Clean-up and beautification

Earth Day 2023 was Saturday, April 22.  Thanks to the dozens of volunteers of all ages who helped with our neighborhood Clean-Up-Palooza Beautification Extravaganza! Extra special thanks to Julia Borbely-Brown, who organized the multi-pronged event and sponsored the Triangle E-cycling collection and Jerry Reese’s transport of hazardous materials.  See the full report here.

Mark your calendar: our next neighborhood clean-up at the Pearl Mill Preserve along Ellerbe Creek will be Saturday, October 7, 9:00-11:30 am.

How else can you get involved?

All year long, we count on volunteers to pick up trash on our neighborhood streets, to help keep our little Ellerbe Creek clean. Volunteers commit to picking up trash around the 4 sides of one block, once a month or so.

We also count on volunteers to do weeding and planting in our neighborhood traffic circles (at Watts and Knox, Dollar and Englewood) and at the traffic median on Trinity between Buchanan and Watts.

If you would like to help, contact Julia Borbely-Brown at