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Published on February 25th, 2014 |

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Sign up for Memorial Park creek cleanup by Feb. 26

The Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy, along with the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper is holding a three-hour cleanup of Peachtree Creek and Tanyard Creek, which run through the south Buckhead park, on Saturday (March 1) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Coservancy is still seeking volunteers to help with the cleanup, but registration for the project closes at 5 p.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 26). To register online to participate in the community cleanup go here: https://www.signup4.net/Public/ap.aspx?EID=ATLA134E.

Once registered, volunteers will receive specific details regarding the event.

The efforts of the Conservancy and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper will focus on Peachtree and Tanyard creeks, which run through Atlanta Memorial Park, to improve overall water quality and bring awareness to the involvement in the preservation of the local creeks and water resources.

Peachtree Creek meanders through the Bobby Jones Golf Course and Atlanta Memorial Park in south Buckhead on its way to the Chattahoochee River.

Peachtree Creek meanders through
the Bobby Jones Golf Course
and Atlanta Memorial Park
in south Buckhead on its
way to the Chattahoochee River.

Both of the creeks funnel water from an immense natural drainage basin that serves some 55,000 acres of land from as far away as Decatur and Dunwoody and become highly contaminated with garbage and debris.

The Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy aims to create a Master Plan for the property that currently includes Bobby Jones Golf Course, Bitsy Grant Tennis Center and Atlanta Memorial Park (the “Park”).

The Master Plan will focus, among other things, on solutions to improve conditions on those segments of Peachtree Creek and Tanyard Creek running through the Park, including storm water management and flood mitigation; restoration and preservation of creek beds to prevent further erosion; and management of sewer-related issues.

To learn more about the Conservancy and its plans, go here: www.atlmemorialpark.org.

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