Lincoln County Big Sweep Best Ever

The NC Big Sweep in Lincoln County on Saturday, October 11, was our most successful NC Big Sweep to date! We had the largest number of boat captains and volunteers participate (80), we were able to clean up more sites than ever before (28), and we removed more trash than at previous events.

Lincoln County Big Sweep Best Ever

Items found at Lincoln County Big Sweep

Volunteers at Beatty's Ford Park boat access removed three pickup truck loads of trash and debris from Lake Norman islands in and near Lincoln and Mecklenburg counties.  Volunteers at other sites removed 9 more bags of trash from Lake Norman.  In addition, three Girl Scout Troops picked up litter at the Little Creek boat access in Denver (Troop 02309), the Rock Springs Nature Preserve in Denver (Troop 01854), and the Rail Trail in Lincolnton (Troop 20740).
 
Preliminary results:  20.5 bags of trash, 1.5 bags of plastic bottles (recycled), 1 bag of aluminum cans (recycled), 1/3 bag of glass bottles (recycled), 1 large grill, 2 plastic chairs (intact), pickup truck full of broken plastic lawn chair pieces, swim noodles, life jacket, 5 gallon bucket, tackle box, etc.
 
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In addition, thanks to pictures taken by a volunteer, Duke Energy Lake Services has been notified of an abandoned home and pier on one of the islands.
 
2014-10-11 Lincoln County Big Sweep

 

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