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To those who were planning to attend our special Thought Leaders dinner tomorrow (Thursday) evening at Villa Christina – due to the inclement weather and hazardous driving conditions which are expected to continue into Thursday, the Sandy Springs Conservancy has decided to postpone the event. Our special dinner and presentation will be re-scheduled and we will be in touch with the new date. In the meantime, we hope everyone stays safe and warm. Thank you for your continued support of the Sandy Springs Conservancy!
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE SANDY SPRINGS CONSERVANCY!
The holidays came early for us, as we welcomed seven new board members to the Sandy Springs Conservancy Board of Directors this month:
Gary Boteler, Treasurer – Carr, Riggs & Ingram
Andy Barfield – Holder Properties
Chip Collins – Burr Forman
Allen Johnson – Vestol Project Management
Laura Jones – Community volunteer
Chad Plumly – Capital Advisors
Adam Williamson – Turner-Spangler-Walsh
2014 is going to be a very exciting time for the Conservancy, as we will be launching a Volunteer Corps, Docent Team and the chance to become an official Sandy Springs Conservancy member. We will also be celebrating the opening of the Abernathy Greenway, the building of trails in Lost Corner Preserve and new interactive signage at Overlook Park. We look forward to the year ahead and are thrilled to have so much support from the Sandy Springs community.
Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year!
December 18, 2013 – There has a been a lot of progress in the Abernathy Greenway over the last few months as the crews install the hardscapes and prepare the site for the sculptures! Dragonfly Artists Tanner Coleman and Alexis Gregg were at the Greenway this week to finalize installation of the 7,000 carved and colored brick sculpture in the Playable Art Park. Today, the Artists and City staff were on site reviewing child safety requirements for the Dragonfly slides. Its webbed wings are stored away until they can be stretched taut for kids to climb on. The City will also be installing resilient safety surfaces around the sculptures. We anticipate installation of our five other playable sculptures beginning mid-January with a public grand opening for early May.
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.