Thursday, March 06, 2014

MGG hosts events March 6, 8, 15.

Milton Grows Green has a busy March. In addition to the Bulky Trash Amnesty Day March 22 (see below), volunteers are also hosting:

Evergreen Schools March 6

Please note date has been changed from Tuesday, March 4 to Thursday, March 6.

Evergreen Schools will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chattahoochee Environmental Education Center, 3802 Barnwell Road in Johns Creek (click here for directions).

Jerry Hightower, a National Parks Service ranger, will lead the group on how to use journaling as a K-12 teaching method in the outdoors. Lunch will be provided by Harry's Farmers Market. This meeting is open to all schools or volunteers in Milton, Roswell, Alpharetta and Johns Creek.

For more information please RSVP on the Meetup group or contact Cindy Eade at

To download the February 2014 Evergreen newsletter, click here.

Adopt a Stream March 8

Join Milton Grows Green (MGG) for our free Adopt-A-Stream program training Saturday, March 8. The program will be held at Milton's Fire Station No. 43, 750 Hickory Flat Road (click here for directions) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Adopt-a-Stream is a statewide project of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division that aims to educate residents about water quality issues and provide training in the evaluation and protection of local waterways.

"The training and monitoring of an adopted streams is really very easy, and the city and county provide everything you need," said Jennifer Griffiths, Adopt-A-Stream coordinator for MGG. "Adopting a stream and monitoring its well being is a great way to help protect our natural resources."

On completion, participants can start reporting water quality data for the Adopt-A-Stream program.

To register or for more information, please e-mail or contact Cindy Eade, environmental sustainability coordinator for the City of Milton, at 678-242-2509.

Shredding event March 15

Time to clean out that home office, because Boy Scout Troop 3000 of Birmingham United Methodist Church will hold a Community Recycling and Shredding Day Saturday, March 15.

This event, a partnership with Milton Grows Green, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Troop's meeting place in front of the church, 15570 Birmingham Highway (click here for directions).

Materials accepted AT NO CHARGE:

Computers Keyboards Monitors (non-CRT only or there will be a charge) Appliances* Outdoor grills Lawn mowers* Scrap metal Cell phones * Fluids must be drained

Materials accepted WITH A CHARGE:

$15 for televisions $10 for CRT monitors $5 per box for shredding (secure shredding done at event) Cash and Checks accepted. Proceeds benefit Milton BSA Troop 3000.

Materials NOT ACCEPTED: Paint Hazardous materials Yard waste Non-electronic or metal items For more information on this event, please contact Milton Sustainability Coordinator Cindy Eade at 678-242-2509 or

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