AMPC 2016 Summer Update
 
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This summer has been a busy and productive time for the Conservancy. AMPC is excited with the progress currently being made on the following areas of Memorial Park.  
  • New and relocated playground
  • 5-foot wide sidewalks and improved nature trails
  • Replanting of native plants and removal of invasive species
  • Sewer and watershed improvements
For a full report on our progress, please click here.
 
AMPC’s Executive Director, Catherine Spillman, shared, “We are very appreciative of the offices of Mayor Reed and Council Member Yolanda Adrean, the Departments of Parks and Recreation and Watershed Management along with AMPC’s other partners and the ongoing support of AMPC’s constituents who have helped foster these meaningful improvements." 
 
Additionally, AMPC awaits to learn more from the state of Georgia about their plans for the portion of the park east of Northside Drive / US 41 including Bobby Jones Golf Course and Bitsy Grant Tennis Center. AMPC’s board president, Kirk Billings, stated, “AMPC continues to support efforts to improve this portion of the park and hopes that the numerous historical expert studies, design considerations and community input efforts led and organized by AMPC to create a master plan can be of value to the state and we welcome the opportunity to share this knowledge and help further this important community cause.” 
 
 Join AMPC, Eagle Scout Cullen Stradtman and scout volunteers
for a Memorial Park Volunteer Day
 
Saturday, October 22, 2016
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
 
rsvp: info@atlmemorialpark.org
 
Join AMPC, Cullen Stradtman and other scouts in Cullen's Eagle Scout service project to clean and restore the planting areas along the nature trail in Memorial Park. Volunteers will weed and edge the planted areas and refresh with pine straw. Come for 2-3 hours or the entire work day!

 
Thanks to Trees Atlanta, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and AMPC volunteers 
for summer volunteer days 
in Memorial Park
 
August 22, 2016: PIctured below - 42 volunteers from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta spent the morning removing trash from Peachtree Creek - totalling 1,800 pounds! Volunteers also removed invasives, English Ivy and Kudzu, from trees in the Park.
 
      
 
July 16, 2016: Pictured below - Volunteers from Trees Atlanta and AMPC spent 3 hours tagging the native plants of willow and elderberry that were planted in February along the creek bank in Memorial Park and clipping invasive species away from the plants so that they can continue to receive sunlight and thrive.  
 
    
Pictured, from left: invasive plant, Japanese Hops; AMPC volunteer and Memorial Park neighbor clearing invasives away from erosion control plants; and Brian Williams, Trees Atlanta Forest Restoration Coordinator, holding invasive plant, Kudzu
 
 
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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Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy
P.O. Box 11609
Atlanta, GA 30355

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