Volunteer Day with Trees Atlanta
Though the water practices may have been put on hold until February, early Saturday morning practices certainly were not. The team was not to be meeting in the WoodPec, however – they were in for a more unorthodox type of “practice”. After a brisk 15 minute drive to Cabbagetown, GA, the team met up with Trees Atlanta to plant shrubs in the neighboring streets. What was once conceived by some to be an “off-day” turned out to be worse: teammates vigorously dug into the rocky and earthy soil to create room for the new trees while others worked with their hands massaging the bulbs on the trees. Trees Atlanta staff was on the scene too, helping along the way as teams of 2-3 rowers planted two trees each in an effort to give back to the local community.