Are you interested in volunteering to help the environment and get some exercise outdoors?
The City of Marietta announced that volunteers are needed for the Marietta Tree Keepers’ tree planting event on February 12, at 9:30 a.m. at The City Club Golf Course, 510 Powder Springs Street Marietta, Georgia 30064.
The announcement on the site describes the directions, how you can participate, and what will happen.
For cart transportation to the golf course, meet at the back clubhouse. The phone number for the location is 770-528 GOLF (4653). Directions: From I-75, take exit 263 (120 South Loop), travel west 3.5 mi to Powder Springs Street (360), and turn left. After 1/4 mile, you will see the entrance of Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Conference Center. The City Club Marietta Clubhouse is located to the left.
Please join us in planting trees to reforest the community. Grab a friend, or a family member, and volunteer your Saturday morning to Marietta Tree Keepers. Dress for the weather. It is likely to be cold. Tools and gloves are provided. Hot chocolate, donuts, and hot coffee are provided. For bad weather, please call 770-424-44664Call +1-770-424-46664Google Voice for weather updates and rain dates For large groups, please contact us with the number of volunteers you will need.
Benefits of planting trees
Not only will it create more natural beauty, but increasing the number and quality of trees can also have a positive impact on the environment. Climate change is caused in large part by deforestation.
The following quote is from a climate scientist. It makes the point that deforestation can be reversed and that creating a greener community can help protect the environment.
Science and data speak for their own sake. There is no shortage of data showing that climate change has affected our natural environment, weather patterns and economy. It is time for us to act. We must make greener, more sustainable and more environmentally-friendly choices. We need to reduce deforestation, create more green space, trap solar energy, wind and waves, and make electric vehicles. This will help us slow down climate change and leave a better world for future generations.
- Chandana Mitra, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences Auburn University
About the Marietta Tree Keepers
The Marietta Tree Keepers describes themselves as follows on their web page at the City of Marietta website.
Marietta Tree Keepers, a 501(c),(3)non-profit volunteer organization, is dedicated to planting, conserving and protecting trees in and around Marietta, Georgia. Marietta is a city rich and diverse in history, but it is also experiencing tremendous growth.
Our main goal is to educate people about trees and how to plant them, as well as how to water them. We help them to appreciate the great trees that we have in our 180-year-old community. These trees were once used for agriculture, but are now being destroyed by road construction and development. We stress the many benefits trees have for our community. They reduce air and noise pollution and cool the air. They also help to conserve energy and manage our precious water resources. Trees can also improve property values by reducing soil erosion, wildlife habitat, and greenspace.
The city is however in a neck and neck race with Smyrna, which is rapidly growing, whose population was 56 666 at the last estimate.
Here are some quick facts from Census Bureau
Marietta city, Georgia
2019 Population Estimates 60,867
Median Household Income $57,452
Persons in poverty, percent 14.0%
Educational Attainment – Percentage of high school graduates or higher 87.7%
Persons without insurance for health, percent 18.1%
Median Housing Value $ 278,600
Total Housing Units 26,878
Number of Firms 10,501
Male Median Income $ 36,894
Female Median Income $ 29239
84.9 % Percentage of households that have a broadband Internet connection