UPDATE ON CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE MEETING RE: SEWAGE SPILLS/OVERFLOWS IN MEMORIAL PARK
 
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 YOUR VOICE MAKES A DIFFERENCE!
 
 
On Tuesday, February 9, 2016 concerned citizens, non-profit groups, the media and others gathered at City Hall to discuss the growing concern of raw sewage contaminating Memorial Park during dry periods and flooding events. The Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy (AMPC) is thankful to all council members present, notably At Large Council Member Mary Norwood, District 8 Council Member Yolanda Adrean and District 7 Council Member Howard Shook for making this issue a top priority. A special note of thanks also goes out to Memorial Park neighbor, Jason Holland, for bringing greater attention to this all-to-frequent and worsening issue in Memorial Park.
 
Please join AMPC along with other concerned citizens on February 23, 2016 when the Department of Watershed Management will present both short-term and long-term solutions to the sewage spills and contamination in our creeks so that all of Atlanta Memorial Park and its neighboring parks can be safely enjoyed. For more coverage on Tuesday's meeting, view the articles and videos below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
 
SIGN UP FOR
 
AMPC & TREES ATLANTA
MEMORIAL PARK STREAM BANK
EROSION CONTROL
VOLUNTEER DAY
 
Saturday, February 27, 2016
9 am - 12 pm
 
Where: Memorial Park (meet in the open field area off of Howell Mill Road)
 
rsvp: info@atlmemorialpark.org 
 
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The latest flooding on December 24, 2015 had a devastating effect on the banks along Peachtree Creek. Many sections of the creek banks had the vegetation washed away, leaving the banks exposed to further erosion. In other areas, sand was deposited along the banks covering the existing vegetation.  
 
In accordance with Phase I of our master plan and after consultation with Trees Atlanta, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) and others, it was advised that action has to be taken in the near term and that plants appropriate for the eroded banks need to be planted before spring so that they can have a chance to take root and stabilize the banks.
 
Your help on this day is needed to install live plants to help shore up Peachtree Creek’s eroding banks. Please sign up to help today!
 
 
 
 
 
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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