Month: July 2015

Exclusive Volunteer Opportunities

Mark your calendars, because it’s not everyday that there’s a chance like this to get your hands dirty with Park Pride’s Volunteer Program!

On three Saturdays in August, Park Pride is organizing volunteer workdays in which you can participate as an individual or with your family! See below for the details of each project and register to join us at any . . . or all!

 

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Mountain Way Common
Saturday, August 8, 2015
9 AM – Noon
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Join us for this special volunteer opportunity with Park Pride at Mountain Way Common on August 8th!

One of the newest parks in the City of Atlanta parks inventory, Mountain Way Common’s location under GA 400 and along Nancy Creek offers a unique opportunity for creating a public space.

For our Park Pride workday on August 8th, volunteers will help build a rock staircase, clear invasive plants and work on maintaining the existing trails in the park.

 

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Constitution Lakes
Saturday, August 22, 2015
9 AM – Noon
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Located Southwest of Atlanta in DeKalb County, Constitution Lakes Park is a destination park with unique hiking opportunities around impressive wetlands adjacent to the South River. Formerly a brick plant, the pits where clay was mined have filled in with water, attracting a wide array of migratory birds.

For our Park Pride workday on August 22nd, volunteers will construct a new hiking trail to connect the parking lot to a newly installed boardwalk that wraps around the lakes, creating a loop trail for hikers to experience the park.

 

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Zonolite Park
Saturday, August 29, 2015
9 AM – Noon
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Part of a brownfield restoration project, a large pond that hosts a wide variety of animal and plant life was created at Zonolite Park. Unfortunately, the cattails are so enthusiastic about calling this pond “home” that they are crowding out all other species!

For this Park Pride workday, volunteers will help to thin the cattails so there will be more pond available for the birds and other wildlife. The work will be damp, muddy and uplifting for volunteers, resulting in an urban ecological treasure!

Questions? Contact John Ahern, Volunteer Manager, at john@parkpride.org.