August 16th: on Olley Creek in Tramore Park, 2150 East-West Connector, Marietta
September 20th: on Allatoona Creek in Leone Hall Price Park, 4715 Stilesboro Road, Kennesaw
November 1st: on Rubes Creek in Sweat Mountain Park, 4346 Steinhauer Road, Marietta
Stewardship Mobs are a fun and easy way for community members to participate in service projects without making an ongoing commitment. Organized on Tuesday afternoons, these projects rotate across the county and allow those seeking volunteer service to give two hours of time helping with a special project while learning about watersheds and pollution prevention.
Service learning activities include: creek cleanups, invasive plant removal, and storm drain marking.
- Creek Cleanups - help remove litter for local waterways. We supply the gloves, bags, litter sticks, etc.
- Invasive Plan Removal - help eliminate exotic invasive species from the landscape. We provide tools and safety gear.
- Storm Drain Marking - help educate the community that only rain should go down storm drains. Maps, markers and education materials are provided.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
We will provide you with trash bags, grabbers (litter sticks), orange safety vests, blue latex gloves (sizes small, medium, and large), and data cards to record the debris we collect. We will have a limited number of pairs of rubber boots in various sizes. We will have safety and first aid supplies, coolers of ice water and lemonade, and t-shirts for participants.
For the creek cleanups, wear clothes that can get wet and closed-toes shoes like tennis shoes or water shoes. If you have your own pair of rubber boots or waders, you could bring them. You may also want to bring your own cotton gloves to wear over the blue gloves.
For privet pulls, wear jeans and a t-shirt or long-sleeve shirt to protect you from briars. Wear hiking boots or tennis shoes. You do not have to go into the creek. Bring cotton gardening gloves or leather gloves.
For storm drain marking projects, wear comfortable clothes depending on the weather. Wear walking shoes. You do not need gloves. You may want to bring a hat or visor, some sunglasses, and a small backpack.