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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2015 PATH Cut 1,045 Additional Trees, Half A Mile In Length, To Construct This Second Trail Segment.
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.
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!
Should you share our environmental concerns please contact these individuals to express your opinion:
NBCA President firstname.lastname@example.org
LB Executive Director Starling email@example.com
PATH Executive Director Ed McBrayer www.PathFoundation.org
Atlanta Mayor firstname.lastname@example.org
Atlanta Councilman email@example.com
Atlanta Parks Commissioner firstname.lastname@example.org
Atlanta Watershed Commissioner email@example.com
Georgia State Senator firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgia State Representative email@example.com
Georgia State DNR Commissioner firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgia State DOT Commissioner email@example.com