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PRESS RELEASE - Clean Up Event

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Owner - Leah Wzientek


Local Gear Shop turns “Black Friday...Green” with Urban Clean Up Event

Join Gear Hut and Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful in turning “Black Friday” into #GreenFriday again this Thanksgiving weekend.

The local used gear shop and non-profit organization are teaming up to host their second annual Neighborhood Clean-Up in the Wells Avenue District on Friday, November 26th. Instead of shopping at big box retailers on the Friday after Thanksgiving, get outside with the family, scope out local businesses to support on Small Business Saturday, and help beautify the neighborhoods of Wells Ave.

While there are multiple trail clean ups organized every year, we all tend to ignore the trash in our own back (and front) yards. We walk by the garbage that builds up in our alleyways, collects in the street gutters and gets stuck in fences. Yet, this is the trash that eventually makes its way into many urban habitats, including the river, ditches and fields. When winter snows start to fall, trash gets buried, plowed into piles and can block up drains that lead directly into the Truckee. Gear Hut and KTMB want to help protect our urban habitats and environments by removing the trash at the source, from the city streets.

The cleanup will start at 11:00am at Gear Hut, located at 1245 S. Wells Ave, where participants will get geared up with supplies provided by Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful. Groups will physically distance by taking on various streets and areas. Check out Gear Hut’s Facebook Event “#GreenFriday Neighborhood Clean Up” for more info and to RSVP.


Where - Meet at Gear Hut (1245 S Wells Ave Suite 101A)

When - Friday, November 26th @ 11AM-1PM

Clean Up Partners

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful

Reno Coffee Co (20% off to all participants)

Blind Dog Tavern (50% off to all participants).

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful is supplying Gear Hut with all the supplies needed for participants to pick up trash; bags, gloves, etc. KTMB has been helping host clean ups all over the Truckee Meadows area - if your business or group would like help hosting a clean up - contact: Matt @ Local businesses, Reno Coffee Co and Blind Dog Tavern will be offering discounts on Nov. 26th to all clean up participants - caffeine to fuel up, and brews to relax with after!


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