What is Asheville GreenWorks?
Established in 1973, Asheville GreenWorks inspires, equips and mobilizes individuals and communities to take action to care for the places we love to live.
With thousands of volunteers, we engage the community in grassroots projects such as tree plantings, urban agriculture, environmental cleanups, anti-litter and waste reduction education, creation of green spaces, care and preservation of Asheville’s rivers and trees.
Through our work, Asheville has been designated as a Tree City USA for 36 years.
GreenWorks Accomplishments 2016
Number of volunteers: 3,215
River and roadside cleanups: 216
Pounds of litter collected by hand: 33,170
Trees planted in Buncombe County: 374
Tons of materials collected at Hard 2 Recycle events: 107,000 lbs
Tires collected at Tire Amnesty Days: 5,909, filling 6 tractor trailers
Number of students engaged in environmental education: 5,964
Click HERE if you're interested in helping out!
Saturday, Jan 21st 2017
Roadside & Greenway Cleanup
Join us for a roadside cleanup of Lyman Street, Riverside Drive and the new French Broad Greenway. Meet at 30 Riverside Drive
(Parking lot across from Jean Webb Park)
10am to 1pm
We will provide gloves, bags, and water. Please e-mail email@example.com
to sign up. See you there!
Saturday, Jan 28th 2017
Winter River Cleanup
Paddlers sought to support a much needed cleanup of a massive camp site on the French Broad River. Sponsored by French Broad Outfitters and Salvage Station. Canoes, kayaks, tools and gear provided. Food, adult beverages and t-shirts for the volunteers.
9am to Noon
468 Riverside Drive, Asheville NC 28801
Sign up HERE
See you there!