AMPC August Update
 
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Did you know that the largest tree in Atlanta
is growing in Atlanta Memorial Park?
Read on to learn more....

 
Join
Trees Atlanta and AMPC
for an
Atlanta Champion Tree Tour
 
When: Saturday, September 26th, 10am-noon
 
Where:  Meet at the playground at Atlanta Memorial Park (Wesley Dr. NW)
 
to register: 
 
Eli Dickerson, Fernbank Ecologist and manager of Atlanta's Champion Tree Program (a program of Trees Atlanta), will lead a 2 hour tour of the largest trees in the greenspaces along Peachtree Creek.  
 
Participants will see a rare stand of bald cypress trees, along with a champion osage orange, green ash, river birch, loblolly pine and white oak.  Participants will also see the tallest tree in Atlanta, a 166 foot tall tulip poplar (that's 17 stories!).  
 
This walk will be at a leisurely pace, but is not suitable for strollers. Participants should be able to comfortably walk 1-2 miles.  Be sure to bring water and comfortable clothing (dress for the weather - tour is rain or shine).
 
 
 Only $16,000 left to raise!
 
Thank you to our donors that have already contributed to the $50,000 matching grant challenge to fully fund the Park Pride Legacy Grant. To date, grant proceeds have provided 4 new signs in Memorial Park as well as mile markers to be installed later this fall.  
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The other Legacy Grant project, the Memorial Park Walkways Study (MPWS), is nearing completion but we need your help to get over the goal line. $34,000 has been raised from neighbors who care about and want to see the nature trails and perimeter walkways improved. Donate here to help us reach our goal.
 
If you have already donated, see below for how your dollars are already being put to good use.  
  • Identifying trees in poor condition - Over 100 of the 871 trees tagged were found to be in poor condition. In Phase II, AMPC will work with the City of Atlanta and certified arborists to improve the condition of these trees and others.
  • Sharing information to save trees during bridge construction - Georgia DOT has been given a copy of the tree survey to assist in their analysis of the Northside Drive bridge replacement project. 
  • Bringing attention to the magnificent trees in Atlanta Memorial Park - The tree survey has been shared with experts in the field, one of which will highlight those trees in the fall tour mentioned above. 
To learn more about the MPWS, please visit AMPC's Parklands page. Refer to the FAQs page, Trails, Paths and the Passive Park (west of Northside Drive), for additional information on the project.  Thank you for your support by donating 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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