We want to give a huge thanks to all of the folks who came out today and volunteered their time at our 420 Festival Work Day at Candler Park. The weather Gods were certainly in our favor on this one.
Each year, we donate a portion of festival proceeds to continue beautification and improvement efforts at Candler Park – the festival’s stomping grounds. This year, we were able to partner up with Park Pride and Lowe’s Home Improvement to get down and dirty refreshing, restoring and re-mulching the Candler Park walking trail. A couple dozen volunteers worked hard to remove trash and excess brush from the area, and then bring in fresh mulch to revitalize the path.
This project is near and dear to us dating back to its installation a few years ago. We decided to clear out a run-down area within the park (containing trash, debris and overrun brush) to install a trail providing more usable space for park neighbors and visitors to enjoy. In an effort to upkeep the path, we funded a green collaboration project in 2012 featuring roughly 100 sheep from the “Have Ewe Heard” environmentally-friendly camp to eat and eliminate invasive plants along the trail such as poison ivy, kudzu, and privet. In addition to this project, we’ll also be cleaning and refreshing the Candler Park pool house in the upcoming weeks.
We had a great time today and it’s always a good feeling to see folks enjoying the finished product. No way we could have done it without the fine people who showed up to volunteer. Big thanks to Mellow Mushroom for donating the pies to help fuel our folks along the way. Check out this album of photos here, or click the photos in this post to see more of the new trail, and our hard workers who made it possible.