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Local environmental organizations

Atlanta Bicycle Coalition: A non–profit advocacy group dedicated to promoting the bicycle as a healthful and eco-friendly means of transportation, protecting the rights of cyclists and advocating for safer and more convenient cycling conditions in the metro Atlanta area. For more information, call (404) 881-1112 or visit the web site www.atlantabike.org.

Friends of Decatur Cemetery: In cooperation with the City, the group is exploring better utilization of the cemetery as a treasured greenspace within the urban setting. A renewed commitment to the history of Decatur as reflected in the lives of its citizens buried there will be announced soon. Restoration of the landscape through community work days and increased gardening opportunities will be offered. Click here for more information.

FROGS (Friends of Oakhurst Green Space): a grassroots environmental organization dedicated to the restoration of urban forests and the preservation and maintenance of neighborhood green spaces through the removal of invasive plants and the introduction and care of native plant species. FROGS volunteers meet about one Saturday a month to spend a few hours caring for the three green spaces in the Oakhurst neighborhood. For more information contact FROGS coordinator Danny Ingram, 404 378-3240 or dannyingram2002@yahoo.com.

Glenn Creek Nature Preserve: A two-acre parcel of sensitive watershed. Volunteers learn about native species of the Georgia Piedmont, forest and stream bank restoration, adopt-a-stream program, and greenspace management. The preserve is open to the public by appointment. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Neil Norton at nilo@mindspring.com or 404-378-7939.

The Wylde Center: teaches environmental awareness to diverse local students through hands-on gardening and outdoor education programs. The garden is open to the public and has a calendar of events and volunteer activities on the web site, www.wyldecenter.org. For more information, please contact Stephanie Van Parys, 678-642-4977 or stephanie@wyldecenter.org.

Last updated: 9/16/2013 1:30:37 PM