Picture YOU Making a Difference. Scenic Drive Cleanup, Sat., Oct. 28th


"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

Have fun and help keep  Scottsdale and a local landmark beautiful.

The Scenic Drive roadside cleanup is Saturday, October 28th from 7:45 to 9:45 A.M.  


  • Get in the picture AND The Peak. Professionals Peter Cherry and Cindy Lee will be taking pictures of volunteers making a difference. 


  • After the cleanup, enjoy optional complimentary light breakfast for volunteers, sponsored by Cavalho’s Brazilian Kitchen.


  • Win complimentary drawings for $100,000 Cardinal’s Arizona Lottery tickets and movie entertainment gift cards. 


GPPA – Friends of the Scenic Drive is joining other Scottsdale Adopt-A-Road groups in a city-wide litter cleanup to mark National Make a Difference Day.

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 mans 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 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.

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

CFriends of the Scenic Drive Signooler weather is here. Immediately after making a difference (10:50 a.m. or so) join other proud volunteers for a complimentary light breakfast on the patio 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 $100,000 AZ Cardinal’s Lottery tickets and movie entertainment gift cards. The drawings will take a maximum of 15 minutes.

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



Optional Registration

To register, visit the Event Registration Page within four weeks of the cleanup.

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

"Keep Scottsdale Beautiful" back of safety vestSaturday, Oct. 28, 2017, 7:45 a.m.  … NEW VOLUTEERS ARE WELCOME

Note. Additional dates will be added to the schedule in the near future.


*Dates are subject to change, so please check this calendar from time-to-time.

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Author: The Peak

Published on behalf of the Greater Pinnacle Peak Association by the editorial staff.

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