Civil War | Park Day Volunteer Opportunity
Park Day @ Shoupade Park
Saturday, April 17, 2021 @ 8:30 AM
4770 Oakdale Rd
Smyrna, GA 30080
Shoupade Park, report at check-in table located in the back of the park easily accessible from Fort Drive, where free street parking is available.
On Park Day, volunteers will be planting native shade and understory trees for landscaping purposes. You may ask what are native trees? The federal register defines native trees as trees that are 'naturally occurring, either presently or historically, in any ecosystem of the United States.' Before the development of the nursery industry, native plants were the only choice for landscape plantings. Early settlers transplanted dogwood, redbud, oak-leaf hydrangea and other plants with appealing qualities from the woods into their landscapes. Harvesting native plants from the wild for landscape purposes is no longer acceptable and is illegal in some areas. Today, nurseries and garden centers offer a wide variety of native plants. Keep Cobb Beautiful, a nonprofit organization, will provide native trees to Shoupade Park for the Park Day project.
History or Educational Activities
A welcome orientation including a brief history of the Civil War Park.
Should I bring any tools or supplies?
Water bottle, Masks & Pruners
Is there a rain date?
No, the event will continue as planned.