Clean-up of the Health Department landscape
In the fall of 2021 We wanted to give back to employees who worked so hard for the county during the pandemic, a group of 20 volunteers gathered to start a complete clean-up of the Health Department landscape. They pressure-washed a patio used for staff and client meetings and replaced aged tables and chairs with two lively painted picnic tables. In addition, the team cleaned up the landscape by pulling dead plants, removing old planters, and trimming shrubbery. Keep Ashe Beautiful worked with the town of Jefferson, who repainted the safety bollards and exterior building accent structures, brightening the whole building.
With the onset of spring, the final phase of the Beautification project was completed. Students in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) construction class designed and built two beautiful planters to flank the entrance. The volunteers then filled the planters with ornamental grass plants, spread mulch, and cleaned the main entrance sign.
Keep Ashe Beautiful volunteers were proud to give back to our Ashe County Health Department for their outstanding service, especially during the COVID pandemic “We feel Beautification projects like this are significant because they strengthen the community making it a place all would be proud to live in ”.
Keep Ashe Beautiful would like to give special thanks to The Town of Jefferson, Lowes, Third Day Market Garden Center, S&S Mulch, Mr. Hugh Hirth's CTE Construction Class, and other anonymous donors for their donations. The project could not have been completed without their support.
Devil Stairs Project
"Devil Stairs Ride"
Keep Ashe Beautiful is working with the Tourism Committee and the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce on a project to help beautify a lot just south of the town of West Jefferson. Right beside the "Big Chair" by the antique mall. for the "Devil Stairs Ride" Based on a local folk tale, the Devil's Stairs is an approximately 80-mile motorcycle loop starting and ending in West Jefferson, North Carolina.
Several volunteers helped Clean up the lot and paint picnic tables. SHOUT OUT to Tyler Lonon owner of Mountain Life Property Care, donated his labor grading the lot, Next will be new fencing, mulching, and a pollinator garden. There will be several opportunities in the coming weeks to volunteer.. Lets work together and sign up below.