Volunteers will take to the streets of Dunwoody Sept. 28 to clean up the city.

Serve Day is intended as a day to “shine up, clean up and spruce up our city,” volunteer John Maloney told members of Dunwoody City Council on Sept. 9. In past years, 700 to 800 volunteers have joined the effort, he said.

“This year we will need more volunteers than ever,” Maloney said. “We need to plant a large number of trees we received from Trees Atlanta. This undertaking, plus the normal tasks usually performed on Serve Day will require a lot of bodies.”

Dunwoody city officials earlier in the summer hired Trees Atlanta to provide, oversee the planting, and maintain 300 trees in city parks. The trees will replace the 230 the city says were removed during construction of the city’s multi-use trail in Brook Run Park. Volunteers are to plant the trees during Serve Day.

Maloney said Serve Day volunteers are to meet at the North Atlanta Church of Christ, 5676 Roberts Drive, at 8 a.m. on Sept. 28. Anyone interested in volunteering can register at www.nacofc.org/#/serve-day or email Julie.Stanley@nacofc.org or call 770-399-5222.

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.