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WNC Big Sweep

Join us Saturday, September 9 for the 30th annual NC Big Sweep River Cleanup. Volunteer for the region's largest river, stream and roadside cleanup! Asheville GreenWorks, Mountain True, River Link, Mills River Partnership and our partners will provide dozens of boats. If you have your own boat, please consider bringing it along for the cleanup. We will be taking on 25 + miles of river in teams, then meeting back up for riverside after party.

Please register now to hold your spot. Shuttles will be provided to move you around to the cleanup areas. Our event organizers will provide dozens of canoes, kayaks and rafts, but space is limited.

River Cleanup

9 am: Volunteer Check in
10 am to 1 pm: Cleanup
1 to 4 pm: After Party

River Cleanup meet up location:

*If you have a truck, please consider helping out with the Road Crew.

*Must be over 16 to volunteer alone unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Roadside Cleanup

Roadside cleanup crews, please pick up your supplies prior to September 9. After your cleanup, you can drop off the supplies at one of our offices or bring them to the after party.

What to wear for a river cleanup?

Wear swimsuits with shorts, river sandals, and old tennis shoes (no flip flops). Bring a hat, sunscreen, water bottle and a change of clothes for the after party.

What to wear for a roadside cleanup?
Good shoes, shorts or long pants and sunblock.

Where to pick up roadside cleanup supplies? (bags, gloves, vests, grabbers)