Welcome to the Sandy Springs Conservancy Website. Our mission is to build partnerships that create, conserve and connect parks and green space in Sandy Springs. Please stay and look around. Below is our latest project and news:
THANKS TO OUR CLEAN TEAM!
More 160 community volunteers came to historic Morgan Falls on Saturday, September 28th to help clean up our river. Volunteers collected more than 600 lbs. of trash including dozens of tennis balls, plastic bottles, lost fishing gear. That’s a lot of trash, but a lot less than we’ve seen in years past. Special thanks to Georgia Power for providing boats and safety gear, and a great lunch and to High Country, Inc for gift certificates for our lucky raffle winners.
Thanks to local scout troops, church volunteer groups and our Sandy Springs Rotarians for making the cleanup a great success.
GET CONNECTED….WITH NATURE! (In Spite of Congress)
The Sandy Springs Family Ramble, scheduled for Saturday, October 19th is CANCELLED
We are sad to announce that our special Sandy Springs Family Ramble and Fun Day at Island Ford has been canceled because of the government shutdown. The Chattahoochee National Recreation Area is closed, like all our national parks, until further notice. We will to reschedule as soon as CRNRA is open!
However… All 88 Georgia State Parks are open! We have some of the most beautiful state parks in the country. It’s the perfect season to visit. Find peak leaf times here: http://gastateparks.org/LeafWatch
The City of Sandy Springs, The Sandy Springs Conservancy and Friends of Lost Corner received a substantial grant from the Department of Natural Resources to put trails in at Lost Corner so visitors can explore the 24 acres of natural beauty.
The City recently put out an RFP for bids to design and install the trails. The City and SSC are currently reviewing the bids. We hope they will be completed by the spring of 2014.
PLAYABLE ART COMING SOON!
THEY’RE ON THEIR WAY! Our Playable Art Park sculptures are gradually arriving in Sandy Springs. Unexpected delays of the Abernathy Greenway/Art Park construction have pushed back our sculptures’ installation several months, so artists are delivering works as they complete them. They will be stored locally until the park opens. You are now seeing the crews on the Abernathy Greenway preparing the site for the sculptures.