From Valerie Boss: Friends of Ira B Melton Park will host a workday on Saturday, April 6 from 10am-noon. We'll be doing trail maintenance, pulling ivy, and cleaning up trash. Please supply your own water and work gloves, and wear shoes appropriate for muddy conditions. Wheelbarrows, shovels, and hand pruners are needed if you have them. All are welcome. The park entrance is on Desmond Drive, across from Park Lane.
From coordinator Valerie Boss: "Friends of Ira B Melton Park will host a workday on Sunday, March 17 from 9:30-noon. We'll be doing some much needed trail maintenance, as well as clearing invasive plants and trash. All are welcome to join. Please bring your own water and work gloves, and wear shoes suitable for muddy ground. Wheelbarrows, shovels, and clippers are always appreciated. The park entrance is on Desmond Drive, across from Park Lane.
From coordinator Valerie Boss: Workday at Ira B Melton Park on Saturday, December 8 from noon-3pm. We'll work on the loop trail, clear invasive plants and pick up trash. Please bring your own gloves and water. Shovels, clippers, loppers and wheelbarrows are always appreciated. Trash and recycling bags will be provided.
From local resident and Ira B. Melton Park Pride group leader Valerie Boss: The Ira B Melton Park Pride group will meet on Oct 1 from 7-9pm, at North Decatur Presbyterian Church on Medlock Rd just off N Decatur Rd. We¹ll be discussing the county¹s preliminary concept design for the park, as well as our own goals for the upcoming year. New members are welcome.
Thanks to Valerie, Marianne, Dave, Don, Catherine, and Tim from the neighborhood and Guy, Alex, and the others from the county for all their work. Here's a Flickr slideshow of the work day 9/8/12:
From Valerie Boss: Dave Butler met with reps from our Park Pride group to discuss the county’s design concepts for the park and bridge. In attendance were Catherine Larson, Tim Bryson, Don Sprinkle, Warner McConaughey, and Valerie Boss. Dave brought along the just-completed concept design drawing (the design contractor is AMEC) for Ira B Melton Park. Here’s what it depicts:
From Valerie Boss: Workday at Ira B Melton Park on Saturday, Sept 8 from 9am-2pm. Join the neighbors and a county work crew at Ira B Melton Park to improve the loop trail, clear invasive plants, and collect trash. Come for the full workday, or just an hour or two. Please bring your own water and gloves. Shovels, clippers, loppers, and wheelbarrows would also be appreciated. Trash and recycling bags will be provided.
From coordinators Marianne Skeen and Valerie Boss: "Once again Boy Scout Troop 534 has helped us to make some significant progress in Ira B. Melton Park. This is the third service trip in our park and the 11 scouts and 7 parents managed to clear a lot of privet from two areas in the park. Team work allowed them to dig out some big roots. They also picked up several bags of trash that surfaced as the privet was removed. A big thank you to Troop 534 from Briarcliff United Methodist Church. Check out the photos here."
From Melton Park volunteer coordinator Valerie Boss: Workday at Ira B Melton Park on Saturday, April 28 from 9:30am-1pm. Join your neighbors and the boys scouts as we pick up trash, spread mulch and remove invasive plants. Please bring your own work gloves and water. Tools, such as shovels, loppers, and wheelbarrows, are always appreciated. Plastic bags for trash and recycling will be supplied.
From local resident and Ira B Melton Park project coordinator Valerie Boss: Workday at Ira B Melton Park on Saturday, April 7 from 9:30-11:30 AM. Have a little time free on the holiday weekend? Want to burn off those chocolate bunnies and macaroons? Join your neighbors at the park as we pick up trash, maintain the trail, and remove invasive plants. Please bring work gloves, water, and shovels and/or loppers.