Partnership Blooms for Earth Day in Dublin, GA
Georgia Power Employees, Citizens of Georgia Power Members, Keep Dublin-Laurens Beautiful and Visit Dublin GA participate in Earth Day Project
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Dublin, GA
Earth Day came a bit early to Dublin GA today, and Stubbs Park is more colorful as the Dublin chapter of Citizen’s of Georgia Power, Keep Dublin-Laurens Beautiful, Friends of Stubbs Park, and Visit Dublin GA joined forces as part of Georgia Power’s annual Earth Day celebrations to plant azaleas at Dublin’s historic Stubbs Park.
As Earth Day nears, Georgia Power’s employees participate in community environmental service projects across the state, supporting their mission for energy efficiency and stewardship.
Area Manager Jay Studstill was pleased to see four homeschooled children and their mother volunteer at the event, teaching them how to dig the holes, find worms, and explaining the importance of worms. Education supervisor, Bill Glisson, encouraged the children, showing them how to spread mulch. There was even enough mulch to help beautify the butterfly garden at Stubbs.
Officially celebrated April 22nd, Earth Day is a worldwide celebration to bring awareness to conservation. With azaleas and mulch donated by Dublin’s chapter of Citizens of Georgia Power and soil donated by Dublin’s Home Depot, one corner of Dublin blooms brighter.
Built in 1909 through a bond election (an earlier version of SPLOST), Stubbs Park is located at the heart of the Dublin community and a vibrant part of the history of the city. Designed by famed horticulturist Prosper Julius Berckmans of Augusta, whose gardens later became the Augusta National Golf Club, the original design of Stubbs Park had a lake and many fountains.
“It’s amazing to see how partnership brings color, life, and joy back to Stubbs Park. Visit Dublin GA is happy to be a part, getting our hands dirty, and working with Georgia Power to keep the spirit of Earth Day alive and thriving, said Rebecca McWilliam, Visit Dublin GA. “We were thrilled to work with Patsy and Jay to restore the Stubbs Park sign and bring the azaleas back to Stubbs Park.”