Big Sweep 2013 cleans up trash around creeks, shorelines

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

Volunteers across Charlotte used their Saturday to pick up trash around local creeks and shorelines.

Big Sweep is a one-day cleanup effort put on by storm water services.

Eyewitness News caught up with one group near the Latta Plantation in Huntersville who picked up trash along the shores of Mountain Island Lake.

"We ran out of trash bags because there was so much trash there, so it was a team effort and it was absolutely incredible how everyone contributed," said Marc Czarnecki of Hands on Charlotte.

During last year's event, volunteers collected more than 10,000 pounds of trash.

Eyewitness News is waiting to receive the final numbers from this year.