Haag Johnson, front, and Rogan McCann, of the Heards Ferry Cub Scout Pack 1050, mulch the trails at Big Trees Forest Preserve in Sandy Springs on April 16. Their community service project was during Volunteer for a Better Sandy Springs Day.

The Underwood Hills neighborhood in Buckhead celebrated Easter on April 16 with an egg hunt and picnic in their park. Above, eager children, baskets and pails ready, await the start of the egg hunt. Right, Evie Harkey, 2, cracks open a prized find to see what treasure is inside.

Dara Wilson, at left, principal of Lake Forest Elementary in Sandy Springs, and husband Lewis, in truck bed, pitch in with others at a cleanup and planting on April 16. All efforts were part of Volunteer for a Better Sandy Springs Day.

Harper Busko, 5, was among the helpers at a cleanup April 9 at Buckhead’s Peachtree Heights East Neighborhood Park, aka the Duck Pond. “The park is private, but the public can use it for pictures and special events with a fee. Proceeds go to a park fund, which helps with upkeep and maintenance costs,” says Kathy Collura, president of the neighborhood association. The park was originally donated by Ms. E. Rivers.

Volunteers at Powers Island in Sandy Springs take part in Sweep the Hooch, an April 16 event organized by Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. At left, Dixie Thomas, left, and Kathy LeJeune pick up along a trail. At right, Rebekah and Andrew Morris and Derek Dunagan, right, work along the riverbank.

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