“Bridging to the Future” with Park Pride’s 10th Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference

Park Pride’s Parks and Greenspace Conference is back for its tenth year! Come learn about the future of parks with special bonuses like tours of Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Check into the REI with Facebook Places and earn $50 for Park Pride!

From now through December 31st, 2010, you can donate $50 to Park Pride – without paying a dime! Just enable Facebook Places on your phone and check in at your Atlanta-area REI!

The new Mason Mill Park redevelopment plan breaks ground

This past Saturday, Mason Mill Park officially broke ground on the renovation master plans for our new park, including a bridge to connect the current PATH trail to Mason Mill Park via a bridge over the CSX railroad tracks.

Share your love of Atlanta parks with your love SweetWater beer with Pints for Park Pride!

Join fellow greenspace-lovers and young professionals for Pints for Park Pride, a special event supporting Atlanta’s only nonprofit working with communities to improve parks all over Atlanta.

Support Virginia Highland’s newest park with their fruiting tree sale on March 13, 2010!

The Virginia Highland Civic Association is hosting the “Hard-to-Find Edible Plant Sale” with fruiting trees and bushes for your garden to benefit the New Highland Garden. Come on out on Saturday, Maarch 13th, 2010 or pre-order online. Selections include apple, fig, plum and persimmon trees; olive trees; blackberry, blueberry, and raspberry bushes; pineapple guave; muscadine vines; pomegranate / quince; strawberry plants; and much more.

Update on Atlanta and Decatur Greenspace from the DeKalb County Parks, Bond, and Greenspace Office

The DeKalb County Parks, Bond, and Greenspace office will host a forum to give the public the latest from the county greenspace program. This is DeKalb County’s initiative to purchase and convert land into parks and greenspace in Atlanta, Decatur, Lithonia, Stone Mountain, etc.

Morningside Parks Fall Fund Drive for Sidney Marcus Park in Atlanta!

The Sidney Marcus Park in the Morningside neighborhood of Atlanta is still raising money though their Engraved Brick Fundraiser! You can be a part of the environmentally-friendly playground going up in this local Atlanta park!

Vote for your favorite green Atlantan in the Cox Conserves Heroes-Atlanta contest!

Vote for our green Atlantans in the Cox Conserves Heroes program! Launched in 2008 by The Trust for Public Land and Cox Enterprises, Cox Conserves Heroes honors individuals who work to create, preserve and improve the shared outdoor spaces in our communities. By showcasing these unsung heroes, TPL and Cox hope to inspire more people to take an active role in neighborhood conservation.

Don’t miss these green Atlanta festivals: Fall Fest 3 with Trees Atlanta and Fall in the 4th with the Fourth Ward

Don’t miss two great local Atlanta festivals coming up in September: Fall in the 4th and the Fall Fest at Trees Atlanta thrown by the Druid Hills Environmental Club!

“Conservation: An Investment that Pays,” a new white paper from the Trust for Public Land

“Conservation: An Investment that Pays,” is a new report from the Trust for Public Land on the economic benefits of parks and conservation.

Increasing Atlanta’s and Decatur’s local parks with the DeKalb County Parks Bond and Greenspace Program

DeKalb County Parks Bond and Greenspace Program has worked since 2000 to implement big changes and acquire greenspace around the city. Learn how you can volunteer and maintain current parks, adopt a park, and more!

Nominate a green Atlantan you know for the Cox Conserves Heroes award from WSB-TV and The Trust For Public Land!

As a way to say thanks to Atlanta’s eco-friendly citizens, WSB-TV and the Trust for Public Land are teaming up to recognize green leaders in our community! After nominations and public voting, one winner will be awarded $5,000 to donate to the environmental nonprofit of his or her choice.

Volunteer for National Trails Day 2009 with REI and the American Hiking Society!

Volunteer for National Trails Day 2009 with REI and the American Hiking Society! Volunteers needed at Tribble Mill Park in Lawrenceville and at the Powers Island branch of the Chattahooche River National Recreation Area!

Save the bottle, drink the keg! Sweetwater 420’s Earth Day Festival comes to Candler Park this weekend

Save the bottle, drink the keg! Sweetwater 420’s Earth Day Festival comes to Candler Park this weekend

Support the Lullwater Garden Club plant sale and green two Atlanta gardens at once!

Lullwater Garden Club’s annual plant sale to support the Lullwater Conservation Garden is April 18th – 19th, 2009!

Sustainable Atlanta introduces first comprehensive plan for a greener Atlanta

Goals of the Sustainable Atlanta’s new environmental report for a greener Atlanta!

AMTRAK resigns its fight for the “Decatur Belt” and the Atlanta BeltLine continues on!

Update on the BeltLine versus AMTRAK debate as well as the Quarterly Briefing in February 2009.

“Dream in Green” Gala for the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance in Druid Hills!

Support the Olmstead Linear Park Alliance and the parks on Ponce de Leon with the 2009 Gala in Atlanta, Georgia! To sweeten the deal, there will also be art by Rod Pittam auctioned off!

Medlock Area Neighborhood Association meeting this coming Monday, February 23rd

As many of us know, Atlanta and Decatur are smattered with parks and greenspace and one of these areas is Medlock Park in Decatur. Every few months, the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association (MANA) has a community meeting for residents to promote an open dialogue on any neighborhood issues. Here are the details on the next … Continue reading

Trees Atlanta plantings along the BeltLine and in Morningside this weekend

Volunteer with Trees Atlanta this weekend in the West End for the BeltLine Arboretum or in Morningside in the heart of intown Atlanta!