April Cause Area

The environment impacts all of our cause areas, not just the ones labeled “environmental.” In addition to cleaning up and beautifying parks, hosting recycling events, and encouraging the repurposing of man-made products, we also have an environmental sustainability policy that we put into action for all of our service projects.

A few of our nonprofit partners include: Atlanta BeltLine, Piedmont Park, Big Trees Forest Preserve, Blue Heron Nature Preserve, Chattahoochee Nature Center, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, and Friends of Lost Corner Preserve

  • BeltLine Beautification Project

    The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project and one of the largest urban redevelopment programs in the United States. The 22-mile loop of multi-use trails has around two million visitors a year. The Atlanta BeltLine relies on numerous partners and volunteers each year to develop new trails and maintain the existing green space.

    Pebble Tossers hosts monthly beautification efforts on the BeltLine and joint Piedmont Park each month with activities that include: painting kindness rocks, spreading mulch, flower plantings, removing invasive plants, picking up trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and taking note of any damage or vandalism. This project is perfect for any age, for families, and for groups. This is an open project for both members and non-members to participate in!

    To sign up and learn more, please click here.

  • Forest and Trail Maintenance at Big Trees Forest Preserve

    The Big Trees Forest Preserve is a beautiful, unique 30-acre Fulton County Tree, Plant and Wildlife Sanctuary. Pebble Tossers partners with the Big Trees Forest Preserve to provide volunteers on the second Saturday of each month to help preserve the forest with activities that include removing and rebuilding the split-rail fence, spreading mulch, planting and maintaining the trails, removing invasive plant species, and learning more about native plant and animal life found in the region.

    This project is perfect for any age, for families, and for groups. This is an open project for both members and non-members to participate in!

    To sign up and learn more, please click here.

  • Gardening at Lost Corner Preserve

    Friends of Lost Corner (FOLC) is a non-profit group created in conjunction with the City of Sandy Springs to help make the Lost Corner Preserve, a beautiful 24 acre preserve and usable recreation area for residents to enjoy. Located in the heart of Sandy Springs, Lost Corner Preserve has a unique history as a working farm, dating back to the settlement of the area in the mid-1800s and the Civil War.

    Pebble Tossers joins FOLC each 2nd Saturday of the month at the Lost Corner Preserve Community Gardens to engage in a variety of activities that include weeding the garden paths and beds, adding wood chips to the paths, and learning about urban gardening from experts.

    To sign up and learn more, please click here.

  • Blue Heron Nature Preserve Trail Maintenance

    The BHNP covers 30 acres of land with a wide range of meadows, woodlands, wetlands, and riparian. Home to native plant and animal species found in the central Georgia region, the BHNP offers visitors and volunteers alike an immersive experience in nature while being just a few miles away from the bustling city life.

    Volunteers will be engaging in tasks by age, with youth under 12 participating in trail maintenance and litter patrol, wile youth ages 12+ help with invasive plant removal. 

    To sign up and learn more, please click here.


    Live Thrive: CHaRM (Center for Hard to Recycle Materials)
    The Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) facility is a premier program of the nonprofit, Live Thrive. It is a permanent drop-off facility that aims to improve our environmental health by encouraging reuse and diverting thousands of pounds of household hazardous waste and other hard-to-recycle items from Metro Atlanta landfills and water systems. CHaRM also accepts sorted single-stream items for those who do not have access. All operations expenses for CHaRM are paid from grants, sponsorships, donations, and recycling fees.

    Hard-to-recycle materials are not typically accepted by curb-side recycling and include items such as styrofoam, chemicals (and their containers!), glass, hard plastics, batteries, and larger items such as mattresses, buckets of paint, and electronics.

    Live Thrive offers various educational programs, group tours, and volunteer opportunities for youth and families to learn more about reducing waste, sustainable living, and recycling 101.

    To learn more about Live Thrive and the CHaRM program, please click here.

    Scraplanta Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to promote environmental awareness, education, and artistic expression to the greater Atlanta community through the collection and reuse of materials for arts and crafts.

    By keeping art out of landfills and making it more accessible to the community through their art supply thrift store, pay-what-you-can workshops, and community art programs, Scraplanta hopes to foster an inclusive Atlanta that allows artists of all ages, backgrounds, and environments to express themselves through art, share it with the rest of the world, and keep these precious art resources out of landfills.

    To learn more about Scraplanta, please click here.

  • April Kindness Calendar

    Get into the habit of spreading everyday kindness by printing out our calendar and sharing it with your family to choose 1, 2, or all of the days to start a ripple of kindness.


    Download The Kindess Calendar Here


  • April Education Resources