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CINCO LOCO 5K RACE 2014

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Second Annual Cinco Loco 5K WALK AND RUN
Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 2:00pm starting at Brookstone Village on Mars Hill Rd.
This special event to benefit Price Park is less than a month away. The first 100 registrants will receive a free sombrero!! All participants will receive a free t-shirt to show off your Cinco Loco and your dedication for helping Price Park. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo after the race in style! Please remember that walkers and runners with strollers are welcome to participate. I will be sending a separate email with our race flier, please check your spam box if you don't see it. If you have a place to post it or hand it out please help us spread the word about the race! We need all the help we can get to get participants registered and sponsors to donate! See our website for additional info and registration.

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Thank you to our sponsors!
We would like to thank the following sponsors for the Cinco Loco 5K Walk and Run for their support: Big Peach Running Company, Brookstone Animal Hospital, Brookstone Women's Club, Fontis Mountain Spring Water, the Rotary Club of North Cobb and 32 Dental Practice.

Come forth into the light of things, Let Nature be your teacher. - William Wordsworth

"The Natural Place to Be...Leone Hall Price PARK."
Leone Hall Price Park spans 126 acres and is designated a passive park. With natural trails, meadows, beautiful Allatoona Creek running through it and an array of native plant and animal species, it is a great place to hike, take the kids or dog for a walk and enjoy the quiet respite that nature provides.

Friends of Price Park Mission Statement
In collaboration with Cobb County and the community, facilitate the environmentally friendly development of Leone Hall Price Park through community and corporate partnerships to provide enduring support for the public enjoyment of this unique natural area.


UPCOMING EVENTS

1st Nocturnal Interpretive Hike of the Year - Bats and Bugs and Owls! Oh My!
Sunday, April 13 at 7:00pm
Meet USDA Forest Service wildlife biologist Dennis Krusac for an interpretive hike through the park. Hear Dennis' famous owl impersonation and maybe see the resident wild owls come in to check out Dennis! Kids can learn about bat echolocation with Dennis' bat detectors. When the lightning bugs come out, be prepared to see the park transformed into a fairy land! Meet in the parking lot and bring your flashlights! Future Dates for this hike are scheduled for Sundays, May 18th at 7pm and June 22nd at 7:30pm.

Founders and Sponsors Thank You Event
Saturday, May 17 at 6:00pm
If you are a founding member and/or sponsor of events for the Friends of Price Park, please look for an invitation to our special event to be held at the park to thank you for your dedication. We will be having a potluck picnic dinner followed by a special walk with the Board Members to show you just what we have accomplished in the past three years. Also, its not too late to become a founding member! If you like what we have accomplished and would like to support us, please let us know!

Books-a-Million Benefit, Acworth Store
Saturday, February 8 and Saturday, March 8, 2014 between 12:00-6:00pm

Books-a-Million will donate 10% of your purchase to support Friends of Price Park projects! All you have to do is show up on the designated days, buy something and say "yes" when the cashiers ask you if you would like 10% of your purchase to help Price Park. Please spread the word by forwarding this email to your friends and family.


LATEST NEWS

Eagle Scout Projects
A big shout out and thank you goes to Brandon Fudge and Kevin Graham for the completion of their Eagle Scout projects. Brandon and his team constructed and installed four benches on the South Meadow Loop. Thank you Brandon for providing a place for visitors to rest and enjoy the park and its wildlife! Kevin and his team constructed and installed the first of several sections of boardwalk to be placed through the swampy areas of the park that are difficult to navigate throughout the winter. Pictures of the boardwalk section have been posted on facebook, if you would like to see how it turned out. Thank you Kevin for helping to prevent trail widening that damages wildlife and causes erosion and for making it much easier to navigate the swampy areas of the park!

ANIMAL TRACKS
After the recent snow storm, the Board got a special email from one of the park's neighbors, Bernard Nolan. He had a special experience at Price Park during the snowy weather and wanted to share it with us. We thank him for graciously allowing us to share it with all of you! Here is the email he sent to us:

To all dedicated board members,

My family and I have lived on the edge of Price Park since moving here in August. We have become so entirely drawn into our surroundings here which started with watching barred owls, pileated woodpeckers, deer and of course the busy squirrel.

