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           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 (8) 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.  

ANCIENT RIVER VALLEY:

The LNC Watershed formed eons ago by runoff from the Appalachian Mountains.  Evidence of this fact are 250 million year old Shale Rock formations, visible along Mountain Way.  LNC flows through the valley floor, between two very steep slopes.  As a result, Soil Erosion into LNC is significant with each heavy rainfall, particularly near the MWCP Bridge where 215 mature trees, whose root systems formerly absorbed this rainfall, were cut.  See page 3, Footnote 1, regarding 215 cut trees.

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MWCP BRIDGE:

The MWCP Bridge . . . Industrial Materials & Components . . . Large & Intrusive . . . has resulted in incontrovertible environmental damage Including Tree Removal, Soil Erosion, Increased Carbon Dioxide as the 215 cut trees no longer absorb this Greenhouse Gas and decreased levels of life sustaining Oxygen & Aquatic Nutrients In the LNC Watershed.  See Page 3 for photos of the bridge construction. 

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E-COLI . . . IS IT A THREAT?

The Georgia DNR has established an E-coli standard for urban waterways.  While 11 samples analyzed by the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper have exceeded the 1,000 MPN/ml threshold, 98 samples, or 90%, were within standard, indicating 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.

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Subsequently, The Georgia DOT And NBCA-MWCP Volunteers Cut 215 Trees At The Bridge Site, Rendering This Former Pristine Riparian Wildlife Habitat Into A Barren Zone.  The Fox, Coyote, River Otter, Blue Heron, Deer, Aquatic Creatures And Other Critters Are Now Absent.  See Page 3, Footnote 1, Regarding 215 Cut Trees.

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

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In 2016, PATH Cut 1,045 Additional Trees, Half A Mile In Length, To Construct This Second Concrete Trail Segment.  See Page 2, Footnote 1, Regarding 1,045 Cut Trees.

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Trees And Plants 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 Of CO2 In 2017 . . . Plus, Another 63,000 Pounds Of CO2 In 2018, Ad Infinitum.  The Annual Loss Of CO2 Absorption By Cut Trees Is Cumulative.  See Page 2, Footnote 1, Regarding CO2.

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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!

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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 kpowell@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

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