Spring is here which means it is time to join forces with Asheville GreenWorks to spruce up our neighborhood!

Join us on Saturday, April 1, 2017 for the first Haywood Road Clean Up Day of the year. We’ll be focusing on the east end of the road.

Date: April 1, 2017
Time: 10am breakfast10:30am clean up starts
Location: Zia Taqueria, 521 Haywood Road

Please RSVP below, so we have a count for breakfast.

What is a Clean Up Day? How do you participate? Is this a family-friendly event? How long is the clean up? What is for breakfast? Should you bring anything? What happens at the end?

Read on for answers to these questions below.

What is a Haywood Road Clean Up Day?
A morning where volunteers work to pick up trash and recycling along the Haywood Road corridor with the support of Asheville GreenWorks. We alternate between the east end and west end of the road. (Next Haywood Road Clean Up Day is June 3, focusing on the west end.)

How do you participate?

  1. RSVP, above, especially if you are bringing multiple people with you
  2. Show up at 10am at Zia Taqueria
  3. Eat some breakfast
  4. Gear up with gloves, safety vest, bags, and tools
  5. Head out to pick up trash and recycling along the corridor
  6. Come back to Zia to return gloves, vests, tools and pick up your ice cream coupon!

Is this a family-friendly event?
Yes, although not recommended for very small children. Haywood Road is a busy street and it is important that you and your children stay alert and safe throughout the clean up. An adult signature on the Asheville GreenWorks waiver form is required.

How long is the clean up?
Generally volunteers are out about 1.5 hours, so you should expect to finish up about noon.

What is for breakfast?
Zia Taqueria, Sunny Point Café, and Biscuit Head are donating delicious breakfast items for volunteers including scrambled eggs, hash browns, breakfast meats and veggie options, biscuits, juice, and coffee. WABA will also be proving fresh fruit.

Should you bring anything?
Asheville GreenWorks will supply gloves (adult size only), safety vests, and trash bags for everyone. They’ll also have a limited supply of tools. Madden’s Ace Hardware is donating 10 trash grabbers to WABA, so those will also be available.

If you have your own grabber, a flat-headed shovel, or industrial broom, we recommend you bring it.

What happens at the end?
Come back to Zia Taqueria and return items you borrowed from Asheville GreenWorks, or WABA to receive a coupon good for a scoop of ice cream at The Hop Ice Cream Cafe or The Hop West!

Zia would of course welcome you to stay and treat yourself to a post clean up beverage or lunch. Your support of the businesses that support these clean up days is greatly appreciated.

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