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, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos from the Jennie Drake Park work session on July 18th.
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
On Thursday, we had a water main break in the Park. Fortunately, the water flowed down the road into the storm drain. Workers had to cut down three trees to access the break.