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Call for Volunteers: Urban Trail Cleanup Day


Volunteers are needed to help clean the plaques located along the Urban Trail in downtown Asheville. Volunteers will team up with a professional conservator and members of the Public Art & Cultural Commission to clean and polish 15 to 20 plaques commemorating the Urban Trail stations.

The Asheville Urban Trail, a walking tour of downtown Asheville, highlights the unique architecture, people and historic events of the city. All 30 stations include artwork and commemorative plaques depicting each station.

Volunteers will be trained in professional cleaning techniques, and work in teams of two to clean one to two plaques per team. Work requires the ability to sit or kneel on the ground while cleaning since most plaques are embedded in the sidewalk at each station. Volunteers should dress in comfortable work cloths that may get dirty during the work day. All supplies and materials provided, although volunteers may wish to bring their personal work gloves.

Plaque Cleaning Day:  Saturday, April 20; 8:30am-2:00pm

Plaque Cleaning Training   Friday, April 19, 4:00-5:00pm; or Saturday, April 20, (Choose one):   9:00-10:00 am

To register for the Asheville Urban Trail Spring Cleaning Day, contact Basil Punsalan at bpunsalan@ashevillenc.gov, or 828-337-3724.

To learn more about the Asheville Urban Trail, go to:  www.ashevillenc.gov/Departments/ParksRecreation/CulturalArts.aspx