Keep Marietta Beautiful invites the public to be good to Mother Earth by helping clean and beautify the city, while celebrating “Unity in the Community” and the 40th anniversary of Earth Day April 24 from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
More than 300 volunteers are needed to plant gardens, stain a fence, clean trails, clean the Confederate Cemetery, clean an illegal dumpsite, plant trees, clean the city’s parks and pick up trash.
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How to volunteer
To volunteer for a work site, call 770-794-5606 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers are encouraged to dress in heavy shoes and long pants and to be prepared for the weather. Volunteers should bring heavy gloves, hammers, saws, shovels and trowels. Trash bags and latex gloves will be provided at the sites.
Schedule of events
* Building and planting raised gardens at the senior housing project
* Work on trails, painting, etc. at A.L. Burruss Elementary School
* Staining a fence at Lewis Park
* Planting gardens at Brown Park
* Cleaning the Confederate Cemetery
* Cleaning an illegal dumpsite near Lockheed School
* Planting trees and other landscaping at Henry Park
* Trail work at Sawyer Road Elementary School
“I am looking forward to another fabulous year,” Ellars said. “Last year this was the best project we have ever done, and I hope it remains our crown jewel.”
About Keep Marietta Beautiful
Keep Marietta Beautiful is a volunteer organization that works in the areas of litter prevention, beautification, community improvement and waste reduction. It is the mission of Keep Marietta Beautiful, the Marietta Clean City Commission, to generate environmental pride and a sense of ownership within the Marietta community.
The event is co-sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for their Day of Service and Keep America Beautiful as part of the Great American Cleanup.
For more information, contact Keep Marietta Beautiful director Joan Ellars at 770-794-5606 or email@example.com.