About East Decatur Greenway

Mission

We are a nonprofit corporation, with the IRS 501(c)3 designation. Our mission is to create community greenspace, remediate environmental contamination, and build safe trails for bicycling and walking in this densely populated part of DeKalb County.

Environmental Contamination/Watershed Protection/Education

We have successfully remediated the environmental contamination at 890 Columbia Drive (a former gas station), thereby contributing to the health of Georgia’s waterways and the local community. We will partner with nearby schools to create opportunities for environmental education and to serve as a model for other communities facing similar challenges.

Bicycling and Walking Paths

To provide alternative urban transportation, provide safety for cyclists and pedestrians, and to promote healthy lifestyles, the greenway will include a walking and bicycle path extending from 890 Columbia Drive to the Avondale MARTA station.

2018 Update

The petroleum remediation is complete! EDG has fulfilled all requirements of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division and the US Environmental Protection Agency.

With additional funding from EPA through Dekalb County, we have been able to complete the final site preparation that has transformed this former gas station into a beautiful park. Generous donations from Plants Creative Landscapes and Buck Jones Nursery enabled us to make the funds go farther. EDG has partnered with The Friends School of Atlanta to maintain and improve the new greenspace.

This property at 890 Columbia Drive, along with several adjacent small parcels will create over two acres of greenspace that can be used by several local schools, two neighborhood associations (Forrest Hills and Midway Woods), Columbia Presbyterian Church, the Methodist Children’s Home, and many other residents of the area.

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