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COVID-19 incentive for Atlanta high school students, Decatur clean initiative and a new zoo garden

Gené Hunter
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Your Atlanta updates for Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021

Lane closures in DeKalb County

Beginning Nov. 1, a portion of the northbound lane along Briarcliff Road will be closed. Crews will work to replace 160 linear feet of ductile-iron water pipe. The closure will take place between Woodlake Drive and North Druid Hills Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays.

A new clean energy initiative kicks off

In an effort to protect its community against the harmful effects of climate change, the city of Decatur is launching a clean energy initiative. The city will host a series of education events beginning Oct. 28 to keep residents informed on the development of the Clean Energy Plan. A total of 4 events will be held virtually to introduce the plan and its goals.

Atlanta students to receive incentive for COVID-19 vaccine

With more young adults becoming eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Atlanta schools are providing incentives to push students to get vaccinated. Students could receive up to $200 in gift cards if they are fully vaccinated. Specifically, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) will give $50 gift cards to the first 100 students who get the shot at upcoming events.

Decatur girl scouts create garden in the city

Decatur Troop 16307 planted a zoo garden at Frazier-Rowe Park. The park features a playground as well as ways for children to engage with the natural world and different types of plants (hence the idea of a zoo garden with plants like lamb’s ear, spiderwort, or bear’s foot.) By implementing the new garden, the troop earned their Girl Scout Bronze Award.

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