LITTLE NANCY CREEK:
Hi there gIrls & boys, moms & dads, neighbors, environmentalists and friends. My name is Foxy. Some of you were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of me and my three kits which I raised near the Georgia 400 overpass at Little Nancy Creek (LNC), a tributary of our life sustaining Chattahoochee River.
My home is threatened by the PATH 400 Concrete Urban Trail and Mountain Way Common Park (MWCP).
Note The Magnificent Tree Canopy & Vegetation Cover Protecting LNC Prior To 2012.
In 2012, The Georgia DOT Removed A Huge Swath Of Trees. Later, NBCA Volunteers Removed Smaller Trees & Vegetation. This Area, Formerly A Pristine Riparian Wildlife Habitat, Was Denuded By The Spring Of 2015.
Construction of the MWCP Bridge resulted in incontrovertible environmental damage to the LNC watershed. See page 2 for details and photos.
The LNC watershed is a steep river valley formed eons ago by runoff from the Appalachian Mountains. Evidence of this fact are the 250 million year old shale formations visible along Mountain Way, a quiet residential street.
The extraordinary geologic events that created the LNC valley could be interpreted in a passive MWCP. Mother nature’s work should be appreciated.
E-COLI . . . IS IT A THREAT?
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has established an E-coli standard for urban waterways. While 9 samples analyzed by the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper have exceeded the 1,000 MPN/ml threshold, 84 or 90% were within standard. Click the Little Nancy Creek at Ivy Bridge button at www.chattahoochee.org/nww for details.
A key park proponent has claimed that LNC is “imperiled with E-coli and that MWCP will fix this.” This claim is a false narrative.
Michael Meyer, CRK Watershed Protection Specialist, Checks Samples.
This fallen tree is evidence of soil erosion along LNC. The NBCA plans to construct a crushed granite trail near this area which would further erode the creek bank. Photo taken on 8/6/13.
My Friends Only You Can Preserve Little Nancy Creek . . . LET'S PLINK!