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Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail (FMST) & Wake Co. Big Sweep

MST Trailhead Clean-up Event

March 26 

9:00-12:00 pm

RSVP to Jennifer browndoj@gmail.com or 

signup using our Friends of the Mountains to Sea Group on Meet Up 

Seeking FMST volunteers to lead small groups of Wake Co. Big Sweep volunteers in a trailhead/parking area litter clean up.  We need about 5-10 folks to join us as small group leaders. Ideally, you would be familiar with the MST Segment 10- Falls Lake Trail Eastern trailheads/parking lots.

8:00 am Meeting spot:  Blue Jay Point County Park 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd. 

All interested should meet in the Blue Jay Point parking lot near the MST distance sign. The address is 3200 Plesant Union Church Rd. After we meet and discuss the clean-up project for the day and review safety, we will split up into cleanup groups and “scatter out” to do our trailhead cleanup work. Driving directions and maps of the specific MST Trailhead cleanup locations will be provided during the introduction and overview. Group leaders will help to guide volunteers to the trailhead. Group leaders will also collect tools from volunteers at the end of the cleanup and return them to the meeting spot.  Group leaders will report the number of trash bags and recycle bags filled and take a photo of the volunteers at the end of the cleanup.

Project for the Day:  

  1. Our major task for the day is to clean up litter at MST designated parking lots/trailheads along the Falls Lake Trail East section of MST Segment 10. 
  2. Lead a small group in a general pick up of trash and recyclables at your assigned trailhead
  3. Gather all trash at the trailhead, count and report the number of trash & recycle bags, and take a photo with volunteers
  4. Report the number of trash and recycle bags back to Jennifer at browndoj@gmail.com 
  5. Encourage volunteers to go for a hike on the MST afterward

What you will need:

Work clothes and closed-toe shoes.  Proper clothing for the weather! 

Plenty of water & snacks

Work Gloves, if you have your own, if not we can provide you a pair

Litter grabbers, if you have your own, if not we can provide those to you

Work Safety: Share safety guidelines and directions to the small group

  1. Use tools carefully
  2. Wear a safety vest at all times
  3. Be aware of your surroundings, We are working very near active roadways and in parking lots. 
  4. Know your limits, Do not lift anything heavier than you can comfortably lift.
  5. Take breaks, drink water
  6. There are holes, steep banks, branches, thorns, wasps, poison ivy, ticks, chiggers, and other hazards.  Please be cautious.


March 26, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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