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2022 Volunteer Impact

This GA Gives Day, we're recognizing the amazing impact Keep Smyrna Beautiful volunteers have had on Smyrna so far this year. They've tirelessly picked up litter, promoted recycling, educated the public, and more! All of their hard work means less trash polluting local waterways and harming wildlife, fewer materials going to landfills, and more materials being sustainably recycled. Thank...

Holiday Recycling Tips

Happy holidays, Smyrna! If you are spending time with your friends and family eating your favorite foods this holiday season, you may find yourself discarding a lot of trash. After eating that delicious turkey and stuffing, remember that the Smyrna Recycling Center can accept the majority of recyclable items used to make your favorite dishes! Holiday waste impact Most of us throw away...

Community Spotlight: Jean Manki & Adopt-a-Tree

Jean Manki, retired nurse and Wellstar Hospice volunteer, first got involved with the Smyrna Tree Board as a concerned citizen when development increased in her Forest Hills neighborhood. “I’m very much a tree hugger,” she says. “It was breaking my heart to see trees coming down left and right. I wanted to become more active and proactive in protecting the trees.” Eventua...

Community Spotlight: School Grants

Sarah's Path: A Labor of Love When Smyrna Elementary School parent Michael Streger was first consulted about a memorial garden at the school in 2016, he had no idea it was the beginning of a years-long labor of love. Over the past six years, Streger, along with other Smyrna Elementary School parents, students, staff, and the family of beloved speech pathologist Sarah Lowder, have b...

Community Spotlight: Eva Tackett

This past April, Carl (AKA Lindy) and Eva Tackett graciously hosted guests of the Smyrna Art & Garden Tour in their yard to experience firsthand the beauty and benefits of native plants. At the tour, Eva Tackett shared printed copies of her story, which has been adapted for this blog in hopes that it will prove a useful resource for others who want to make better choices to support o...

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