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Volunteers to Remove Invasive Bamboo on the Northeast Hiking Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine
Atlanta, GA (March 19, 2014) 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 above. 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 the Park Tavern restaurant, 500 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 (corner of 10th St. and Monroe). Please look for the check in tables manned by Keep Atlanta Beautiful representatives.
By MARTA: Take Bus Route 36 or 99 which makes multiple stops along 10th Street near Piedmont Park.
Walk from MARTA Midtown Station: Depart the train and head East on 10th Street. Park Tavern will be on the corner of 10th St. and Monroe.
Walk or Bike: Another way to enjoy the Atlanta BeltLine! Walk or ride your bike on the Eastside Trail to the meeting area.
Earth Day on the Atlanta BeltLine is organized by volunteers and community representatives from Keep Atlanta Beautiful, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Trees Atlanta, Park Pride, and the Atlanta Community ToolBank. Breakfast for volunteers will be provided by District 6 Councilmember Alex Wan.
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