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Tree planting event to continue storm recovery in Radium Springs

Grow Albany will hold its first ever Community Planting Day on Nov. 4 in Radium Springs. / Mary Green

Some parts of Southwest Georgia are still recovering from the January storms, but the goal of an upcoming event is to get them back to looking how they did before the disasters.

Grow Albany will hold its first ever Community Planting Day on Saturday, Nov. 4, beginning at 9 a.m.

They'll be gathering at the Radium Springs Overlook at 2501 Radium Springs Road and working in the Radium Springs area that day.

Judy Bowles of Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful said they'll be planting 146 trees total, all of which are native to Georgia.

Grow Albany is already looking for volunteers to sign up, and Bowles said even the smallest members of the community can help out.

"It's amazing when you have the little children come out and plant, and then in 10, 15 years, they want to ride back out here and say, 'Oh, I helped plant that tree!' And it just gives them a sense of pride," she said.

You can sign up by clicking here. It's suggested that any volunteers wear gloves and clothes they can get dirty, and they encourage anyone who owns a shovel to bring it along.

The day's planting, which is sponsored by SB&T, will kick off what Bowles anticipates will be more years to come of tree-planting events. She said they'll also have another one in the future at Tift Park, which will be sponsored by Phoebe.

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