of Tropical Storm Fay flushed tons of trash and debris out of the Piedmont. A lot of it flowed down the Yadkin River into High Rock Lake, where it settled in the various coves and spread out along the shoreline.
The local Big Sweep effort runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20, a Saturday.
Volunteers will start work at the N.C. Wildlife boat access at Bringle Ferry and go to other areas including Dutch Second Creek, Flat Creek and File Road.
Mike Lambert, assistant naturalist at Dan Nicholas Park, is hoping for a huge volunteer turnout.
For years, several Scout groups have assisted.
Lambert is hopeful that school groups, including high school students, will participate this year.
Anyone who wants to help for a few hours can call Lambert at 704-216-7833 or arrive at the entrance to Dan Nicholas Park by 9 a.m. Sept. 20.
Trash bags will be provided and organizers will haul off the trash.
Big Sweep is a statewide event aimed at cleaning up waterways.