September 26, 2019
  • Water Sampling - Nickajack Creek - RSVP required

    September 26, 2019  8:00 am - 10:00 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.
    More info here: http://riverline.org/waterways-2/

    Optional: 
    Ride along to the Riverkeeper's Atlanta office to observe water sample procedures and the water testing laboratory.  Experience the ambiance of the historic Puritan Mill office complex, a site listed on the National Register of Historic Places, that houses The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper's office at 916 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

    https://www.puritan-mill.com/

    Wayne & Chuck - 2 locations

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September 28, 2019
  • Shoupade Park- Chain Saw Charlie

    September 28, 2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Shoupade Park, 4757-4779 Oakdale Rd, Smyrna, GA 30080, USA

    ​Join the Friends of historic Shoupade Park on Oakdale Road
    Saturday, Sept 28 from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

    to help Chain Saw Charlie rescue trees from 
    invasive wisteria vines.
    Volunteers will cut and remove wisteria vines to
    promote the health of the tree grove
    separating the Park Avenue townhomes from Shoupade​ ​Fort​ #2.

    This is a Cobb County owned Park.​
    Volunteers should register at RiverLineGa@gmail.com to receive​ ​more detailed information.
    and will be required to sign a liability and photo waiver.
    Find out more information about Shoupade Park and a map of its location here:
    http://riverline.org/parks/

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  • First St. John's Cemetery Caretaking in Vinings-RSVP required

    September 28, 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 Baptist Church Cemetery within the new Pulte Homes Woodland Preserve Neighborhood in Vinings.  


    The African-American First St. Johns Baptist Church and Cemetery had been abandoned for several years until The River Line Historic Area adopted the cemetery on October 11, 2011.  Shortly afterward, John Wieland Homes bought the church and cemetery property demolishing the vandalized church on December 1, 2011.  The RLHA continues the cemetery upkeep to this day!

    Volunteers are largely needed to cut and manage invasive vegetation, and trash removal.  Appropriate attire includes gloves, long pants, sturdy shoes, socks and hat. Bring your water bottle. 

    Professional and amateur historians and archaeologists are needed to research, document, and help the community learn about First St. John's Baptist Church, Cemetery, and its surrounding Settlement Rd. community which has been replaced by the new Woodland Preserve Neighborhood.

    Please RSVP to RiverLineGA@gmail.com, so we can plan and coordinate the work. If you have them, please bring your own hand pruners labeled with your name.

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


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October 5, 2019
  • Collins-Loyd Cemetery Caretaking-RSVP required

    October 5, 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    3151 Elizabeth Ln SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

    The historic Loyd-Collins Cemetery located on Elizabeth Lane off South Atlanta Road in Vinings was adopted by The River Line Historic Area under
    Cobb County's Adopt-A-Cemetery Program on July 3, 2017.

    A limited number of adults are needed to cut invasive vegetation in this pioneer family cemetery. If you are available to help, please notify RiverLineGA@gmail.com and we will respond with additional information. Appropriate attire includes gloves, long pants, sturdy shoes, socks and hat. Bring your water bottle and if you have them, hand pruners.

    James Loyd and James Collins are brother-in-laws and the family patriarchs buried in this cemetery. Mr. Loyd was known as a prominent pioneer citizen and business man in early Atlanta, when the city was called Marthasville. He partnered with Mr. Collins on opening a general store in Atlanta and later built the Washington Hall Hotel in 1846.
    Mr. Collins was known as one of Atlanta's first merchants. In the 1850 Federal Cobb County Census he owned 364 acres of land. Collins Street in Atlanta was named in his honor, which exists as Courtland Street today.

    More information:

    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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October 15, 2019
  • River Line Historic Area Work Session

    October 15, 2019  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Smyrna Fire Station 5, 750 Cooper Lake Rd SE, Smyrna, GA 30082, USA

    The monthly RLHA work sessions are an opportunity for those working on RLHA projects to communicate personally, collaborate, coordinate, and expedite those ongoing projects. The work sessions are open to any one interested in contributing time and talent to our projects or would like to propose a project which fits our mission.

    The fire station has a beautiful meeting room with windows, ample tables, comfortable chairs and convenient rest rooms.

    If you plan to attend, please send a RSVP to Roberta at RiverLineGA@gmail.com

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  • Friends of Shoupade Park Planning Meeting

    October 15, 2019  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Smyrna Fire Station #5 at 750 Cooper Lake Rd SE, Smyrna, GA 30082, USA

    This monthly meeting is designed for Shoupade Park volunteer planning and project leadership. The Friends of Shoupade Park maintain a "wish list" of project ideas for the park, which remain on the list until someone commits to the idea's implementation through leadership. The meeting is open to all who are interested in the welfare of Shoupade Park. You can add your ideas to the idea list, support/ lead projects, or just learn more about our initiatives for the Park.

    Shoupade Park is owned by Cobb County and maintained through an Adopt-A-Park program with The River Line Historic Area nonprofit. Learn more about Shoupade Park on the RLHA web site: http://riverline.org/parks/
    Send inquiries to the River Line Historic Area at RiverLineGA@gmail.com

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October 17, 2019
  • Water Sampling - Nickajack Creek - RSVP required

    October 17, 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.
    More info here: http://riverline.org/waterways-2/

    Optional: 
    Ride along to the Riverkeeper's Atlanta office to observe water sample procedures and the water testing laboratory.  Experience the ambiance of the historic Puritan Mill office complex, a site listed on the National Register of Historic Places, that houses The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper's office at 916 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
    https://www.puritan-mill.com/

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October 19, 2019
  • Hooper-McWilliams Cemetery Restoration-RSVP required

    October 19, 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    5411 S Cobb Dr SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

    The historic Hooper-McWilliams family cemetery was adopted by The River Line Historic Area on September 6, 2016. It is located next to the McDonough Georgia Power Plant near the Chattahoochee River on South Cobb Drive.

    We need a limited number of adult volunteers to maintain this cemetery by eradicating invasive vegetation. If you can help, send a RSVP note to riverlinega@gmail.com and more details will be sent in return. Appropriate attire includes gloves, long pants, sturdy shoes, socks and hat. Bring your water bottle and if you have them, small hand pruners.

    The pioneering Thomas Hooper family owned 531 acres along the Chattahoochee River in 1851.

    More information:
    http://riverline.org/cemeteries/
    http://riverline.org/history/

    Cobb County Adopt-A-Cemetery Program. https://www.cobbcounty.org/community-development/planning/historic-preservation/cemetery-preservation-commission

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