A big thank you to all the volunteers who turned out to help us celebrate Earth Day by improving Brookhaven Park. In addition to BPC board members, we had 19 community volunteers that joined us, including 7 from Oglethorpe University, the largest turnout of any of the Earth Day Brookhaven park events! The Earth Day events were coordinated throughout Brookhaven’s Parks by PARC Brookhaven.
Stay Tuned….we still have mulch to spread and some more benches to paint so Brookhaven Park Conservancy will be hosting another volunteer day shortly to finish the job. We will send a newsletter to alert you to the date.
In the meantime, here are photos of some of our awesome bench painters who completed painting 11 of the 18 original Dekalb benches along with the picnic table in the trail area. The metal paint sprayer failed us, so we will be back to finish out the metal.
Thad Ellet organized the event for BPC and trained the volunteers on the steps to properly paint the benches.
We made great progress adding fresh mulch to the tree island in the field area. The mulch was placed at the bottom of the hill instead of the requested top of the hill, so special thanks to Kathy Veitch who brought over some tarps to help move the mulch uphill. This was a workout and we hope there were not too many sore muscles!
Check out the trash we collected from around the park!
Mike Elliot grilled hot dogs to feed our hungry volunteers in the Pavilion. All the activity attracted the observation of one of the frequent Brookhaven Park visitors. Thanks, Jon, for the fabulous photo!
See our Facebook page (Brookhaven Park Conservancy) for more photos of the fun and while you are there, LIKE US!