In February, over 40 volunteers from the Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy (AMPC) planted 1,700 plants to control erosion and stabilize the stream banks along sections of Peachtree Creek with help from Trees Atlanta.
Using only rubber mallets and pieces of rebar to create planting holes, volunteers planted elderberry, ninebark and silky dogwood. Only sticks when planted, the plants are now sprouting and will help reverse the devastating toll from the flooding of Atlanta Memorial Park on December 24, 2015.
On your next walk around the park, stop on the Northside Drive bridge and look down at one of the locations – the northern bank along Woodward Way – as it transforms from a sandy, barren bank into one full of native, bank stabilizing plantings.
Want to help on AMPC’s next project in the park? Join AMPC on April 9 for Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s Sweep the Hooch at Peachtree Creek. AMPC and EcoAddendum will also cohost a Memorial Park Naturalist and Birding Walk on May 14.