From local resident and Ira B Melton Park project coordinator Valerie Boss: Workday at Ira B Melton Park on Saturday, April 7 from 9:30-11:30 AM. Have a little time free on the holiday weekend? Want to burn off those chocolate bunnies and macaroons? Join your neighbors at the park as we pick up trash, maintain the trail, and remove invasive plants. Please bring work gloves, water, and shovels and/or loppers.
Reminder from the Civic Association Network Newsletter: The walks are at 10 am on the last Saturday of the month at 4150 Briarcliff Road (just north of the intersection with Shallowford Road.) Walks are FREE, offered rain or shine, and last approximately one hour in length.
From the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: Druid Hills Youth Sports to Celebrate Half Century of Baseball at Medlock Park. Local politicos will honor the organization at the park from 6pm - 9pm on April 13. By Jonathan Cribbs, March 21, 2012. "A great event coming up at Medlock Park. Druid Hills Youth Sports plans to honor its half-century committment to baseball on Friday, April 13. A lot of cool stuff is planned...." [Read More.]
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.
From: Rep. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield (email@example.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"
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.
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.
President, Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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]
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.
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.