The Carteret County Government is committed to doing their part to help make a difference in the eradication of litter in our communities. Through the Carteret Big Sweep initiative, they’re also going to be educating the public on the negative impacts of litter in our communities and what citizens can do to prevent the problem from growing out of control. It’s no surprise that roadside trash and debris makes its way into our local waterways and can harm humans and wildlife alike. This weekend, Carteret County Towns are taking a stand and organizing community cleanups to help keep our communities as naturally beautiful as possible. See the photo below to figure out which event you’ll plan to attend. These cleanups are open to all ages. Participants shouldn’t need to bring anything but are encouraged to dress appropriately. It looks like some nice weather is in the forecast, but temperatures will be climbing into the lower 80’s so be mindful of the heat and be sure to apply sunscreen throughout the day.