News Release April 30, 2015 Questions? 404-213-0127
CONSERVANCY ENTERS NEW PHASE, SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The South Fork Conservancy needs help with an ambitious plan to link intown Peachtree Creek tributaries to Emory University via low-impact trails. Three separate trails are nearing completion, and a plan to connect them at the headwaters of Peachtree Creek near Buckhead and the BeltLine is underway.
"We are calling our next phase The Confluence Trails, at the headwaters of Peachtree Creek beneath I-85 and Georgia 400 near Lindbergh Drive," explains South Fork Board Chair Bob Kerr.
"Now we need a confluence of supporters to make the Confluence Trail a reality. The South Fork's success in our first five years showed us the demand for more connected low impact trails. We need to add staff to make our vision of connecting people to the creeks come true," Kerr said. "Our founding Executive Director Sally Sears wants to return to the board to raise the funds to complete this important project. We need to hire her successor with experience in non-profits and building projects." South Fork Board member Anthony Powers with Intown Ace Hardware on Scott Boulevard is leading the board's search committee.
Successful trail building and creek restoration includes the 12 acre DeKalb County Zonolite Park, near Briarcliff Road, and the half mile Cheshire Farm Trail between Cheshire Bridge Road and Lindbergh Drive. These projects required comprehensive partnerships with federal, state and local governments, plus Trees Atlanta, Park Pride, the Kendeda Fund, the Million Mile Greenway and US Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
The Cheshire Farm Trail cost a million dollars from Georgia Road and Toll Authority funds, and partnerships with the Lindridge Martin Manor Neighborhood Association and the Lindbergh LaVista Corridor Coalition.
For more information, and maps and directions to the new trails, go to the website at www.SouthForkConservancy.org. Inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.