EDG recieves additional NFWF grant for wildlife habitat
In July of 2018, EDG received an additional $30,000 in grant funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to continue environmental education outreach, invasive species removal, and introduction of native plants. Invasive species such as kudzu are periodically removed with the help of partners at Trees Atlanta, community volunteers, and visiting goats.
EDG receives additional EPA subgrant
From Atlanta Business Chronicle, May 25, 2017:
As the remaking of metro Atlanta continues apace, cleaning up and re-purposing some of the area’s most problematic properties requires more than a motivated developer with a permit, a bulldozer and a construction crew. READ ARTICLE
Groundbreaking November 2016
After almost four years of planning, the PATH Foundation has begun construction of the East Decatur Greenway Trail! The 1.1 mile bicycle/pedestrian trail will provide safe, off-the-road access to the Avondale MARTA station from the trailhead at 890 Columbia Drive.
These photos, taken on November 3, mark the very beginning of the project–the construction entrance located at the Avondale MARTA parking lot. Over the next three weeks, workers will install erosion control over the entire length of the trail. The trail construction process is estimated to last three to four months.
The Avondale MARTA parking lot is the future site of a mixed-use development that is scheduled to begin before the end of the year. The developer, Columbia Ventures, has worked closely with East Decatur Greenway to design a state-of-the art bicycle/pedestrian plaza.
The groundbreaking ceremony of the Avondale MARTA transit oriented development, where the EDG Trail will terminate on a state of the art pedestrian/cyclist plaza.
Work Begins 2015
The work begins today, November 11, at 890 Columbia Drive, the former Speed Trip gas station! Contractors are installing the erosion control measures. As soon as Dekalb county inspects this, the petroleum remediation will start, we hope next week. You’ll see big trucks and excavation equipment at the site for the next few weeks, removing the petroleum-contaminated soil.
Thanks to all our community, who have supported this project in many ways–letters, emails, donations.
Frequently Asked Questions: Brownfield Cleanup
East Decatur Greenway is undertaking cleanup activities at 890 Columbia Drive, Decatur, Georgia. Below is an overview of frequently asked questions regarding the cleanup plans. Have another question? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit it via Facebook. East Decatur Greenway Cleanup FAQ (PDF)
Request for Proposals
East Decatur Greenway (EDG) announces a request for proposals (RFP) to conduct corrective actions at the EDG site located at 890 Columbia Drive in Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia. As is discussed further in the Corrective Action Plan (CAP), this property is a former gasoline station.
The deadline for submission is September 7, 2015 at 5:00 pm. See these two documents for the RFP details and the CAP.
East Decatur Greenway Design Competition
East Decatur Greenway is launching a competition to solicit designs ideas for the future community greenspace and trailhead being developed at 890 Columbia Drive, Decatur, Georgia. The competition is limited to landscape architecture students and emerging professionals who live in Georgia and are members of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Applications are due September 1, 2015. East Decatur Greenway will award $1,500 to the winner of the competition.