Earth Day Adoption Event at Walker County Animal Shelter

Chickamauga, GA – “Reduce, Rehome, Relove.”  That’s the mantra this Earth Day at the Walker County Animal Shelter.

The Shelter staff will host a special Earth Day Adoption event on Saturday, April 20th.  Reduced adoption rates will be available for dogs ($45) and cats ($20) during the event and includes spay/neuter, rabies and core vaccination.  Those interested in adopting can save an additional $5 by donating recyclable items like newspaper, toilet paper and paper towel tubes and old t-shirts.

A number of activities will add to the excitement of adopting a pet.  Drop by the shelter to learn how to make homemade treats at the nature’s kitchen station, turn trash into treasure at the toy recycling station or discover all the ways you can help out by volunteering.

The Walker County Animal Shelter is located at 5488 North Marble Top Road in Chickamauga.  Earth Day Adoption event hours run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Earth Day Clean-up Activities Planned Throughout Walker County

People cleaning up the community

Rossville, GA – What will your “Act of Green” be this Earth Day? Walker County residents have several opportunities to help green-up and clean-up their communities Saturday, April 22.

Walker County and the City of Rossville will partner on an Earth Day Clean-up in the downtown corridor. Volunteers are needed to pick up trash, pressure wash and perform other beautification duties. Those interested in helping should meet at 8:00am at the Rossville Public Works building below City Hall, 400 McFarland Avenue. Mark Harris, Rossville’s Public Works Director, will be coordinating this project. Residents can also take advantage of free debris and brush pickup on Saturday.

The Rossville Redevelopment Workshop will focus its efforts around the Duck Pond in front of the historic John Ross House. Volunteers are needed from 8:00am to 11:00am at the Duck Pond to get the property ready for a newly funded park enhancement project. Future plans to revitalize Rossville will also be discussed during this activity. Bring gloves and wear comfortable clothing. A cookout will be provided for both volunteer groups at the John Ross House at 11:00am.

Earth Day Clean-up efforts will also take place in LaFayette. The city will offer free debris and brush pickup from 8:00am to 3:00pm Saturday to encourage residents to take pride in LaFayette. In addition, dumpsters will be placed at City Hall, Max Stoker Center, Lowell Greene Center, Joe Stock Memorial Park and the median in Pledger Parkway, provided by the City of LaFayette and Fontana. Recycling roll-off containers will be provided behind the Walker County Board of Education building on Farris Street, as well.

Volunteers interested in tackling additional clean-up projects in LaFayette should contact Jan Shattuck at City Hall at 706-639-1501. Several groups will be working in the West LaFayette area, meeting Saturday at 8:00am at Gospel Light Christian Fellowship, at the corner of Mill and Fortune Streets.

Chickamauga held a community clean-up day earlier this month at the Holland-Watson Veterans Memorial Park.