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W A L K T O T H E G R E E N W A Y
to enjoy our newest park and recognize our
Abernathy Greenway Steering Committee
for its hard work and dedication over the past 7 years!
Saturday, August 23 from 9:30 – 11:30 am
Recognition ceremony at 9:30
at the pavilion
Amberidge * Brandon Mill Woods * Breakwater
Laurian Woods * Lost Forest * Mountaire Springs
Mt. Vernon Woods * North Harbor * North Springs
Telfair * Whispering Pines * Woodcliff * Wyndam Hills
Hosted by The Sandy Springs Conservancy
Moondog Growlers Root Beer
photos provided by Doug Williams, D Cormier, Paige Zaparaniuk, Kacy Homans, Jennifer Lott
SUMMER IS HERE!
2014 has already proven to be a very exciting time for the Conservancy, as we will be soon launching a Volunteer Corps and Docent Team. Also, for the first time ever, you can 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.
At our first Thought Leaders conference in April, titled “Money Does Grow on Trees: The Economic Value of Greenspace,” the Conservancy hosted Mayor Rusty Paul, former Mayor Eva Galambos, many current and former city council members and 200 members of the community for an inspiring presentation by Ed McMahon of the Urban Land Institute, who brought us important national and international perspectives on the topic. You can view the evening’s program, including Ed’s inspiring presentation here. Communities around metro Atlanta and the nation are making aggressive investments in greenspace to build community, enhance property values and create great places to live, work and play. Greenspace, as Ed clearly shows, makes economic sense. As we redevelop our commercial corridors and city center, we have a tremendous opportunity to make Sandy Springs even better, even greener: •Contact our elected officials and let them know your interest in seeing more green public spaces in new and redeveloped areas. •Share the message with your friends and neighbors and business owners in Sandy Springs. •Join the Sandy Springs Conservancy – become a member and get involved!
Please read more about it here!
Trail Design for Lost Corner Nature Preserve is underway. 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 later this year.