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Aug. 4, 8:00 am: Habitat
Nov. 10, 9:00 am: Blue Heron Nature Preserve Work Day
Mar. 13: YMCA Volunteer Day
Buckhead’s Premier Spring Cleaning Green Event is almost here!
Buckhead Rotarians, the third annual Buckhead’s Eco Collection will happen on March 23rd and we need your assistance for this event supported by our Buckhead Rotary Club.
Buckhead will have a chance to start its spring cleaning the RIGHT WAY. This event will give area residents, commercial properties and businesses the opportunity to easily and safely dispose of all the items they’ve wanted to get rid of, but aren’t safe for regular trash pick-up. These include old electronics, unused paint, batteries, out of date medicines, fluorescent light bulbs, and any documents that need to be shredded.
So…… what will we do that day? Volunteers are needed to register and process residents as they arrive at the collection entrance, direct traffic, serve coffee and be any general help as needed. You will not be handling any of the items brought to the event. The hours to be there are from 9:30 till 2 and lunch will be served to all workers. The address is 515 Garson Drive.
This event will serve as a makeup if needed.
Buckhead’s Eco Collection is organized by Livable Buckhead and Live Thrive and supported through the generosity of the Rotary Club of Buckhead.
To participate, residents must pre-register by visiting www.livablebuckhead.org from now and until March 22nd. Availability is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible ZIP codes for both residents and businesses include: 30305, 30309, 30318, 30319, 30324, 30326, 30327, 30342. If residents do not register, they will still be welcomed at the collection event.
Electronics recycling will be done by Reworx, and benefits the Tommy Nobis Center which enables individuals with all types of disabilities to enter or return to employment and to enjoy productive and independent lifestyles.
Since 1977, Buckhead Rotarians have been intimately involved with the Tommy Nobis Center. This project continues to honor the legacy of past and present members who contribute to their success.
So help Buckhead residents do their part to keep our community green. Please volunteer!
Sign up sheets will be at the next two Rotary meetings and I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-372-0040.
Mar. 23, 9:30 am: ECO Collection
Dear Buckhead Rotarians,
In the fall I had the opportunity to lead a work day at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve as part of our effort in Buckhead Rotary to support Livable Buckhead. We worked hard but had a GREAT TIME and it was a good chance to make some new friends.
It is very exciting to be part of something like this because those of us who have been in Atlanta for a while have seen the city, including Buckhead, start to improve in small ways. Parks are a passion of mine, because they make such a positive impact on individual and community health.
Please come out and join us:
• Blue Heron Nature Preserve
• Saturday March 30th from 9-12 (with optional lunch afterwards)
• 4055 Roswell Road (Across from Pike Nursery)
“Buckhead's crowning jewel isn't a mall or a restaurant or even an architectural achievement; it's not something humans built. The Blue Heron Nature Preserve is a twenty-five acre natural wilderness located just off heavily-trafficked Roswell Road and is a combination of four pieces of land along and around Nancy Creek.
The Preserve was founded in 2000, sparked by an efforts of a local school teacher and the North Buckhead Civic Association to preserve seven acres of floodplain along Nancy Creek, adjacent to new development on Rickenbacker Drive at Roswell Road. That year local residents, community groups, businesses and students began the considerable and ongoing task of removing invasive plants, planting native trees, and stabilizing the stream banks.
Over the next five years, the City of Atlanta added three large pieces of land to the Preserve. The first was a nine-acre wetland at the end of Emma Lane (off Lakemoore Drive), and the second was the five-acre site of Nancy Creek Sewer Tunnel Roswell Road. In 2007, the 5-acre site of THW Architects at 4055 Roswell Road was purchased by the City, bringing Blue Heron's holdings to about 25 acres.
As a community-based effort, the Preserve will continue to grow and provide a place of natural beauty for the local environment.”
The mission of The Blue Heron Nature Preserve:
• Preserve natural land
• Engage in urban restoration
• Connect green space
• Protect native wildlife
• Educate and engage the community
Scott Godwin, MS, NSCA CSCS ACSM HFI
Live Well Inc.
5290 Roswell Road Suite W
Atlanta, GA 30342
678 642 6034
Mar. 30, 9:00 am: Blue Heron Work Day
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