2018 News Archive

Posted on: February 6, 2018

Volunteers Needed to Plant Trees at Marietta Middle School

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February 6, 2018

CONTACT: Holly Walquist  

770.424.4664


WEATHER UPDATE:

We, Marietta Tree Keepers, are currently scheduled to plant trees tomorrow, Feb. 10th at 9am sign in then followed by planting. We realize that it might be raining but how much or how severe we are not certain at this time.

The following extreme conditions will cancel the planting:

1. Thunderstorms including lightning

2. Steady downpour of rain

3. A light drizzle or light rain will NOT cancel the planting

Please dress appropriately for wet conditions. We will meet at the Marietta Middle parking lot off Maple and Winn St. by the gym. Address is 121 Winn Street, Marietta, GA. 30064. Our exact planting locations will be varied so we will meet there and then be assigned to the locations around the Square and at 2 other places.

Please check in with our message machine at 770-424-4664 before you leave your home in the morning to see if anything has changed from the above. The message will be changed at 8am tomorrow morning with an update.

If the planting does get cancelled our rain date is next Saturday, Feb. 17th at 9am signings, planting at 9:30am same location as above.


What:              February Tree Planting Event

When:            Saturday, February 10, 2018 

                       9:00am Sign-in and refreshments

                       9:30am – 11:30am Volunteers Planting

Where:           Marietta Middle School

                       121 Winn Street NW (planting and parking off Polk St. near the gym)

                       Marietta, Georgia 30064

For Whom:    Open to the Public, all ages

Cost:              Free

Briefly:            Marietta Tree Keepers invites volunteers of all ages to help plant trees at the Marietta Middle School on Saturday, February 10 at 9:00am.  Tools and refreshments provided. Dress for outdoor weather.

Background

           Give back to your community and get some good exercise by planting trees at the Marietta Middle School on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 9:00am. The address is: 121 Winn Street NW (planting and parking off Polk St. near the gym).

The Marietta Middle School link is https://www.marietta-city.org/Page/846

Please join us as we plant trees to reforest our community. Grab a friend or a family member and donate your Saturday morning to help Marietta Tree Keepers put more trees in the ground. Dress for the weather. Tools and gloves included. Donuts, hot chocolate and hot coffee provided. In case of any changes or bad weather please call 770-424-4664 for updates.  Large groups please contact us with your number of volunteers that will be in attendance.

Members of the Marietta Tree Keepers have been promoting the value of trees to the community since it was founded in 2002.  MTK has over 100 members and has planted over 5,500 trees around the city.  The 501(C)3 non-profit organization works closely with the City of Marietta to plant trees along public right-of-ways, parks and schools. Those wishing to become a member or make a donation can learn more by visiting MTK’s website at www.mariettaga.gov/committees/treekeepers.  For more information, please call 770.424.4664.

 

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