It’s time for the annual Big Sweep. It’s something we ought not to have to do, but failing to clean up our messes could lead to much more dire consequences down the road.
The Big Sweep event in Johnston County is set for Oct. 4 and there is always plenty of room for you, your family, neighbors and friends to chip in and help keep our waterways clean.
Human consumption and the reckless belief that there’s nothing wrong with throwing our trash out just anywhere means there will always be a need to actively clean our waterways, their banks and shores.
Participating in a Big Sweep event is an eye-opening experience for anyone. You’ll be amazed at the kinds of trash and debris that makes its way into our rivers and streams.
It can also be a feel-good opportunity because there is simply nothing better than spending a day with a group of like-minded people intent on doing good for the world without expecting remuneration.
For families, participating in a Big Sweep event is a teaching moment. Children can see first hand how litter and trash harm our environment and that can lead to a lifetime of taking care of trash – and the environment – the right way.
So, peek at your calendar. If Oct. 4 is clear, fill it with some volunteer activity. Call Susan Woodard at 919-934-7156 Ext. 3, to sign up.
Your effort can make a difference.