Team Up for a Clean Up-Big Sweep 2013

Filed under: Fort Fisher by fortfisher on Monday, August 19th, 2013

NCAFF_BoyandTrashShow the ocean some love, meet new friends and rid local beaches of trash and marine debris during the 2013 North Carolina Big Sweep. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher will again organize a volunteer group for the event on Saturday, September 21, to make a big difference.

Plastics, trash and other marine debris threaten aquatic environments and wildlife. The annual Big Sweep event helps clean up a growing problem and keeps our beaches beautiful and safe. Last year, 632 volunteers cleaned more than 5,500 pounds of trash from local waterways, roads, parks and public areas, according to the New Hanover County Big Sweep website.

Those interested need only commit several hours of time. Volunteers who register with the Aquarium will meet at 9 a.m. and will travel to the nearby basin and beach to collect trash. Bags and gloves will be provided.

If you would like to participate with the Aquarium’s Big Sweep team, please email or call (910) 458-7468. Remember to bring your own water in a reusable bottle on the day of the event.

If you prefer to sign-up for another site or register your own group, visit