When: Saturday, July 11, 2015
Time: 8 a.m. (Sharp)
655 Highland Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30312
(We will meet here and travel to the Trees Atlanta Project Site*)
What to Wear: Blue, White or Light Color T-shirts
Closed-Toed Shoes and Clothes That Can Get Dirty
*Trees Atlanta Site located on the BeltLine under the Virginia Avenue bridge
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP : FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015 BY 10 A.M.
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- We will meet at 8 a.m. sharp at stable/kernel (address above). stable/kernel is located behind the Highland Bakery. The entrance is on a side street of Sampson St NE. Enter the building from Sampson St through the door under the yellow awning and follow the arrows upstairs. The office uses the same entrance as AGNI and Glass Eye Screenworks and is located right across the hall from AGNI. Regarding the parking space, members usually use the parking lot behind the church on Corley St next to Highland Bakery, or street parking if it's not full. We will carpool or you may drive your car to the Trees Atlanta Site located on the BeltLine under the Virginia Avenue Bridge.
- What Will We Be Doing? We will be planting in the Atlanta Beltline Arboretum meadow from 9 am to 12 pm. If you drive independently from the group, it is HIGHLY important to arrive to this location at 8:40am as Trees Atlanta will only provide one demonstration (which takes 10 minutes) and every volunteer needs to see it. All volunteers must stay for the entire project, and not leave before we finish.
- This project is best for ages 12 and up. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian, and all volunteers between the ages of 16 and 17 who are not accompanied by a parent/guardian must have a parent/guardian sign a waiver for them.
- Please wear closed-toed shoes or boots, clothes that can get dirty, sunscreen and bug spray as needed.
- We recommend volunteers bring drinking water in a reusable container. No one-time-use plastic bottles, please.
- Meadow planting is hard work, so make sure to tell everyone to eat a good breakfast and come prepared to work hard. A snack might be a good thing for those who tend to lose steam.
- Projects happen rain or shine, so please check the weather beforehand and come prepared.
- Trees Atlanta will provide all necessary tools and instruction, though volunteers may prefer to bring their own work gloves as ours are not the nicest.
- If you need assistance at anytime or have further questions please contact Nalat Phanit-Black at (917) 669-2182 (OR) Tiffany Irene at (404) 721-7121. These contacts will also be available day of the event.
ABOUT TREES ATLANTA
Dedicated to protecting Atlanta’s urban forest through planting, conservation, and education...
Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta works tirelessly to address Atlanta’s tree loss, protect its forests, and create new green space. Empowered by its wonderful community of volunteers, Trees Atlanta serves the metro Atlanta area, and has grown to become one of Atlanta’s most widely known and supported non-profit organizations. Our mission statement: Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized non-profit citizens' group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating.