Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful News

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. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. All supplies and lunch are provided. Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful plans to target more than 30 sites this year, including Peters Creek, Silas Creek, Salem Creek, Monarcas Creek, Mill Creek, Tanner’s Run, Salem Lake and the Yadkin River.

This year’s Big Sweep in Forsyth County is being sponsored by First Citizens Bank, Pepsi Bottling Ventures, Reynolds American, Waste Management, Krispy Kreme, Winston-Salem Stormwater Management and Parkway Ford Lincoln.

Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful also needs volunteers to help plant more than 400 trees along New Walkertown Road and the Newell/Massey Greenway on Saturday, Oct. 27, during the 20th annual Community Roots Day.

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 the Twin City Baseball Complex at Waterworks Road.

Roots Day and the Big Sweep 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 City Link at 727-8000 or e-mail


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