´╗┐AMPC April 2016 Update
 
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AMPC continues to work closely with Councilmember Yolanda Adrean, the Mayor’s office, the Department of Watershed Management (DWM), the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and AMPC’s Working Group task force to address the sewer issues in Memorial Park. Below is a snapshot of the progress since AMPC's March update: 
 
  • AMPC hired Long Engineering to review the remedial plans presented by DWM to fix the sewer issues in Memorial Park. Long Engineering is currently reviewing documents submitted by DWM and will be discussing the proposed solutions with DWM this month.
  • On April 21, DPR invited members of AMPC’s parks committee and Memorial Park neighbors to be part of a 16-member steering committee to discuss and provide input for future planning for a relocated playground in Memorial Park as directed by the Mayor’s office. An enthusiastic group of neighbors discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the existing playground and shared their hopes and dreams for the proposed playground.
 
    
 
Next steps:
  • On May 5, DPR will host a Community Meeting Open House at Bitsy Grant Tennis Center for the public to review conceptual plans for the relocated playground at Memorial Park.  Details will be communicated by DPR.
  • In mid/late May, the Memorial Park steering committee will meet to review and discuss the ideas and comments shared during the May 5 Open House.
  • In May and June, members of the Working Group will tour the R.M. Clayton plant, Tanyard and Clear Creek CSO facilities among other outings to gain a better understanding of the issues facing Memorial Park and the Peachtree Creek basin.
  • In June, the Working Group will reconvene with the Mayor’s office and DWM to discuss the short and long term sewer solutions for Memorial Park.
 
The Memorial Park Walkways Project is also moving forward on schedule. Earlier this month, AMPC submitted 50% construction documents to the Urban Design Commission (UDC). The Staff Report found "the proposed project is highly appropriate and will be a great improvement for the park and the community". Comments were addressed during the presentation on April 27 with the vote in favor 6-0.  AMPC is thankful to HGOR and all of the organizations and volunteers listed above for the progress being made on this project and others to renovate, restore and preserve Memorial Park.
 
Join
AMPC and EcoAddendum
for a Memorial Park Naturalist and Birding Walk
 
When: Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 9 – 11 am
 
Where:  Memorial Park (details and directions will be sent to participants)
 
RSVP: click here
 
Join us on our walk as we look and listen for local nesters as well as migrators in Memorial Park and along Peachtree Creek.  There are only 15 spots available so sign up soon!
 
 
What IS that in the creek?
 
A submerged tire - one of 41 pulled from Peachtree Creek on April 9th during Chattahoochee Riverkeeper's (CRK) annual Sweep the Hooch.  Thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers including AMPC members, Home Depot and Novelis employees, CRK volunteers, and DPR NW maintenance crew AMPC removed 4,725 pounds of trash from the creek and 41 tires. Thanks also to Peachtree Creek's upstream neighbors from the Collier Hills neighborhood, who along with other volunteers, removed 3,200 pounds of trash and debris from Tanyard Creek.
 
    
 
In total, 532 volunteers removed 15.4 tons of trash from Atlanta's rivers and creeks - a record amount for CRK.  For more information on this multi-site clean up day, click here.  AMPC looks forward to partnering with CRK again next year for the 2017 Sweep the Hooch!
 
 
 
 
 
Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy's
mission is 
to make
Atlanta Memorial Park
a beautiful, 
environmentally sensitive and
sustainable park,
accessible
and
connected
to the neighborhoods
and the City,
by enhancing
the Park,
tennis
and
golf experiences
through a 
collaborative process
of 
renovation,
restoration
and
preservation.

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Address postal inquiries to:
Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy
P.O. Box 11609
Atlanta, GA 30355

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