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Photo Contest Winners!

The Jennie Drake Park Photo Contest for Kids winners were announced Saturday at the monthly work session.  Participants were to take pictures of birds in the park, and correctly identify the birds they photographed.

First Place:  Jadae Rashid

 

Second Place:  Syjae Rashid

 

Third Place:  Maci Lauren Wyatt

 

Winners were presented with prizes and framed photos of their entries.

Bryan Jenkins Receives the 2016 Chattahoochee River Keeper’s Volunteer Award

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Bryan Jenkins, Vice-Chair of the Jennie Drake Park Steering Committee, received this year’s Chattahoochee River Keepers Volunteers Award.  The volunteers collect water samples from the creeks which feed the Chattahoochee River.  These samples are tested for water quality.  By collecting the samples, any raw sewage can be detected and reported to authorities, keeping the sewage spill in check.

Congratulations, Bryan!

Volunteer Appreciation Day

Vote for Pauline Drake and Jennie Drake Park!

Dr. Pauline Drake is one of three finalists for this year’s Cox Conserves Heroes Award.  Each of the three finalists received $5,000 dollars to be used in improving their outdoor project.  The winner of the Cox Conserves Award will receive an additional $5,000 dollars for their project.  If Pauline wins the award, it would mean a total of $10,000 dollars for improvements at Jennie Drake Park.

Cox Enterprises (WSB-TV) and the Trust for Public Land recognize volunteers that create, preserve or enhance the shared outdoor spaces in their communities. Pauline was nominated for her leadership in bringing her mother’s vision of a neighborhood park to reality.  Pauline will be quick to point out that it’s the volunteers that make it happen.

Jennie Drake Park is located in Historic Collier Heights at the corner of Oldknow Drive and Waterford Rd.

She needs your vote!

 

 

For information on Jennie Drake Park visit www.jenniedrakepark.org  or email us at jenniedrakepark@gmail.com.

 

July 18th Work Session

 

Photos from the Jennie Drake Park work session on July 18th.

 

 

 

June 20th Work Session

Last October, we began working on the area of Jennie Drake Park at the corner of Oldknow Drive and Waterford Road. This had been a dumping ground for many years. On the October 18th work session,  we pulled out several tires and filled a lot of bags with bottles, cans and other trash. We also pulled out a roll of chain link fence that someone had dumped there.

On Saturday, June 20th,  with the help of the City of Atlanta Corrections Department, a group of inmates, directed by Officer Ronald Jordan, built a path from the corner of the Park down to the main trail. As you can see from the pictures, the area (and the path) looks great!

Turtle in the Park

 

This little guy/gal was found nesting near the Park entrance by Pauline and Michael Drake.  They moved the turtle into the Park near the stream.  It appears to be an Eastern Mud Turtle http://srelherp.uga.edu/turtles/kinsub.htm