In partnership with Biltmore Iron & Metal Company, the Town of Woodfin, The French Broad Riverkeeper and NC Dept of Energy & Natural Resources we prepare to cleanup 60 years of discarded tires and trash.
The 3 acre river lot contains an estimated 25,000 to 40,000 tires, making this the largest tire dump in Western North Carolina. With this concentration of tires therein contain many thousands of gallons of stagnated water. The perfect breeding ground for Mosquitoes.
The site 1420 Riverside Drive was home to an auto salvage business since the 1950's and a significant polluter of the French Broad River.
Cars were crushed on site and anything that wasn't valuable was discarded into the piles we see today.
NCDENR and the French Broad Riverkeeper will hold a series of tests to determine the current impact of the site and any future steps for remediation. Asheville GreenWorks Volunteers will be helping to keep the cleanups impact to a minimum through installation of silt fencing and native plantings to promote a healthy recovery.
How can you help?
We're looking for experienced Volunteers, College Groups and Civic Organizations to help us clear this area. We need Volunteers 18+ for safety reasons. All Volunteers will receive proper equipment and training to prepare you for this environmental assault.
If you're interested in helping us make history, click HERE to email Eric Bradford or Ph (828) 254-1776 to find out more.