Your State Parks Day and Ice Cream Social

More than 300 volunteers will put work into “Your State Parks Day,” and “National Public Lands Day” on Sept. 26 ...

Over three-hundred volunteers signed up to help improve local greenspaces during one of the largest volunteer events in Metro Atlanta. To celebrate Your State Parks Day and National Public Lands Day, several impactful volunteer events were scheduled including planting native wildflowers, cleaning up riverbanks and removing harmful invasive plants from sensitive habitat.

While rainy weather did impact some of the volunteer sites, the community still pulled together to help restore native habitat. Becky Kelley, Director of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, said, “Volunteers have enormous impact on the health and well-being of parks and bring these unique places into the hearts of the community.” Four news outlets covered the event and you can read each story at the links below.

Cross Roads News

Rockdale Citizen

Newton Citizen

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