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Published on March 5th, 2014 |

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80 clean 2.3 tons of trash from Memorial Park creeks

On March 1, some 80 volunteers gathered in Atlanta Memorial Park for the First Annual Peachtree Creek Cleanup Day, removing 2.3 tons of trash from the creek waters.

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A volunteer removes a shopping
cart full of trash from Peachtree
Creek during Saturday’s cleanup.

The 2.3 tons of trash removed from the water included a shopping cart, 37 tires (weighing 832 lbs.), hub caps, a car bumper, clothing, shoes, metal pipes, gutters, appliances, plastic bottles, golf balls and a golf club.

The cleanup effort focused on the 2-mile stretch of Peachtree and Tanyard creeks that run through Atlanta Memorial Park from Colonial Homes to Howell Mill Road. Both creeks funnel water from an immense natural drainage basin that serves some 55,000 acres from Decatur to Dunwoody and are highly contaminated with garbage and debris.

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Volunteers removed 37 tires
from Peachtree and Tanyard
creeks that flow
through Atlanta
Memorial Park.

Partnering with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK), Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy (AMPC) recruited volunteers from Castlewood Civic Association, Springlake Civic Association, Brandon Civic Association, Wildwood Civic Association, Peachtree Battle Alliance, Memorial Park Neighborhood Association, Friends of Bobby Jones Golf Course, Pollack Shores and PSREG/Matrix Residential.

Members of the Diplomatic Leadership Corps (DLC)—an organization of 25 young Buckhead leaders, formed by the Buckhead Coalition as part of its 25th Anniversary legacy celebrations—also participated in the creek cleanup as part of their community service in Buckhead.

Left to right, Ryan Brown, Bryson Peters and Travis Peters, members of the Buckhead Coalition sponsored Diplomatic Leadership Corps helped with the cleanup.

Left to right, Ryan Brown,
Bryson Peters and Travis Peters,
members of the Buckhead Coalition sponsored
Diplomatic Leadership Corps
helped with the cleanup.

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.

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