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Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful - Sept. 11, 2019

Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful is looking for volunteers to assist with the Big Sweep cleanup of local waterways and Community Roots Day, both of which will be held during October.

The Big Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon. All supplies and lunch are provided. Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful plans to target more than 25 sites this year, including Peters Creek, Silas Creek, Salem Creek, Monarcas Creek, Mill Creek, Tanner’s Run and Salem Lake. Parks, schools and neighborhoods are also on the list of clean-up sites.

Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful also needs volunteers to help plant over 200 trees on Saturday, Oct. 19, during the 27th annual Community Roots Day. The trees will be planted on the south side of town, including along South Main Street and West Clemmonsville Road. 

Roots Day volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to noon. The first 250 volunteers will receive free T-shirts and hats and all volunteers get a free lunch. Volunteers should arrive between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. at Griffith Elementary School, 1385 W. Clemmonsville Road. 

Big Sweep and Roots Day are excellent opportunities for students, scouts and members of service clubs to complete community service hours. 

Online volunteer signup for both events is available at For more information call CityLink 311 or send an email to  

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