Earth Day on the Atlanta BeltLine

Beltline_logo_finalVolunteers to Remove Invasive Bamboo on the Northeast Hiking Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine

Registration is underway for the 2014 Earth Day on the Atlanta BeltLine on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Park Pride, Trees Atlanta, the Atlanta Community Tool Bank, Keep Atlanta Beautiful, and neighborhood partners are working together to clear invasive bamboo and debris along the Northeast Hiking Trail to celebrate this year’s Earth Day on the Atlanta BeltLine.

With the popularity of the Eastside Trail, this stretch of interim hiking trail is getting more and more use. With your help, we will continue to improve the experience as people use the Atlanta BeltLine to connect between Piedmont Park and surrounding amenities. Additionally, removing invasive plant species will increase the area available for native plants to grow, helping to support the local wildlife food web.

Volunteers should wear sturdy, close-toed shoes, long sleeves and pants, work gloves (extra gloves will be available), and should bring a water bottle, bug spray, and sunscreen. Be prepared for moderate to heavy work. All ages are welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: Saturday, April 19, 2014

All volunteers should arrive at the site by 8:30 a.m. to check in and should bring a signed waiver, which can be accessed from the registration website. Activities begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at noon.

Volunteer Registration: earthdayonatlbeltline14.eventbrite.com

Where: Atlanta BeltLine Northeast Hiking Trail

Volunteer check in will be near Park Tavern at the corner of 10th St. and Monroe.  Please look for the check in tables manned by Keep Atlanta Beautiful representatives.

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Earth Day at Druid Hills Presbyterian

Earth Day on Ponce
April 22 2:30-5pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church Front Lawn
(1026 Ponce, across from the Majestic Diner)

Bring your whole family to celebrate Earth Day on Ponce. Local percussionist group DrumRise will lead an all-ages drum circle; all instruments are provided (and no experience is expected). There will also be demonstrations with bee-keeping, chickens, and gardening. Top it off with good food and a wealth of information about how to be even better environmental stewards. More information at www.dhpc.org.

Announcement provided by Druid Hills Presbyterian Church

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BeltLine Cleanups

Thanx to all of the folks who volunteered to help with the Earth Day BeltLine cleanups in our area – the 4th Ward Park area, here in VaHi and in the Ansley Mall area. This entire area is now walkable (with some caution), but is not a no-man’s land anymore. As you walk this area now, take a plastic bag along, pick up urban litter as you go and help keep the right-of-way clean as we all have a responsibility for this public property. Thanx also to the Piedmont Park Conservancy for cleaning the Park Drive bridge area the week before. There will be a project this Sunday, May 2nd to do prep work to prepare for Art on the BeltLine – meet at 1 p.m. on Somerset Terrace next to Barking Hound. Sign up at Hands on Atlanta at http://www.handsonatlanta.org/projects/viewProject.php?_mode=occurrenceView&_action=load&ixActivity=83708

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