Stormwater Volunteers Remove 2,700 Pounds of Trash from Local Stream

News posted Jan. 04, 2018 - 6:00 am
Stream Clean Up at Biltmore Hills Park

On Oct. 21, 2017, more than 40 volunteers removed nearly 2,700 pounds of trash in two hours during the Stormwater Management Division’s fall stream clean-up at Biltmore Hills Park.

Trash and other debris cleaned out of the stream include 86 trash bags, 30 tires, a toilet, planks of wood, a bike, a shopping cart, and a scooter. Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to help make our local streams healthier!

Do you know that you can adopt the stream in Biltmore Hills Park or another stream in Raleigh? This will help keep streams clean on a more regular basis and reduce pollution of our waterways.

Learn more about stormwater volunteer opportunities

This article was originally printed in the Stormwater Management Division's Urban Watersheds publication. Subscribe to learn more and to receive stormwater-related news.

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