Volunteers needed for Dearborn Park tree planting

Posted by Dena Mellick March 8, 2016
Dearborn Park. Photo from https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfDearbornPark/timeline

Dearborn Park. Photo from https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfDearbornPark/timeline

The Decatur group Friends of Dearborn Park is looking for volunteers to help plant trees and clean up the park on Saturday, Mar. 12 from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

The group says 25 to 30 volunteers are needed for the park project at 1301 Deerwood Dr. in Decatur.

A press release says, “Volunteers are asked to meet at the entrance of the park, off Deerwood Drive at 8:45 am. The morning will entail picking up litter, planting shrubbery and small trees, and serving beverages and snacks. The goal is to rally community supporters throughout the City of Decatur and DeKalb County to foster pride in public parks and recreational spaces, and act as a conduit for neighbors meeting neighbors.”

“With the community’s help, we can help make Dearborn Park a more ecologically, well-maintained and environmentally friendly park during this event,” Ayanna Williams, Park Pride Director of Community Building, is quoted as saying. “DeKalb does an excellent job with park upkeep, but there’s more we can do as a community to share in keeping public spaces clean and visually appealing, so we encourage people to come out, if only for a few minutes, to lend a hand or support the volunteers.”

Trees and shrubs, along with a landscape design, were donated to Dearborn Park.

The press release says to find out more about Saturday’s project or future projects, visit the group’s Facebook page or email FriendsofDearbornPark@gmail.com.

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