Marietta Tree Keepers needs volunteers for work day at Hill Park

A drawing of a family planting trees

Do you want to get outdoor exercise, help beautify Marietta, and make practical steps toward healing the environment?

The Marietta Tree Keepers needs volunteers to help maintain Hill Park on Saturday, April 20 at 8:30 a.m.

Hill Park is a pocket park on the corner of Lemon Street and Waddell St. behind the Bank of America on Cherokee Street, very close to Marietta Square.

The appeal for volunteers on the City of Marietta’s website gives the following information about the event:

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Hill Park is a pretty little pocket park that was transformed from a once vacant lot just a few blocks off the northeast corner of Historic Marietta Square.  The park was dedicated to the memory of Willie Hill, deacon of Zion Baptist Church. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Rho Zeta Omega Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Omicron Mu Lambda Chapter and Youth to Men will also be volunteering alongside of Marietta Tree Keepers for this event.  All volunteers are welcome.

Volunteers are asked to arrive at 8:30 a.m. to enjoy donuts and beverages before digging in to work.  All ages are welcome to the family-friendly event.  Dress appropriately for the weather.  Tools will be provided although volunteers are welcome to bring their favorite outdoor gloves and tools if they like. Large groups please contact us with your number of volunteers that will be in attendance.

About the Marietta Tree Keepers

The Marietta Tree Keepers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization.  It plants, preserves and protects trees in and around the City of Marietta.

The mission of the Marietta Tree Keepers is described on its website as follows

“Our main strategy is to educate the public about trees; their selection, planting, watering and maintenance. 

“We help them to understand the importance of our abundant great trees, which we are fortunate to have in this 180 year old community. 

“Where once these trees were cleared for farming, now they are once again threatened by development and road construction.  

“We emphasize the many benefits that trees have for our community such as: reducing air and noise pollution, cooling the air, conserving energy and helping to manage our precious water resources, reducing soil erosion, enhancing wildlife habitat and greenspace, not to mention raising property values.”

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