On Saturday, July 11th, the Kaufman Law team assisted TreesAtlanta in planting native grasses around the Atlanta Beltline. The grasses will not only improve the aesthetic of the Beltline, but will also help conserve the city of Atlanta's natural environment.
TreesAtlanta is a local nonprofit that was founded in 1985. The staff of TreesAtlanta consists of a wide variety of botanists, coordinators, and field managers who work together to improve downtown Atlanta's natural greenery. Their mission statement: To protect and improve Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating.
Although TreesAtlanta holds a wide variety of volunteer events throughout the week, the Kaufman Law team chose to participate in one of the Forest Restoration Projects. The event consisted of planting native grasses and wildflowers in the Atlanta Beltine Arboretum--a grove of greenery located on the Beltine's Eastside Trail. The Atlanta Beltine is a sustainable redevelopment project that provides a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown Atlanta. The Beltine also connects many neighborhoods directly to eachother, such as Virginia Highlands, Grant Park, and Cabbagetown.
The Kaufman Law team was proud to have participated in such a great volunteer event--it is humbling to know so many volunteers contribute their weekend hours towards bettering the environment of Atlanta and its surrounding areas. We also learned valuable lessons throughout the event, such as how to plant a garden and how to water greenery after it has been planted. Kaufman Law thanks TreesAtlanta for hosting the event and looks forward to contributing to the community in many different ways throughout 2015.
Check out TreesAtlanta's Atlanta Treebune for more information about volunteer opportunities around the Atlanta area!