South River cleanup day at Panola Mountain State Park
9/20/2013, 6 a.m.
Volunteers can help clean up the South River and do grassland restoration work on Sept. 28 at Panola Mountain State Park near Stockbridge as part of National Public Lands Day.
The event is also part of Georgia State Parks’ “Your State Parks Day” service projects.
A Rivers Alive South River cleanup takes place from 8 a.m. to noon along the Panola Mountain South River Corridor. Volunteers should bring work gloves, eye protection, and good walking shoes.
Water will be provided. Parking is waived, and participants can plan to spend the day at the park afterward at no cost.
Call the nature center to register in advance.
From 9 a.m. to noon, Phil Delestrez of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will lead a native wildflower planting in the 150-plus acre grassland restoration area at Panola Mountain. All the wildflowers are Georgia stock from seed collected within 100 miles of the park.
Volunteers are needed to help with this unique project, and children are welcome.
Tools will be provided as well as a water source for the plantings. Bring gloves, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, and a visored hat.
All volunteers will receive a free T-shirt while supplies last and their names will be entered into a drawing for door prizes. Bottled water and sandwiches will be provided by Friends of Panola Mountain State Park.
Parking will be in the Alexander Lake Parking Area off Alexander Lake Road.
R.S.V.P. to the Panola Mountain Stat