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Help clean-up Chattahoochee River
Colonial Pipeline Co. will join forces with longtime partner Chattahoochee Riverkeeper to help clean up a stretch of the Chattahoochee River in the Atlanta area. Volunteers from the general public are also encouraged to attend. A team of approximately 80 Georgia-based company employees will join staff and volunteers from Chattahoochee Riverkeeper to patrol, on foot, riverbanks and the water’s edge. Participants will collect trash and other items polluting the environment and creating an eyesore and potential hazards for users of the waterway and trails. Items collected will be recycled wherever possible. Non-recyclable trash will be properly disposed and managed.
When: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 16
Where: The exact spot along the river is yet to be determined, based on river conditions and where trash is most likely to collect.
Contact: Tammy Bates at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-352-9828
Green Market seeks help
The Green Market is a program in partnership between the Piedmont Park Conservancy and the City of Atlanta Parks, Recreation and Bureau of Cultural Affairs and offers fresh, locally grown produce, farm fresh meats, artisan cheeses, snacks, live music, chef demos and kids programs in a weekly open-air farmer’s market.
Volunteers must be at least 13 years unless accompanied by an adult, able to communicate effectively with the public, lift up to 20 lbs., and work outdoors in various weather conditions. (Market is rain or shine).
Volunteer tasks include Green Market set up and break down, chef demonstration assistant, Green Market surveyor, market veggie valet.
Where: Piedmont Park
When: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday
Contact: Piedmont Park Coordinator of Volunteer Services, Michael Paul, at email@example.com or 404-875-7275 extension 247.
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