This recent snow storm gave me the unique opportunity to see Price Park in a very different way. As soon as I stepped into the woods, it became immediately apparent that I have been oblivious as to just how many animals live in these woods. Every animal track was so plainly visible in the snow that to follow them took no great pains at all. There were tracks crisscrossing everywhere! I was on the south side of Allatoona Creek, where it is less travelled and followed many deer tracks and saw where they had bedded. Hundreds of deer tracks! Other tracks, according to my mammal tracking book, were raccoon, coyote, rabbit, and numerous unidentifiable rodents. But most of all, I found the all elusive fox tracks which I personally have never seen. Their tracks led me straight to their den. I carefully backed away but noticed it was very active. What a treat!

Finally coming across human tracks snapped me out of my bliss. Even as I looked back at my own tracks, I felt I had spoiled the story the snow laden forest floor had told me. But alas, we are placed here to enjoy the beauty this earth beholds. As you know, we are also here to care for what has been entrusted to us. In closing, I am writing to make aware what a treasure these woods hold and to carefully consider this as the goals for Price Park are reached. Me, my wife and four boys want everyone to see what I saw. Let us keep it as passive and untouched as possible with merely our footprints left behind. Thank you for your interest and serving to preserve such a beautiful place.

You fellow park admirer,
Bernard Nolan and Family

(P.S. next time it snows go look at the tracks)

Note has been edited to remove the location of the fox den in order to protect the fox family.

Dear Mr. Nolan,
Thank you for sharing such a special experience with us. We would like to assure you that we have the same interests at heart when it comes to the park and love it for the same reasons. What a beautiful place to bring our families or come alone...to enjoy nature and be outside!


Pollinators PARADISE
Pollinators ParadiseThree areas in the meadow along the central Meadow trail will be planted with native wildflowers and plants that attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.  We all know how special the meadow is for these creatures, and this project will increase the number of available breeding and feeding sites for these species.  Everyone who enjoys wildflowers and observing wildlife at the park will appreciate this special project!   We need to raise about $2500 in order to purchase all the plants and materials we need.  Plants and volunteer time may also be donated if you are a gardener and are looking for a special project to help with!  If you wish to donate specifically for this project, just designate your donation for the "Pollinators Paradise."  


FRIENDS OF PRICE PARK FEATURED IN MARIETTA DAILY JOUNAL

  • Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal - Friends of Price Park Step Up Fundraising

    Into the Wild at Price Park
    Visitors enjoy the serenity of the paths, meadows and Allatoona Creek that wrap through the 126 acres at Leone Hall Price Park in Kennesaw.

    Above, from left: Friends of Price Park President Dave Schwickerath, District 1 Commissioner Helen Goreham and Friends of Price Park Conservation Coordinator Dennis Krusac stand in Allatoona Creek, which runs through the park.

Master Plan for Price ParK updated and approved by the Cobb Commission!
This significant project, and obstacle to moving forward with park improvements, can now be crossed off the to-do list for the park! The project was fully funded thanks to you, our generous supporters and the North Cobb Rotary Club. Thank you also to Pete Bilson, the project landscape architect of Marietta, Georgia, for his hard work at a discounted rate to help Price Park.

Also, look for an article about the project and FOPP in the Marietta Daily Journal this weekend! The updated Master Plan brings the additional 17 acres surrounding the parking lot into the plan, moves the location of the parking lot and restroom facility on to the 17 acres along Stilesboro Rd. and out and away from the Meadow, and allows planning to move forward for the restroom facility and playground. This is a huge milestone for Price Park! More news to come! Thank You to all the Friends of Price Park for your support!


T-SHIRTS FOR SALE
Get your sky blue, sage green or dark green shirts (regular and women's cut). They are $20 each ($10 goes to our fundraising efforts). Regular cut dark green may be ordered and Toddler/Youth sizes can be ordered for $15 each.

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