WNC Big Sweep is going virtual! Asheville GreenWorks will be sharing a mix of educational videos and activities, action steps and petitions, and hands-on service opportunities to highlight the 33rd WNC Big Sweep. Connecting with our streams and rivers is vital during these difficult times. Join us on social media from September 14th-20th to learn about our waterways, create positive environmental change, and help clean up our community by participating in a self-guided river or roadside cleanup any day that week.
Post your cleanup photos using the hashtag #WNCBigSweep2020 for a chance to win some awesome prizes!
How to Do a Cleanup
Has it been a while since you've participated in a roadside, river, or creek cleanup?
Never fear! Watch the following video for a quick refresher on the basics.
Do you have your own boat and want to get out on the water with your family or friends? We've put together a River Cleanup Guide with safety reminders, river public access points, and things to keep in mind to have a safe and enjoyable river cleanup.
How to get cleanup supplies
If you have a group of 3 people or less, we suggest picking up supplies from one of our 6 Cleanup Supply Stations. These stations are stocked with gloves, safety vests, and trash bags.
1) AGW Office @ 2 Sulphur Spring Road
2) AGW Office @ 318 Riverside Drive
3) The HOP @ 640 Merrimon Ave #103
4) Sutton / Dezio Law @ 70 Pisgah Hwy (on their back porch)
5) Buncombe County Sports [email protected] 24 Apac Circle (near the GreenWorks nursery entrance)
6) Sun Soo Martial Arts @ 800 Fairview Road
7) Mast General Store @ 15 Biltmore Avenue (out front)
If you have a group of 4 or more or would like any special cleanup supplies, please contact [email protected] to arrange a pickup from our Riverside Office.