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Earth Day 2022 Project a Stunning Success

Updated: May 26, 2022

On Saturday, April 24th, 2022 dozens of community volunteers came together at Shoal Creek Park 1 to commemorate Earth Day with an extensive park clean up and maintenance project. (You can see the full gallery of images from the event HERE)

Park Pride and Friends of Shoal Creek Park 1 joined forces to plan and execute the project. Working in partnership with the Belvedere Civic Club, The Belvedere Park Neighborhood Association, DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Affairs, local collages, and volunteers in the community, the two organizations provided all the tools needed to get the job done.

At the creek, volunteers pulled discarded garbage and dumped car parts from the water. Large debris was removed from the wooded area around the creek. And, buckets of broken glass and litter were picked up from the shore line.

Other volunteers worked on scraping mud and collected fallen leaves from walkways. Further in the park, extensive work was done to remove invasive plant species that choke out native plants (i.e. English Ivy, Chinese Privet, Kudzu, etc.) and other unwanted plants like poison ivy and brambles.

The Belvedere Civic Club provided water and Gatorade, and the DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Affairs hauled off all the accumulated refuse and plant debris.

You can see all 60 photos of this great event in our gallery by clicking HERE.

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