Heads up, the four legged Friends of Candler Park will be finished with their invasive plant eating assignment tomorrow. They will be moving on Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning. Hopefully they will be back for a visit in the spring.
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Trees Atlanta has hired 100 new four-legged employees: hungry sheep!
The two legged Friends of Candler Park in the last few years have done the best we can do in the battle of pesky invasive plants such as Poisson Ivy, Kudz
u and Privet. It is now time to call in the pros. The furry Friends of Candler Park will have only one task this fall: eat and eliminate invasive plants around the nature path in the ravine (closest to the corner of Mclendon and Callan Cir.). Trees Atlanta’s education and outreach program surrounding the sheep initiative is called “Have Ewe Herd??” Trees Atlanta is often faced with extensive invasive plant removal in the green spaces where it works to preserve existing tree canopy and replant young trees (learn more about invasive plants). Typically, the non-profit citizens group uses multiple applications of herbicide to eliminate the pesky plants. Though the chemicals are applied by li...
ET has plenty of bars and he is phoning home. October 27th in front of the pool house. We will be showing the new HD Blue ray Steven Spielberg remastered version.
Movie night festivities start at 6:30 p.m. with the music of Mix Master Martin Steib and the feature presentation will go on around 8:00 p.m. (sunset) in front of the pool house. You will want to get there early for the best spot!
Once again, well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome. Bring your own coolers but be aware that GLASS containers or bottles are strictly forbidden in city parks. Bring a blanket or a jacket it could get chilly.
Thanks to Park Pride/Friends of Candler Park/ Epworth Methodist. Thanks to our sponsors BOND credit union, Front Page News, Corner Tavern, Tijuana Garage, Candler Park Market, The Albert, Corner Tavern and our Presenting sponsor the Candler Park Neighborhood Organization, without whom movie night would not be possible.
The people of Candler Park have spoken! The polls are closed and the winner of the September 8 viewer’s choice movie is Back To The Future! Some of you may be thinking, who has not seenthis movie? But have you seen Back to the Future’s digitally re-mastered HighDefinition twenty-fifth anniversary version on BluRay on a three story screenunder the stars in Candler Park’s natural amphitheater??? I don’t think so.
Candler Park Screen on the Green tonight! 7 Pm in front of the pool house. Tonights feature "How to train your daragon."
Join us in the fun and antics of a Hootenanny and stay for the Screen on the Green showing of The Captain Planet Film Festival. 4-8p.m. Native Plant sale with EcoAddendum. 20% of the plant sale will go towards the Candler Park Nature Trail. .
7 pm Seed and Feed Marching Band will perform.
4-8 pm Electronics Recycling/Raffle. Drop off your unwanted electronic junk, have it disposed of responsibly (and or recycled) and get a raffle ticket to win great prizes from restaurant coupons to rain barrels. Meet Captain Planet Himself. Have your picture taken with Eco Super Hero.
Here comes Peter Cotton Tail! It is time for Candler Park’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. We will be kicking off the hunt at 12:00 noon on Saturday April 23rd. We will have 3 categories in three different areas going essentially at the same time. We will have ages 0 to 3, 4 to 7 and 8 to 12. In previous years it seems demand may have exceeded supply. Not this year. As special project officer for the CPNO I promise if you get your kid to the Easter Egg Hunt on time and they make their best effort and do not find an Easter Egg, then you will be able to take the Easter Bunny home with you! (But you will have to feed it.) This year we will have two thousand eggs! Each category will have a Magic Rooster Egg. (An Easter Egg that looks like a rooster with special prizes inside!) And yes, the (non-threatening) Easter Bunny will be there. So bring your camera to take that special Easter photo with the kids. But just in case, we will have a professional photographer to take pictures. The hunt is brought to you by the CPNO and the friends of Candler Park. The CPNO has allocated $499 for the event. Thank you CPNO.
Volunteers—yep, we need them. We will be having an Easter egg stuffing party on the Friday before at Kate’s house @ 7:30. Please contact Kate to RSVP. Thank you, Kate. Then the Easter Bunny will need help hiding the eggs. To help, please rally at the pavilion #1 at 10:00 a.m. that Saturday.
After 5 work days the 420 Nature Path is now complete. It all started with 4 work days of pulling approx. 60 cubic yards of overgrowth, invasive plants and debrisso we could clearly see where to put the path. The debris included broken picnic tables, clothes, bedding, bottles, cans and every imaginable household item that was at one point fashioned into a crack pipe. The big work day was on March 18. Two hundred and forty landscape timbers were laid down to define the path. They were each secured with four hundred and eighty pieces of rebar and the path was covered with forty cubic yards of mulch. In addition, ten cubic yards of compost for the native plant garden was used at the head of the path.
This is like found in- town real-estate. One of the more practical reasons for the path is to cut down on activity that went unnoticed for many years. If we have more visibility and traffic, ne’er-do-wells will need to find another place to congregate. Please be advised that nature paths tend to be secluded. Please exercise caution when walking the path and it would still be a good idea to avoid it all together at night. Although, believe it or not there is a working street light down there. Who knew?
The path was made possible by proceeds generated from the 420 Festival arm band sales. There was money left over for EcoAddendum to plant a native plant bed at the head of the trail. It was really cool to see the park visitors start using the path before it was completed, as if it had been there for decades!
There is still work to be done. We would like to see all invasive plants removed and replaced by native plants to Georgia. This is going to take more work days and plant sales to make this happen. (See EcoAddendum’s article in this issue.)
All told, the project thus far has taken 4 workdays totaling 116 volunteers who have given 436 hours of service. Thanks to Kosher crew from Padea, Clifton Men, Westminster High school.GSU Beta Alpha Psi, EcoAddendum, Park Pride, Friends of Candler Park and most of all Sweetwater for supplying funds and volunteer hours.
It's time to start planning the 4th annual Candler Park Easter Egg Hunt. The working date is Saturday, April 23 at noon. Over the years the event has grown increasingly popular with our kid population. Due to demand we have decided to grow the event to 2000 eggs! Kate Sandhaus has graciously offered her home the night before the hunt at 7:30 for an egg stuffing party. Permits, fees and possible pool house bathrooms will be handled by the Friends of Candler Park. We are asking for up to $499.00 of funding from CPNO. We need a bunny suit ($75-$100) and the rest of the funds will be used for Easter Eggs and candy. The event is open to kids of all ages that love candy eggs and don’t mind hunting for them. For comments, questions, concerns or to volunteer to be a giant bunny, e-mail us at email@example.com.