EXTRA! Special Scenic Drive Roadside Cleanup, Saturday, January 27th

"Divine Desert Drive" by Chad Weaver, Carefree - Winner Scenic Drive Category, 2015 Summer Fun Photo Contest

“Divine Desert Drive” by Chad Weaver, Carefree – Winner Scenic Drive Category, 2015 Summer Fun Photo Contest

December 26, 2017

Volunteers are needed to help keep Scottsdale’s Scenic Drive Special.

Get in the picture and The Peak. Cindy Lee and Peter Cherry will be taking photographs of volunteers making a difference. The Scenic Drive roadside cleanup is Saturday, January 27th from 8:00 to 9:45 A.M.

The inaugural volunteer breakfast was so well received that Cavalho’s Brazilian Kitchen is once again inviting volunteers to enjoy a complimentary light breakfast following the cleanup.

It’s fun!

Donna & Dave Ropp.

Picking up litter is more enjoyable than you would expect, and there will be at least 13 miles of roadside (6 1/2 miles on each side) that will look terrific. New volunteers are welcome. Join 20-30 other Friends of the Scenic Drive volunteers. Friends has two sign-in locations:

#1. northern Scenic Drive entry sign (located roadside on the west side of Scottsdale Road south of Carefree Highway, immediately south of Terravita Marketplace and Walgreen’s),

#2. Scenic Drive monument sign area, also referred to as the exhibit area, (located in pull-off on east side of Scottsdale Road 3/4 mile north of Happy Valley Road, 1/4 mile south of Jomax Road, across from MacDonald’s Ranch). Safety vests, pickup “sticks,” and plastic trash bags will be provided.

Complimentary coffee, and water are available. Gloves and long pants are recommended. When you sign-in you will be assigned a specific roadside area to cover.

We will also be taking photos of volunteers at work during the cleanup. These photos will be used for an article that will be published in The Peak.

Bob & Sheila Brown.

Post Cleanup Fun: Complimentary Breakfast at Carvalho’s Brazilian Kitchen, Drawings, Prizes

Cooler weather is here. Immediately after making a difference (10:50 a.m. or so) join other proud volunteers for a complimentary light breakfast at Carvalho’s Brazilian Kitchen. Enjoy coffee, tea, juices, Brazilian cheese toast and other items provided on-the-house by the cleanup’s sponsor. Carvalho’s Brazilian Kitchen. The restaurant is located in the Safeway shopping center on the northeast corner of N. Scottsdale Road and E. Pinnacle Peak Road (next to Ace Hardware). For information visit Carvalhos.co/

While volunteers are relaxing and eating, there will be complimentary drawings for valuable prizes. The drawings will take a maximum of five minutes.

Please spread the word. We need help to preserve the Scenic Drive.




Optional RegistrationFriends of the Scenic Drive Sign

To register, visit the Event Registration Page.

Register for Cleanup

* Registration is requested but not required to volunteer. Pre-registration helps us plan. Registered or not, you are welcome.

You will find extensive information about the Desert Foothills Scenic Drive in this website or call (480) 361-6498.

2017-2018 Cleanup Schedule

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, 7:45 a.m. … THANK YOU!
Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, 8 a.m. … NEW VOLUNTEERS ARE WELCOME AND NEEDED!
Saturday in April 2018 … TO BE SCHEDULED.
*Dates are subject to change, so please check this calendar from time-to-time.


Carvalho’s is located at 23623 N. Scottsdale Road.

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