NPU-V May Virtual Meeting (5/10) @ 7pm!

Join us for our monthly meeting for residents of Neighborhood Planning Unit V! NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.
 

The meeting will be held on Monday, April  12th, at 7pm via Zoom.  Participants will need to register in advance for this meeting via this link:

To join, click: https://zoom.us/j/99211320112
Meeting ID: 992 1132 0112
Dial-In: 646-558-8656, access code, 99211320112#
Call-in participants will be able to “raise their hand” by dialing *9 during the meeting. NPU-V board members hosting the meeting will be able to see any participants with raised hands and recognize them for asking questions or recording tallies for voting matters.

If you have questions about the Zoom meeting, please email npuzoomroom4@atlantaga.gov and the NPU-V board Zoom hosts will be able to help.

The City of Atlanta is divided into 25 Neighborhood Planning Units or NPUs, which are citizen advisory councils that make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on zoning, land use, and other planning issues. The NPU system was established in 1974 to provide an opportunity for citizens to participate actively in the Comprehensive Development Plan, which is the city’s long-term vision for the next five, ten, and fifteen years into the future. It is also used as a way for citizens to receive information concerning all functions of city government.
 
See you there!

Save The Old Atlanta Prison Farm

In 2017, the City of Atlanta Planning Dept proposed combining the Prison Farm, Constitution Lakes, and Southside Park Atlanta into one 600+-acre regional park. This was laid out in the The Atlanta City Design: Aspiring to the Beloved Community document that was adopted by Council, and is the basis for the South River Forest Vision that is supported by the many residents, community groups, and nonprofit organizations that make up the South River Forest Coalition.

This threat, coupled with land swap at Intrenchment Creek Park only highlights the urgency needed for getting people excited about the South River Forest Vision. We have a small, committed team of folks diligently working on this project, but we need more help. If you have time to give, please reach out to see how you can plug in.

You can find more from our friends at Save the Old Atlanta Prison Farm and how you can get involved here:
https://www.facebook.com/atlantaprisonfarm/posts/1714979925372244

Their GoFundMe can be found here:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/3mdzu-help-stoapf-with-ongoing-expenses

The South River Is One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers: PLEASE ACT NOW

BREAKING NEWS: South River makes “America’s Most Endangered Rivers” list requiring URGENT ACTION.

Please write Decision Makers NOW:
https://act.americanrivers.org/page/28231/action/1?ea.tracking.id=b3xp3lrp

The rivers on the list aren’t the nation’s “worst” or most polluted rivers. According to American Rivers, three factors put rivers on the list:

1. The magnitude of the threat.
2. The significance of the river to people and nature.
3. A critical decision point in the coming year.

Over the years, publicity about the top 10 list has helped spur many successes, including the removal of outdated dams and the prevention of harmful development and pollution.

The South River came in at #4. More about why the South River made the list here: https://endangeredrivers.americanrivers.org/south-river/

Intrenchment Creek has the most *impervious* surface of any tributary feeding into the South River. What happens in our part of the watershed affects everyone. Let’s do our part to improve the South River! A good way to start is by following and supporting our friends at South River Watershed Alliance. And thanks to our friends at American Rivers for spotlighting our watershed with this important designation.

We and partners, including the South River Watershed Alliance, are calling on federal agencies and DeKalb County to enforce clean water standards and undertake all necessary actions and investments to ensure Clean Water Act protections for the South River and impacted communities in a timely manner.  Over the next 12 months, we will execute our regional and national communications strategies to spotlight this river and spur action to address the threats that sewage pollution poses to the south River. We hope that you will share this report and upcoming press coverage via your networks and social media channels -and take action by telling EPA to protect the South River now. All you need is here.

SAVE THE DATE (5/22) for our May Meeting

The Intrenchment Creek Community Stewardship Council will be hosting our next bi-monthly meeting on Saturday, May 22 at 11:00 am. It will be a virtual meeting, and you can join via Zoom using the following information:

Meeting Details
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3577790612
Meeting ID: 357 779 0612

+13126266799,,3577790612#

We’re also looking for supporters and members of our communities to sign up and join a committee so that we can advance our work to restore, revitalize, and protect the ecological health of our south Atlanta communities. If you’re interested in working with a committee, please sign up here:
https://forms.gle/Rf1Bp6TKE2LQxR8V7

And you can find the Facebook event here (please share with your networks!): https://fb.me/e/drQBjcMl8

If you would like to learn more, please follow us on FacebookTwitter, and our website.

NPU – PAL Amazing Race

Good Day,

 I am emailing  you in regards to a virtual fundraising event for the Atlanta Police Athletic League (PAL).  Each zone/section must race to raise the amount of $800 or more for Atlanta Police Athletic League (PAL) programs.

 1st Place: That zone/section will receive a Catered Lunch.

 2nd Place: That zone/section will receive a Dessert Bar.

 The zone/section that places last will be taught a TikTok dance by Atlanta PAL youth. The video will be posted on the Atlanta Police Department’s social media pages.

 If you would like to advertise your business, please send me a 30 second video in (landscape) telling us about  your  business, your community impact, and why you support the Atlanta Police Athletic League .  All videos must be submitted by Monday, May 3rd.  There is no cost, but please donate something to the Atlanta Police zone/section in your area.  You can donate by going to  PALAMAZINGRACE.ORG, click on donate and then go down to use donation for and select the zone/section.

 We are also in need of individuals to display their talent during the virtual event.  If you know individuals who would like to display their talents, please send me their name and contact information or have them to contract Tango Lemon.

 The event flyer is attached.

Thank you,
Tango Lemon