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Milton Grows Green

Milton Grows Green (MGG) is a citizens' volunteer committee. MGG activities are organized in a collaborative effort with the city to foster best-case policies and practices in protection of natural resources, greenspace and development. 

We are advocates for environmental sustainability and the protection of resources for future generations. MGG is organized into four standing subcommittees, each with a unique focus.

Committees:

Natural Resources Subcommittee

This subcommittee identifies issues, initiates projects and recommends ways to improve the quality and conservation of our natural resources—air, water and energy. Monitoring, clean up and recycling events are examples of this subcommittee’s role.

Education and Outreach Subcommittee

This subcommittee is focused on educational initiatives at local schools and in the community that further our understanding of the symbiotic relationship between humans and our environment. The annual Earth Day Festival is a signature event of this committee.

Land Conservation and Building Standards Subcommittee

This subcommittee is focused on the city’s land use policies as they relate to “smart” growth and on bringing to the city innovative technologies in building design and construction. Support of the city’s Green Certification is an example of this committee’s work.

Communications Subcommittee

This subcommittee is charged with building community awareness and support of MGG activities, programs, opportunities and successes.

Programs:

Volunteers

Our volunteers are critical to the success of our efforts and we need your help! Our monthly meetings are generally held the second Thursday of each month, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Milton City Hall in the Executive Conference Room. Check the city’s Web site calendar of events for more details and the agendas.

To learn more, contact us.

Adopt-A-Stream

The volunteer-supported monitoring of our streams and wetlands helps Milton keep its waterways healthy and beautiful. The Adopt-A-Stream program teaches volunteers how to monitor the quality of the water of our streams and provides testing equipment at no charge.

For more information, contact MGG@cityofmiltonga.us.

Adopt-A-Road

The Adopt-A-Road litter prevention initiative lets volunteers show their community spirit and pride while maintaining the beauty of Milton’s rural viewsheds. Adopt-A-Road volunteer groups clean up roadways, reducing the amount of unsightly trash.

For more information, contact MGG@cityofmiltonga.us or complete a program application for your group or organization .

Earth Day Festival

Our yearly fun-filled and educational festival offers information and inspiration to our environment and community. Join us each April to help take another step toward a green community. Tons of fun-filled family booths, educational groups, entertainment and foods make this one of the city’s best special events.

Sign up for the monthly Milton newsletter to be sure to get a reminder for this event. To help support this event as a sponsor or vendor, email us at mgg@cityofmiltonga.us.

EverGreen Schools Program

Helping our children understand the environment and its needs is critical to our community and world’s future. Our EverGreen Schools partnership with the cities of Alpharetta, Roswell and Johns Creek provides environmental education resources for all schools in these North Fulton communities.

Take advantage of these great resources for your classroom! Please visit our EverGreen Schools web page.

Atlanta Regional Commission’s Green Communities Program

Milton achieved the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Green Communities Bronze Award Certification in 2012. This certification helps local governments reduce their overall environmental impact. Our efforts set an example by conserving energy, water and fuel, reducing waste and protecting our natural resources. The city continues to work on this ongoing certification.

Learn more about how your city government is leading the way.

National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat Community

Milton was recognized in 2013 as a Certified Community Wildlife Habitat. This certification recognizes communities that have created wildlife-friendly landscapes and habitats, educated citizens about wildlife habitats, and engaged the community in greening efforts.

In order to maintain our certification status, the city needs to accomplish annual objectives, including having residents certify their backyards and businesses certify their properties as wildlife friendly.

Learn more or certify your property.

Recycling Events & Resources

MGG hosts several free community recycling events throughout the year, including Bulky Trash Days and a Household Paint and Chemical Collection event. Be sure to get on the city’s mailing list to be notified of upcoming recycling events! 

Visit our Recycling Events and Resources page for upcoming events.

Rivers Alive

Rivers Alive is Georgia's annual volunteer waterway cleanup event targeting all waterways in the state, including streams, rivers, lakes, beaches and wetlands. The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness of and involvement in the preservation of Georgia's water resources. Last year we cleaned up about 1,800 pounds of trash from our Milton rivers in one morning.

This year’s event is scheduled for Oct. 17. Click here for more information.

Learn more about Rivers Alive in Georgia and how you can bring educational resources to your classroom.

MGG Board Members

Jack Lindon  (Chairperson)
Vacant  (Director of Land Conservation and Building Standards)
Barbara Peck  (Director of Natural Resources)
Margaret Lamb  (Director of Education and Outreach)
Vacant  (Director of Communications)

Signed appointment resolution

For a complete list of meeting notices, agendas and minutes, click here.

Staff Contacts

Name Position Contact
Teresa Stickels Conservation Projects Manager