Legacy Decatur is proud to announce receipt of a $50,000 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. This grant — combined with matching funds from the City of Decatur and partnerships with the city, Trees Atlanta, City Schools of Decatur, the Wylde Center, and Wild Nest — will provide environmental degradation mitigation and education opportunities at Legacy Park’s Postal Pond through the installation of a boardwalk along its shoreline.
The project will greatly assist efforts to bolster on-going environmental preservation, education, and recreation programs, protecting the pond from erosion and sediment build-up while providing safer access to the pond and wetlands for students participating in environmental field trips.
Located in the South River watershed, the waters of Legacy Park flow into Shoal Creek, an EPD 303(d) impaired stream. The boardwalk will be complemented by Trees Atlanta’s work with invasives removal and native plant restoration in the woodland and riparian areas of the property.
City Schools of Decatur, together with Legacy Park nonprofit tenants the Wylde Center and Wild Nest, will use the boardwalk for environmental education field trips to better understand aquatic and avian ecosystems.
Finally, the project will expand recreational opportunities for the broader community, creating a safe and welcoming place for gathering, exploring, reflection and play.
Learn more about this National Fish and Wildlife grant program here.