March 20, 2019
  • Public Meeting - Howell's Mill on Henderson Rd.

    March 20, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    South Cobb Community Center, 620 Lions Club Dr, Mableton, GA 30126, USA

    Cobb County P.A.R.K.S. is holding a public comment meeting on the 28 acre Henderson Rd./Howell's Mill historic passive park property at the South Cobb Community Center. Here's a link to the announcement:https://www.cobbcounty.org/parks/events/public-input-meetings-2008-bond-property-master-plans-4

    Here's the history of Cobb County's assemblage of this historic woodland park:

    In 2004 Cobb purchased the first 7 acres using the Gov. Barnes green space funding, which included a Civil War Union trench line, fort, and land bordering Howell Mill dam.

    The 2006 park bond funding rescued 16 acres of the Henderson Road acreage from the clutches of a massive townhome development. A developer had already razed the modest homes pictured in the photo collection below and started land disturbing activity before selling the land to Cobb County as a historic woodland preserve.

    The 2008 park bond, which was finally executed in 2018, funded the acquisition of
    an additional 5 acres along Veterans Memorial Hwy. including a brick ranch house and some out buildings.

    The Civil War battlefield is on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Below is a River Line Historic Area photograph collection of the Henderson Rd. property
    prior to development activity around 2005
    https://www.facebook.com/RiverLineHistoricArea/photos/a.359711660798800/359746570795309/?type=3&theater

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March 23, 2019
  • First St. John's Cemetery Caretaking in Vinings-RSVP required

    March 23, 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Woodland Preserve 4641-4617 Woodland Brook Dr SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

    The Vinings Community River Line Cemetery Crew Leader, Knox Massey, invites all interested (over the age of 15) to assist with vegetation maintenance at the First St. Johns Cemetery within the new Pulte Homes Woodland Preserve Neighborhood in Vinings.

    Volunteers are needed to cut weeds, privet, small trees, and remove English ivy. Appropriate attire includes gloves, long pants, sturdy shoes, socks and hat. Bring your water bottle.

    Please RSVP to RiverLineGA@gmail.com, so we can plan and coordinate the work. Along with your RSVP, please indicate whether you can provide your own hand pruners and any other tools you would like to use or share. Useful tools are gas powered weed eaters, bow saws, lopping shears, and chain saws. Be sure to label tools with your name.

    More information:
    About Cemeteries adopted by The River Line Historic Area
    http://riverline.org/cemeteries/
    which operates under the Cobb County Adopt-A-Cemetery Program. https://www.cobbcounty.org/community-development/planning/historic-preservation/cemetery-preservation-commission


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March 28, 2019
  • Water Sampling - Nickajack Creek - RSVP required

    March 28, 2019  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Nickajack Park

    This activity requires an RSVP because the date and time are subject to change.
    Send an email of interest to: riverlinega@gmail.com

    Learn how monthly water samples are collected from Nickajack Creek for the Neighborhood Water Watch program administered by the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.
    See http://www.riverline.org/Pages/Waterways.aspx

    Optional: Ride along to the Riverkeeper's office in Atlanta to observe water sample procedures and experience the ambiance of the historic Puritan Mill office complex that houses The Riverkeeper.
    http://puritanmill.com/home-page/

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April 6, 2019
  • National Park Day at Shoupade Park

    April 6, 2019  9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Shoupade Park, 4757-4779 Oakdale Rd, Smyrna, GA 30080, USA

    This event has an April 3 registration deadline.
    Click the link to learn about Shoupade Park event details and how to register.https://www.battlefields.org/events/park-day

    Join us to maintain parks nationwide!
    AMERICAN BATTLEFIELD TRUST EVENT partners with
    THE RIVER LINE HISTORIC AREA on
    April 6, 2019
    This annual event brings history enthusiasts together in an effort to help keep our nation’s heritage not only preserved, but pristine.

    Since 1996, the American Battlefield Trust has sponsored Park Day, an annual hands-on preservation event to help Civil War — and now Revolutionary War & War of 1812 — battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small. Activities are chosen by each participating site to meet their own particular needs and can range from raking leaves and hauling trash to painting signs and buildings trails.

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April 13, 2019
  • First St. John's Cemetery Caretaking in Vinings-RSVP required

    April 13, 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Woodland Preserve 4641-4617 Woodland Brook Dr SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

    The Vinings Community River Line Cemetery Crew Leader, Knox Massey, invites all interested (over the age of 15) to assist with vegetation maintenance at the First St. Johns Cemetery within the new Pulte Homes Woodland Preserve Neighborhood in Vinings.

    Volunteers are needed to cut weeds, privet, small trees, and remove English ivy. Appropriate attire includes gloves, long pants, sturdy shoes, socks and hat. Bring your water bottle.

    Please RSVP to RiverLineGA@gmail.com, so we can plan and coordinate the work. Along with your RSVP, please indicate whether you can provide your own hand pruners and any other tools you would like to use or share. Useful tools are gas powered weed eaters, bow saws, lopping shears, and chain saws. Be sure to label tools with your name.

    More information:
    About Cemeteries adopted by The River Line Historic Area
    http://riverline.org/cemeteries/
    which operates under the Cobb County Adopt-A-Cemetery Program. https://www.cobbcounty.org/community-development/planning/historic-preservation/cemetery-preservation-commission


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