Home owners and residents of apartments in Mooresville and the Lake Norman area are pitching in on Oct. 1 to help keep Lake Norman beautiful.
The Big Sweep is an event where you can help pick up litter around local waterways and learn about environmental protection.
Last year in the Lake Norman area about 250 volunteers picked up 9,480 pounds of trash - including 32 tires.
The Big Sweep is a success because area residents come together to keep their community clean. This, in turn raises awareness of keeping the lake clean.
Litter is a problem on the lake's islands because boaters stop there for lunch. The Island Adoption program, which allows people to adopt islands on the lake, tries to address that issue year-round.
The Island Adoption program compliments the Big Sweep event because it encourages the clean-up of all types of waterways, not just the lake.
Help make a difference in the community and our shores, participate in the Clean Sweep.