Brownwood Park Forest Restoration - Saturday, August 3
Can you spare a few hours to learn about the weeds and natural wonders of our neighborhood while helping to improve our emerald oasis?
Join EACA Parks and Greenspace Committee on Saturday, August 3 as we continue our partnership with Trees Atlanta's 2019 Greenspace Guardians to rescue Brownwood Park's forest form the grip of non-native invasive weeds and restore native shrubs and wildflowers.
This project is suitable for ages 12 and up. We are removing exotic invasive plants and replanting of native species. Physical activities include bending, lifting, and digging with a shovel may be required.
Projects happen rain or shine, so please check the weather beforehand and come prepared. Trees Atlanta will provide all necessary tools and instruction, but you are welcome to bring your own gloves and pruning shears. Long sleeves and long pants are recommended. All volunteers need closed-toed shoes or boots, clothes that can get dirty, sunscreen and bug spray (as needed), snacks as needed (though a meal or snack before the project is recommended), and bring drinking water in reusable containers. No one-time-use plastic bottles, please.
Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 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 (this form can be downloaded from the Trees Atlanta website – go to www.treesatlanta.org/volunteer and expand the “Under the age of 18?” heading).
Meet on Pendleton Ave. near the tennis courts (between Brownwood Ave. and Gresham Ave.)
Want to See the Work Completed so Far?
Trees Atlanta has created an interactive map that summarizes the restoration work done in East Atlanta's Brownwood Park by Trees Atlanta and EACA volunteers during the past three months. This tool is intended to help inform the community about the work we do, as well as to provide a bit of education about why restoration work is important. Check back for more updates! https://treesatlanta.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d48adc47798832309db323b6b&id=6983c3c316&e=a432504c7f