Category: Volunteers

Huge Shout-out to Triad Chapter of NC Native Plant Society

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Members of the Triad Chapter of the NC Native Plant Society came out on March 25 to get the Bird, Bee, Butterfly Garden at Woven Works Park ready for spring by pulling weeds.  They have another work day set for Saturday, April 15. Special thanks to these volunteers: John Bartlett, Laurette Guay, Diane Laslie, Elizabeth Link, Deborah Staves, Lynda Waldrop, and Judy West. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Dabney Sanders at dsanders@actiongreensboro.org.

Workday at Woven Works Park at Innovation Cornerstone

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A volunteer workday is scheduled for Sunday, October 30 from 1:30-4:00 pm at Woven Works Park at Innovation Cornerstone located at the corner of Murrow Blvd and Lindsay Street. Bring work gloves and a shovel-- we'll be planting flowers in the Bird, Bee, and Butterfly Garden on the site. Snacks and water provided.  Questions?  Call Dabney Sanders at 336.387.8353 or email dsanders@actiongreensboro.org.

The RESULTS are in from the Run 4 the Greenway!

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The 7th Annual 4 for the Greenway was a HUGE success! We raised over $11,000 for the Downtown Greenway thanks to all the runner and walkers and to our GREAT sponsors for their support in the run! The RESULTS are in! The top winners are: Top 3 males-Andris Goncarous (1st place winner in 2015 and 2016!), Kenwick Brown, & Patrick Westervelt Top 3 females-Clare Cunningham, Hollis Oberlies (2nd place winner in 2014, 2015, & 2016!), & Heather Colleran Congratulations to all the runners and walkers! Click here to see all the results. Check out all the PHOTOS from the run and opening of Woven Works Park.  

Lincoln Financial Group employees volunteer on the greenway

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A huge SHOUTOUT to Lincoln Financial Group employees who came out last week to spread mulch on the edible orchard at the Tradition Cornerstone on the Downtown Greenway. The Tradition Cornerstone is located at Smith and Prescott Streets.  Do you have a group who would be interested in helping on the Downtown Greenway?  Email Laura Lorenz at llorenz@actiongreensboro.org for more information.            

Thank you Downtown Greenway Volunteers!

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Special thanks to the 50+ volunteers who came out on February 26 and 27 to lay newsprint and spread mulch on the area around the stream bank at the Innovation Cornerstone site at the corner of Lindsay and Murrow Blvd.  The sheet mulching will prepare the site for plantings later this fall once the cornerstone is complete. Click here to see photos from the workdays. Thanks to these groups who helped: T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society Piedmont Bird Club Guilford Chapter of the NC Native Plant Society Students & faculty from NCA&T and UNCG Peacehaven Farm  News & Record for their donation of newsprint City of Greensboro for the donation of mulch and water access Greensboro Permaculture Guild for their consultation on the sheet mulching project Click here to find out more about the Innovation Cornerstone project.  Construction on the site will begin the end of March with completion of site and art by the end of May. Interested in helping at the next workday?  We have one scheduled for Saturday, March 19 from 9-12 noon.  Click here for more details.

Thanks to the Impact League from West Market Kids for keeping the ‘green’ in Greenway

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The Impact League- a group of 4th and 5th graders from West Market Street United Methodist Church came out on October 14, 2015 to clean up Morehead Park and Five Points along the Downtown Greenway.  They also handed out water to those who were using the trail.  Click here to see all the photos from their workday. Special thanks to this great group and their high school helpers for keeping the 'green' in the Downtown Greenway! Is your group interested in volunteering on the Downtown Greenway?  Contact Laura Lorenz for more information at llorenz@actiongreensboro.org

Photos from 6th Annual Run 4 the Greenway

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   Over 350 people and 45 dogs came out for the 6th Annual Run 4 the Greenway despite the rainy weather!  Fun was had by all—click here to see the photos from the day which shows that little bit of rain does not stop the people and dogs from having a great time! Red Dog Farm brought adoption dogs that a runner without a dog could 'borrow' for the 1 mile Doggie Jog through downtown Greensboro.  If you are interested in adopting a dog, contact Red Dog Farm. The Greensboro Greenway Gulp was made just for the Run 4 the Greenway by Preyer Brewing and debuted at the run.  The Greenway Peach Wheat beer and the Greenway Ginger Wheat beer were a huge hit among runners and will be available until the end of October at Preyer Brewing Company located at 600 Battleground Avenue. Deep Roots Market provided the runner hospitality after the run-- and gave 5% of sales on September 20th to the Downtown Greenway. Thanks to all of our sponsors who made the run a great day!

Shout out to Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas and UNCG Volunteers

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We appreciate the support and hard work of several groups in Greensboro who have volunteered their time to clean up the Downtown Greenway!  Thanks for helping keep the 'green' in the Greenway! Duke Energy employees came out in June to help clean up the area on Morehead Park. In July, Piedmont Natural Gas employees got Meeting Place at Tradition Cornerstone in great shape by pulling weeds and trimming.  On August 22, employees and students from UNCG came out to for a Spartan Day of Service and helped clean up the area at Morehead Park.

2015 Run 4 the Greenway Registration now OPEN!

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Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 26, 2015 for the 6th Annual Run 4 the Greenway!  #Run4Greenway 4 Mile Run: On-line through September 11 (by 9:00 pm): $25.00 On-line through September 12-24 (by 9:00 pm): $30.00 Registration at Packet Pick-up on September 25 and Day of Race: $35.00 Family 4 Pack: $80.00 for 4 mile One Mile Walk/Run: On-line through September 24 (by 9:00 pm): $15.00 *NEW this year: 1 Mile Dog Registration: $20.00 (includes bandana and dog treats) Family 4 Pack: $50.00 for 1 mile Children 6 & under: Free (There is no fee for children 6 & under; however, we ask that you register and sign a waiver. No free t-shirt or beverage.) T-shirts are limited.  Register early to be guaranteed a race t-shirt.  All participants will receive a free beverage at the post-race event (except for children 6 & under). Click here for a route map and turn-by-turn route directions.   Registration is OPEN!  Register now.  1 Mile Walk/Run begins at 5:00 pm 4 Mile Run begins at 5:30 pm Party in Center City Park is from 4:00-8:00 pm with live music, food and entertainment for the whole family!   Not a runner or a walker? Want to volunteer at the Run? You can help!  Email Laura Lorenz at llorenz@actiongreensboro.org or call 336.387.8355 for a list of volunteer jobs available. Thanks to our title sponsor VF Corporation and our other sponsors: