Camden Atlanta Partners with Trees Atlanta

Green thumbs, Tree Huggers, Earth kids, no matter which name you choose Camden Atlanta lived up to it this past weekend by partnering with local non-profit organization and sustainability guardian, Trees Atlanta. Camden Atlanta joined forces with the organization to plant 350 1 gallon containers of wildflowers and native grasses in the very quaint neighborhood of Ormewood located just minutes from Camden’s downtown Atlanta community, Camden Vantage. After a brief team rally at Camden Vantage I led a caravan over to the planting site to begin the day.

R to L Marina Blixt-Regional Mamager, Kevin Shinholster- Community Supervisor Camden Phipps, Gina Grogan-Assistant Manager Camden Phipps, Zach-friend of Camden , Mary Ella Smith-Commnity Manager Camden St. Clair, Price Oliver-Maintenance Technician Camden Creekstone, April-friend of Camden

R to L Marina Blixt-Regional Manager, Kevin Shinholster- Community Supervisor Camden Phipps, Gina Grogan-Assistant Manager Camden Phipps, Zach-friend of Camden , Mary Ella Smith- Community Manager Camden St. Clair, Price Oliver-Maintenance Technician Camden Creekstone, April-friend of Camden

Upon arrival we were met by Brian Williams, Trees Atlanta Forrest Restoration Coordinator who gave us the skinny on making our efforts count. We broke into teams, gathered our shovels and work gloves and set out to get the big job done. 

Brian giving instruction for the day.

Brian giving instruction for the day.

 While some of our Camdenites squealed and squirmed at the site of a little old earth-worm (I won’t name, names but you can click here to find out who)  our other  Camdenites, such as our fearless leader , Marina Blixt and Camden St. Clair Community Manager Mary Ella Smith, were moving so fast we ended up extending the planting parameters for the day thanks to their green thumb expertise. 

Gina Grogan-Camden Phipps Assistant Manager gearing up for some grass planting!

Gina Grogan-Camden Phipps Assistant Manager gearing up for some grass planting!

Marina Blixt- Regional Manager and Mary Ella Smith, finishing up the front row at the Trees Atlanta planting site.

Marina Blixt- Regional Manager and Mary Ella Smith-Community Manager Camden St. Clair, finishing up the front row at the Trees Atlanta planting site.

It wouldn’t be Camden if we didn’t bring water and snacks for the group and even make new friends.

Tiffany and new Camden freind Shayna Polk.

Tiffany and new Camden friend Shayna Polk.

After all of our hard work, we felt so proud to be a part of such a great project, we celebrated with a #selfie! 

Camden Atlanta celebrates the planting of 300 native grasses and wildflowers with a #selfie!

Camden Atlanta celebrating the planting of 300 native grasses and wildflowers with a #selfie!

I am so proud to be a part of our Atlanta team. Great job team Atlanta, helping connect the environmental dots this weekend.

Camden Atlanta connecting the environmental dots with Trees Atlanta.

Camden Atlanta connecting the environmental dots with Trees Atlanta.

Great job Camden Atlanta!

Great job Camden Atlanta!

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