Big Sweep Spring 2023- Rocky Branch/Dix Park
About This Event
Zone Captain: Luke Bennett & Alex Heinemann
Date: Saturday, April 29th, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Tate Dr., Raleigh, North Carolina 27603 ; Coordinates: 35.771211032370026, -78.6532858083677
All hands on deck! Come join Big Sweep and our partners, North Carolina Wildlife Federation, in removing litter from Rocky Branch near Dix Park in downtown Raleigh. Help remove litter that directly pollutes the Walnut Creek watershed. Volunteers will park at the large parking lot in front of the Chapel (1030 Richardson Dr. Raleigh, NC 27603) and meet at the Greenway Trail Head at Dorothea Dix Park on Tate Dr. at Boylan Avenue. Additional parking is at the top of the hill on either side of the old hospital building. Please come appropriately dressed for the weather in clothing that can get wet, torn, or messy with long pants and closed-toed shoes. Volunteers will be divided into teams that will tackle various zones including along greenways, roadsides, fields, and into the creek. Please bring water bottles. All other supplies will be provided. This site has some steep banks, bees/yellow jackets, and possible poison ivy.
Volunteers must be ages 13 and up. Adults must register and accompany children under the age of 16. Everyone who volunteers must sign a release form. If anyone is under the age of 18, then a parent or guardian must sign their form as well.
BONUS: We are partnering with North Carolina Wildlife Federation and their program, Keeping it Clean and Making it Green. In this program, for every 25 pounds of litter collected, NCWF plants native species to promote healthy wildlife habitat, mitigate climate change, and buffer stormwater runoff and sediment load in waterways!
820 S Boylan Ave
Raleigh, NC 27603