Community Partners

Lindbergh LaVista Corridor Coalition

This important corporation of residents and businesses near the creek adopted a 30 year visionary plan called "Blueprints for Successful Communities Study".

A steady partner with the South Fork Conservancy, this 501-c-3 organization provides history, financial support  and active neighbors engaged in creating the trails and greenspace improvements in Lindridge-Martin Manor, LaVista Park, Woodland Hills, Cheshire Bridge, Briar Vista and Zonolite.

The Nickel Bottom Garden is a new group of tenants and residential neighbors tending the garden we are creating as a trail head at Zonolite Park.

The Parkwood Garden works on an important tributary to Peavine Creek restoring a long-neglected area between East and West Parkwood Drives in Decatur. 

The West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA) is sharing remedies and personnel with us on a similar project at Cascade Springs Nature Preserve on Utoy Creek.

Universities

Emory University faculty in Environmental Sciences used South Fork projects for assignments in restoring native species, community building and mapping.

Georgia State University geography professors are creating cell phone applications for GPS mapping of non-native invasive domination and removal over time.

Nonprofits

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a partner in the Peachtree Creek Confluence Restoration project, helping to restore the park and trail along the confluence.

Park Pride led the public visioning process for the Conservancy.

Piedmont Park Conservancy is a partner in the Peachtree Creek Confluence Restoration project.

Trees Atlanta is providing trees and staff to lead volunteer planting days as part of the Peachtree Confluence Restoration project. Trees Atlanta oversaw ten thousand dollars of tree restoration at Zonolite Park in the first planting season after the pollution was removed.

The American Chestnut Foundation trusted the South Fork with advanced hybrid trees resistant to Chinese Chestnut blight for restoration along the creek.

The Fernbank Museum of Natural History provides us office space with the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance (OLPA).

Businesses

CH2M-HILL and Perkins+Will are providing hundreds of pro-bono hours of design and pricing expertise.

NewFields has donated pro bono mapping and planning services and is committed to providing support services, as needed, to fill in the gaps in mapping and planning available from others.

Public Sector

DeKalb County and the City of Atlanta are deeply familiar with our projects. Their watershed departments have spent hundreds of hours answering questions, walking the trails and advising us on how to transform our plans into reality with the appropriate departments.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources gave DeKalb County its first-ever recreational trails grant for Zonolite Park to build the Conservancy’s master planned trails and trailhead.

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) provided engineers, historians and bridge designers to walk the trails multiple times seeking the best solutions to build trails along and beneath some of the city’s most heavily traveled roads and interstate highways.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency included design work prepared by the South Fork Conservancy as they ordered repairs to the flood plain at Zonolite.  The aesthetic and practical success of the rain garden created there is a direct result of collaboration with EPA engineers, DeKalb County and South Fork Conservancy planners.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service helped with trail planning at the confluence and hopes to partner on an urban wildlife refuge plan. 

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