Parks

Wood ducks in Burnt Fork Creek

From Carol Hayes, Burnt Fork Creek Watershed Alliance: Dear neighbors, We are fortunate to have the rare and incredibly shy wood duck nesting in our neighborhood. In order to encourage their successful mating, we will be closing the blue trail soon so that the birds can have the solitude they need. Please respect the barricades closing the trail and do not go around them.

Rep. Benfield: Vote for the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper!

From: Rep. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield (stuckey@mindspring.com): Please support UCR and help them win a $25,000 "LUV Grant" from Southwest Airlines! Between now and March 18, you can vote daily for the video, "The Chattahoochee River Runs Through All of Us"

Second Annual Embrace Our Green Space Race

Event Date and Time: 
03/24/2012 - 10:00am

From the Civic Association Network via Sagamore Hills neighborhood civic association: SECOND ANNUAL EMBRACE OUR GREEN SPACE RACE. March 24, 2012 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church at 10AM.  It is finally here! The Second Annual Embrace Our Green Space Race to benefit four local parks is happening again on Saturday, March 24th at Oak Grove UMC starting at 10AM. We have an event for everyone: 2K walk for seniors and kids, 5K run/walk, 10K run, 10K skate, and 20K bike ride. All routes are well marked and wind through area neighborhoods, and police are posted at busy intersections and volunteers at major turns. The cyclists will start promptly at 10AM, followed immediately by the skaters, then the 10K runners, 5K runners and lastly the 2K walkers. All events will be completed shortly after 11AM. These events are non-competitive so everyone is invited to COME OUT FOR SOME FRESH AIR AND EXERCISE, MEET NEW FRIENDS, TOUR LOCAL NEIGHBORHOODS AND SUPPORT OUR LOCAL PARKS! Great post race snacks provided by local restaurants.  All proceeds beyond the cost of staging this event will go to these deserving friends of park groups: Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve, Kittredge Park, Mary Scott Nature Park and the new park on Lavista Road near Oak Grove. Park Pride Atlanta is providing financial management of the funds.

Nature Preserve Volunteer Day this Saturday Mar 17th from 9-12

From Chris Beck, President: Come join us this Saturday, March 17, from 9am-12pm for a volunteer day. Check out the progress on the new kiosk/pavilion and then help us maintain trails and continue habitat restoration after the privet removal.

Chris Beck

President, Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve

Directions

To get to the Nature Preserve take Medlock Road north to Medlock Elementary School. Turn right onto Wood Trail Lane and follow to the preserve entrance. For complete directions and for more information, visit http://www.cshepherdpreserve.org, leave a detailed message at 678-951-0105, or email us at information@cshepherdpreserve.org.

County Looking for Input on South Fork Peachtree Creek Clean-Up

Event Date and Time: 
03/12/2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

From the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: DeKalb County officials will come to Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library looking for public comment March 12. DeKalb County Government is seeking public comments regarding preliminary aspects and activities of a Supplemental Environmental Project. The purpose of the project is to provide one-time trash and debris removal from the banks and streambeds of South River, South Fork Peachtree Creek and Snapfinger Creek, thereby improving overall quality and sustainability of the designated streams.[Read more]

South Peachtree Creek Trail

This page is devoted to documents, files and links to sites with information related to the construction of the South Peachtree Creek Multi-Use Trail (aka "PATH" trail) from Medlock Park to Mason Mill Park completed at the end of 2008.

Volunteer to restore wildlife habitat in Mason Mill Park

From Dave Butler, long time local resident and county greenspace environmental manager: “The DeKalb County Natural Resources Management Office (NRMO) is a partner with the Atlanta Botanical Garden (ABG) in a grant to restore wildlife habitat in two county parks including Mason Mill Park.

Nature Preserve work day this Sunday

Event Date and Time: 
02/12/2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

From CSNP president Chris Beck:  Come join us this Sunday, February 12, from 1-4pm for a volunteer day. Check out the progress on the new kiosk/pavilion and then help us maintain trails and continue habitat restoration after the privet removal

Chris Beck
President, Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve

Directions

To get to the Nature Preserve take Medlock Road north to Medlock Elementary School. Turn right onto Wood Trail Lane and follow to the preserve entrance. For complete directions and for more information, visit http://www.cshepherdpreserve.org, leave a detailed message at 678-951-0105, or email us at information@cshepherdpreserve.org.

South Peachtree Creek Trail Phase II

Here are new photos and video (February 4, 2012) of the phase 2 segment of  the trail.  Also attached are old photos dating back to May 2011 when construction started, as well as photos of the adjacent but separate county project on the old Decatur Water Works section of the park which was done concurrently.  That project entailed clearing out invasive privet, installing stormwater mitigation controls -- a cascading waterfall and a detention pond, restoring the streambank, and planting native shrubs and trees.

Location on Google Maps.  An earlier posting on this project can be found here and comments on the project by commissioner Jeff Rader here.

Workday at Ira B Melton Park Sat. Feb. 11 1-3

Event Date and Time: 
02/11/2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

From Valerie Boss: Workday at Ira B Melton Park on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 1-3pm. Join your neighbors at the park as we pick up trash and remove invasive plants. Please bring work gloves, water, and tools, such as shovels, loppers, and wheelbarrows. Plastic bags for trash and recycling will be supplied. The event will be canceled if it is raining.

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