Keep Carroll Beautiful, the City of Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department, and several amazing volunteers from the community spent Sept. 20 celebrating Keep America Beautiful’s National Planting Day.
Keep Carroll Beautiful led the National Planting Day event at Carrolton, Georgia’s Laura’s Park on Hays Mill Road bringing natural beauty and sustainable urban infrastructure by planting native trees and shrubs.
“We believe the community will greatly enjoy this cleaner, greener, and more beautiful addition to Laura’s Park,” said Lindsay Pfau, executive director of Keep Carroll Beautiful, a leading local nonprofit. “Green spaces restore our communities, helping to make them more environmentally healthy, socially connected, and economically sound.”
Keep America Beautiful’s National Planting Day, a fall initiative of the Great American Cleanup, is a national call to action designed to mobilize Americans to support local ecosystems by planting native species. With a national focus on the first Saturday after Labor Day, National Planting Day continues with community-based activities through October. National Planting Day mobilizes citizens and organizations across the country to implement projects to increase native plantings in their communities.