Digging in for the Greener Good

Photo credit: Luke Beard, luke.exposure.co

In 2018, over 6,700 Park Pride volunteers completed 253 projects (building bridges and footpaths, improving trails, installing gardens, painting pavilions, mulching beds, etc.) in parks and along the Atlanta BeltLine. Taken together, their efforts equal a sweat equity investment of over $450,000.

Thank you, volunteers, for your unwavering commitment to the greener good! We’re on track for another great year of volunteering in 2019.

Enjoy some of the highlights to date below.

Greener Good Volunteers at Tanyard Creek Park

Photo credit: Johnson Lu

Over 60 volunteers supported a native forest improvement project along the Atlanta BeltLine. Many volunteers represented BeltLine adopter groups, including the Collier Hills Civic Association, Cushman & Wakefield, Wells Fargo, and WSP. Special thanks to the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Trees Atlanta, and Bank of America. More photos.

Cox Volunteers at Ashford Forest Preserve

Sheltered by the shade of Ashford Forest Preserve’s tree canopy, volunteers from Cox helped to beautify two of the park’s trailheads though clearing overgrown vegetation, removing trash, and mulching. Even in the blazing heat, Cox volunteers worked hard and accomplished a ton of work! More photos.

Rotary Club of Atlanta at Washington Park

As part of a city-wide day of service, nearly 30 Atlanta Rotarians joined Park Pride and The Conservancy at Historic Washington Park to expand garden beds and rejuvenate a well-used pavilion. Volunteers planted herbs for community harvesting and pollinator plants to add beauty and function to the beds. Watch video.

Greener Good Volunteers at Zonolite Park

Equipped with waders and determination, hardy volunteers mucked through the retention pond at Zonolite Park, removing hundreds of noxious cattails. Additionally, volunteers planted pollinator plants that will attract bees and butterflies and support the productivity of the park’s community garden. Watch video.

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