To get the Barber St. site ready for an Earth Day Celebration on April 22, the previous Saturday a small crew of volunteers removed new plant growth and repositioned some downed tree limbs and stumps to create a small–and temporary–outdoor "theater" to host the poetry reading part of the program.
The armory of tools for the day's work. Most of these were borrowed from the Keep Athens-Beautiful program.
Refreshments for volunteers as provided by Bruce and Jane Travis (again).
Larry Slutzky battling new privet shoots.
Todd Hutchison cleaning up in the poetry reading "theater."
Rachel Watkins at work on removing some of the "trip wire" vines on a path.
The poetry reading theater space before the volunteers got to work.
Earth Day prep volunteers included: Charles Apostolik, Eppie Boze, Todd Hutchison, Dan Lorentz, Larry Slutzky, Bruce Travis, Jane Travis, Rachel Watkins and Kevan Williams. Special thanks to: Stacee Farrell and Susan Reese from the Keep Athens-Clarke Co. Beautiful program, and Roger Cauthen and the ACC Landscape Division for timely mowing. We were also delighted to be visited by project volunteers Marci White and Harper while on their way to other obligations.