June 19, 2019
  • Friends of Shoupade Park Meeting

    June 19, 2019  4:00 pm - 5:00 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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June 20, 2019
  • Water Sampling - Nickajack Creek - RSVP required

    June 20, 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/

    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

    Chuck & Wayne sampling?

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June 22, 2019
  • Chattahoochee RiverLands Public Forum

    June 22, 2019  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    2489 Perry Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA

    The Chattahoochee River Greenway Study will establish a 100 mile greenway plan and vision for the Chattahoochee River beginning North from Buford Dam down South to the Chattahoochee Bend State Park. The River Line Historic Area occupies 6 miles along the Chattahoochee River located between those study points. The attached flyer provides more detail about the public forum, which is held at a location convenient to our Historic Area.
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June 29, 2019
  • First St. John's Cemetery Caretaking in Vinings-RSVP required

    June 29, 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
    The Cobb County Adopt-A-Cemetery Program. https://www.cobbcounty.org/community-development/planning/historic-preservation/cemetery-preservation-commission

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July 6, 2019
  • Shoupade Park Tree Rescue

    July 6, 2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Join the Friends of Shoupade Park to rescue the trees from suffocating invasive wisteria vines. Volunteers will cut wisteria and other vegetation to promote the health of the tree grove separating the townhomes from Shoupade #2.
    Please RSVP to register and receive more detailed information at RiverLineGa@gmail.com. This is a Cobb County Park. All volunteers are required to sign a liability and photo waiver.

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