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Mission Continues: Volunteer on the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail
The Mission Continues empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. We deploy veterans on new missions in their communities, so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve.
Join us for a day of service on Monday, June 12th at the Atlanta Beltline Westside Trail!
The Atlanta Beltline is a 22-mile network of multi-use trails that will, when completed in 2030, connect 45 neighborhoods in Atlanta in a loop around the city. The Beltline includes streetcars and parks, and is built on old railroad corridors that encircle the city. The Beltline’s Westside Trail is a 3-mile corridor that runs through the Westside neighborhoods, and will open in late summer, 2017. The trail includes a number of “bump out” green spaces that are currently just vacant lots, but that the Beltline envisions as gathering places, picnic areas, and gateways to the Westside Trail.
What we’ll be doing:
Our participants will Install a post/rail fence lining the street, create open grass area in middle of park, create a tunnel like pergola connecting street to Beltline, clear out brush/debris/invasive species/dumping, create benches and picnic tables, assemble decking for a small foot bridge, create a small set of stairs, and grade a mulch path through some large trees near the site.
There’s a purpose behind each project at the Beltline’s Westside Trail. Check out the various activities taking place throughout the day:
Let’s plant – Fig trees will create a decorative and delicious border along with decorative low maintenance plants throughout the grounds.
Let’s play – Transform the interior lot into an open space lawn for families to play and relax.
Let’s declutter – Before we can beautify we need to make a clean slate by removing invasive overgrowth, trash and brush.
Let’s beautify – Welcome guests to the beltway with a landscaped entrance and trail to create a marked path for entry.
Let’s build – Construct a dual purpose shade structure to keep users cool and function as a rain catchment system for the garden beds.
Let’s demo – Tear out and replace existing fencing to create a more welcoming atmosphere for the community.
The Service Impact:
Be part of launching Atlanta’s BeltLine Westside Trail! Our day of service will help to create the needed green spaces along the trail, adding value to this awesome trail and the community it serves. To make sure our impact remains, our local Atlanta Service Platoons and fellows will work to maintain the progress achieved throughout the day.
We appreciate your support and your time. Volunteers are welcome to work for all or a portion of the project day.
Visit the Mission Continues website for more information and to register: