New Hanover Co.'s Big Sweep event this weekend

Posted by Debra Worley - email

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Hundreds of volunteers will gather this weekend to keep our beaches and waterways clean through the county's Big Sweep event.

Big Sweep is North Carolina's component of the International Coastal Cleanup that involves approximately 90 countries and 55 states and territories.

Keep America Beautiful sponsors the annual event to remove trash, cigarette butts, and other litter off the coastal areas.

The event will take place Saturday at 9am at Wrightsville Beach at Johnnie Mercer's Pier, Carolina Beach at the Boardwalk Gazebo, Kure Beach at the Pier, and Greenfield Lake at the boathouse.

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