From Nature Preserve president Chris Beck: Join us on MLK Day at the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve for a volunteer day from 9am-noon. Help us move mulch and save trees from English ivy. Please bring yard tools and a water bottle.
From Sally Sears, South Fork Conservancy, a partner with CHCA and MANA in the volunteer work on Ira B. Melton Park:
Ira B. Melton neighbors, the South Fork Conservancy has two tours planned for later this month.
Please join us if you can, to see what other sections of the creek can look like.
From Chris Beck: Take a break from the holiday rush and join us this Sunday, December 11, from 1-3pm for a volunteer day at the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve. Check out the progress on the new kiosk/pavilion and then help us maintain trails and continue habitat restoration after the privet removal.
Via Civic Association Network, Posted by: "Beth Nathan" firstname.lastname@example.org, Mon Oct 31, 2011: FYI. Below are my notes from last week's Parks/Rec/Cultural Affairs Citizens Advisory Board meeting. Beth Nathan
CAB: Parks/Rec/Cultural Affairs, Oct 25, 2011
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Our volunteer day for this weekend has been rescheduled to November 12 at 1pm. Join us and a group of volunteers from Emory to help with trail maintenance, English ivy removal, and other tasks. Chris Beck, President, Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve
To get to the Nature Preserve take Medlock Road north to Medlock Elementary School. Turn right onto Wood Trail Lane and follow to the preserve entrance. For complete directions and for more information, visit http://www.cshepherdpreserve.org, leave a detailed message at 678-951-0105, or email us at email@example.com.
From the Sagamore Hills newsletter: Mary Scott Nature Park, our new DeKalb County Park at 4150 Briarcliff Road (just north of Shallowford Road and behind the Shallowford Presbyterian Church) has expanded the schedule of Saturday Morning Walks with a guide/expert because of the success of the summer Walks. The FREE walks will have different emphasis in different months. All will be an hour or less in length. It is recommended that you wear good walking shoes and bring water. To join the walk (no reservations are necessary) assemble at the parking lot entrance just off Briarcliff Road at 10 am. Length of Walk- 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the needs and interests of the people in the group. People will be allowed to explore MSNP on their own if they get bored or become interested in something they want to explore more fully away from the group. All ages are welcome. October 29, 2011, Peter Jenkins, tree climber and certified arborist, will conduct a walk this morning giving more information about the trees growing in our Mary Scott Nature Park. Peter will talk about how to tell if a tree is healthy or not as well as entertain us with stories related to the wooded areas of our neighborhood.
Little Creek Farm Conservancy is sponsoring their annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22, 12-4 pm. Great fun for the whole family. Enjoy pony rides, kids crafts/ carnival games, silent auction, riding demonstrations, live bluegrass band, chili, beer & refreshments along with access to the barn. Cover charge is $10 adults, $5 kids 12-18 and children under 12 are free. Little Creek Farm, a Dekalb County owned park is located at 2015 Lawrenceville Hwy in Decatur across from North Dekalb Mall. All proceeds will benefit the refurbishing of our riding arenas. Cash/checks only for events & silent auctions. For more information, go to www.littlecreekfarmconservancy.org
Note from Beth Nathan via Civic Association Network: *DeKalb Parks Bond Advisory Committee meeting, Oct 12, 2011, Chapel Hill Park (30034). Joint meeting with Green DeKalb Advisory Council. See info on Mason Mill senior center at bottom. Attached: October 2011 report on 2001 & 2006 Bond Status, Land Acquisition Funds.
From Chris Beck, president: Join us Saturday, October 22 from 4-8pm for the 12th annual Harvest Festival at the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve. Enjoy food, crafts for the kids, nature walks, live music, a campfire, and smores. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us. $5 donation. We will also accept tools to replace those lost in the shed fire.