Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Community Work Day #2, Brook Run Dog Park - Sun Oct 18. All are invited to assist.

Members of Boy Scout troop 477, who have helped maintain the Brook Run dog park in the past, are again stepping up to assist Just a Walk in the Park, Inc. the non-profit organization entrusted to maintain and operate the dog park. Trevor Alexander will manage this project in his efforts to achieve Eagle Scout status. A major work event to prevent land erosion in the park is set with volunteers needed to supplement the Scouts and help with the work.

On Sunday, October 18 they expect to work from 9:00 until 3:00 so that the park can be re-opened by 4:00. The dog park will be closed to all dogs and non-volunteers while work is being done. In order to help the Scouts, residents can provide not only physical labor for the day but also necessary tools and supplies, such as:

* Chain saws (gas/oil provided by owners), chaps, goggles, and ear protection
* Wheel barrows, garden carts
* Rakes, hoes, shovels, pitch forks
* Garden tractor with cart and gas
* Log chains
* Work gloves
* Monkey grass (liriope)
* Bottled water and snacks for the workers

If you're willing to pitch in physically, here are the general crews we're trying to gather:

* Chain-saw crew
To cut logs into moveable chunks (Chain-saw users must have goggles, chaps, and other required safety gear; this is an Eagle Scout project, so there are specific rules)

* Trench-digging crew
To prep the land for berms

* Log-moving crew
To install berms

* Gardening crew
To clear and prepare land for the monkey grass nursery AND plant monkey grass at the newly-installed berms

* Nurturing crew
To provide and prepare snacks and beverages for workers

Any assistance from the community will be appreciated.
Brook Run Dog Park
4770 N. Peachtree Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338

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