Meet Foxy,Your Plink Guide And Her Buddy Chief

Image

           Illustration By Jay Montgomery . . . www.jaymontgomery.com

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 Trail, a twelve foot wide corridor of impervious concrete that would traverse LNC and Mountain Way Common Park (MWCP), a planned eight acre “regional” venue.  A better option would redirect the PATH 400 Trail up Wieuca Road to Chastain Park and downsize MWCP to a “neighborhood” greenspace.  

RIVER VALLEY:

The LNC watershed is a steep river valley formed eons ago by runoff from the Appalachian Mountains.  Shale formations, 250 million years old, are 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 DNR has established an E-coli standard for urban waterways.  While 10 samples analyzed by the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper have exceeded the 1,000 MPN/ml threshold, 94 samples, or 90%, were within standard, an indication of excellent water quality.  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 LNC Water Samples.

INCONTROVERTIBLE ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE:

Prior To 2012, A Magnificent Canopy Of Mature Trees And Vegetation Protected LNC, Providing Food And Shelter For Wildlife.

image001

Subsequently, The Georgia DOT, Plus NBCA And MWCP Volunteers, Cut 215 Trees At The Bridge Site, Rendering This Former Pristine Riparian Wildlife Habitat Into A Barren Zone, Devoid Of Flora And Fauna.  215 Cut Trees . . . See Page 3, Footnote 1.

IMG 7102 (1)

Prior To 2012, A Magnificent Stand Of Mature Trees Also Lined Georgia 400 From Old Ivy Road To Wieuca Road, The Second PATH Concrete Trail Segment.

Old Ivy To Wieuca (1)

In 2015 PATH Cut 1,045 Additional Trees, Half A Mile In Length, To Construct This Second Trail Segment. 

IMG 7614

All Trees And Plants, Even Invasive Species, Absorb Carbon Dioxide (CO2), A Greenhouse Gas Emitted By Cars.  These 1,260 Cut Trees (215 + 1,045) Will No Longer Absorb 63,000 Pounds Of CO2 In The PATH-LNC Corridor In 2016 . . . Plus, Another 63,000 Pounds In 2017 . . . Plus, Another 63,000 Pounds In 2018, Ad Infinitum.  The Annual Loss Of CO2 Absorption Is Cumulative.  See Page 2, Footnote 1.

CO2 Absorption

My Friends, Urge PATH To Redirect Its Impervious Concrete Trail Up Wieuca Road To Chastain Park.  As Well, Direct Others To This Website.  Only You Can Preserve Little Nancy Creek . . . LET'S PLINK!

IMG 5725

Should you share our environmental concerns please contact these individuals to express your opinion:

      NBCA President gcertain@comcast.net 

      LB Executive Director Starling denise@livablebuckhead.org

       PATH Executive Director Ed McBrayer www.PathFoundation.org

      Atlanta Mayor kreed@atlantaga.gov                                                             

      Atlanta Councilman hshook@atlantaga.gov 

      Atlanta Parks Commissioner  aphoung@atlantaga.gov

      Atlanta Watershed Commissioner jmacrina@atlantaga.gov 

      Georgia State Senator hunter.hill@senate.ga.gov 

       Georgia State Representative ebeskin@gmail.com

      Georgia State DNR Commissioner mark.williams@dnr.ga.gov

       Georgia State DOT Commissioner russell.mcmurry@dot.ga.gov

l© elton shepherd 2013