Thanks to help from our wonderful Buncombe County community, our Earth Day Cleanup was a huge success. With the help of more than 40 volunteers, we were able to knock out a bunch of projects across the County including litter sweeps on Haywood Road, the Lake Julian Park walking trail, and Long Shoal and Hendersonville roads. “Volunteers also planted shrubs to help with some erosion spots and beautified around the kiosks and bathrooms by mulching and planting perennial flowers and trimming bushes,” says Lake Julian Park Ranger Conner White. “Milkweed starters was also planted in an area which will soon take off and become a certified Monarch Waystation.”
The weather was perfect, and we want to thank everyone who volunteered their time to help get Lake Julian Park ready for spring and summer. “This helped get needed attention to some hard to reach areas of the park. The litter collected and landscaping work done will help keep our waterway and park beautiful, clean and wildlife healthy. I am grateful for the turn out and hard work of volunteers and the whole recreation services team,” exclaims White.
Earth Day cleanup by the numbers:
- 42 Volunteers
- 36 plants and shrubs planted
- 50 bags of trash, a tire, mirror, and a TV were collected and properly disposed of
Check out a few more pictures of our volunteers in action: