GNPS in the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum
Our final site clean-up workday for this season will be Friday morning, June 26, at 8am. We’ll stop between 10 and 11, depending on how much we get done and how hot it is. Many thanks to all the hearty volunteers who have come out for the previous workdays. We have been very successful at getting rid of invasive plants and general clean up to prepare the site for planting this coming fall.
The planting plan is complete, and GNPS member Hilary Wilson is working on locating the plants for the phase 1 area. Watch for a notice of what’s needed, and you can help supply the plants from your home garden and nursery, or from rescues.
Here’s everything you need to know for the June 26 workday:
What – Bring your own water, sunscreen, hat, bug spray, snacks, as needed. Bring your gloves and hand tools – pruner, lopper, saw, hand hoe. We’ll have a few larger tools like a shovels, maddocks and a pole saw.
Where – the exact site does not have an address. The closest intersection is one block north of of N. Highland and Elizabeth Street at Bernina Avenue and Elizabeth Street, in Inman Park. From this intersection (where Elizabeth Street dead-ends) enter the BeltLine park on the paved walkway, then turn right and walk up the hill to the Beech Circle, a circle of granite stones right next to the trail. That’s where we will meet.
Parking – There are several options:
Street parking is difficult but available on nearby streets – especially early in the morning. Be sure to read all the signs about parking limitations.
Some people park at the Carter Center and walk down the trail to the site.
There are a few parking decks along N. Highland – cost will be about $6.
Free parking is available at the BeltLine Skate park – a short walk along the trail under the Freedom Parkway Bridge will get you to our site. You can find BeltLine maps on their website.
We do not have a rain date, so watch the weather and your email if it’s questionable that morning. So far we’ve had very good luck with the weather, and the site remains shady in the morning.
We hope you can join us. Please reply to email@example.com if you plan to attend.
Thanks – Ruby Bock, project coordinator – 404.273.1464