The city of Roswell and Keep Roswell Beautiful will once again roll up their sleeves to preserve the city's beauty - and you're invited. Make plans to join the annual Big Creek Wetlands workday, Saturday, March 2.
Volunteers will spend the morning outdoors helping with invasive plant removal, storm drain marking, plantings and wetlands restoration at the park, says a city press release. Volunteers who register before Feb. 22 are invited to stay for a lunch cookout sponsored by Oasis Consulting. Starbucks Coffee has also generously donated snacks and beverages for this event.
Charles Seabrook, long-time environmental writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will be the guest speaker at this year’s event, according to the release. Seabrook has won awards from the National Wildlife Federation, the Southern Environmental Law Center, and various press organizations. In 2001, the state of Georgia gave him the R. L. "Rock" Howard Award, its highest conservation award.
Volunteers must register online and fill out a waiver prior to the event. Volunteers will meet in the gravel parking lot off Old Alabama Road (look for directional signage). All ages are welcome.
The workday will take place March 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The rain date for this event is March 16. For more information, call 770-641-3742.