Dekalb County GA in conjunction with PATH Foundation and Mercer University are considering building a 12' wide concrete bike road through the Henderson Mill Creek floodplain, a 2 mile long but relatively narrow strip of currently undeveloped wilderness in an AE-rated floodplain. It is heavily forested, frequently flooded, and home to wetlands with a surprisingly wide variety of flora and fauna. The planned construction will remove a wide swathe of trees and brush, encroach on on the creek bank for much of the length of the route, and breach the required 75' riparian buffer throughout.
We are a local neighborhood group that does not want to see this beautiful, currently undisturbed floodplain damaged by the heavy-duty construction that such a bike road would entail. We are collecting donations to cover ongoing and upcoming expenses in our efforts to block this potential PATH/Dekalb/Mercer development.
To date, we have created several rounds of flyers, built and maintained a website and mailing list, sponsored an online petition, created yard signs, created meeting signs, and made an initial round of Freedom of Information Act (FoIA)/Georgia Open Records Act (GORA) requests. We are now gearing up for a 2nd expanded round of FoIA/GORA requests to a range of governmental and regulatory agencies in order to retrieve related financial, environmental, and permitting documentation. We are also continuing expansion of our website, maintenance of our group mailing list, and may need to generate more rounds of flyers and signs in the future.
Whatever you can give would be a big help! We greatly appreciate any and all donations. :)
If you'd like to see additional information prior to donating, please visit us at http://savehendersonmillcreek.org.