Monday, April 1, 2013
Georgia Tech students are looking at English Ivy – a popular plant among landscapers – and its effect on the park.
That pretty-looking ivy you're admiring at Mason Mill Park could actually be hurting other plants and biosystems around it. That's the message a group of Georgia Tech students for residents after studying a species of plant commonly known as English Ivy. The students have been studying invasive species as part of a biology lab, according to floraphile, an Atlanta plants blog. From the post: The Atlanta Botanical Garden recently played host to a mini-film festival. The filmmakers were Georgia Tech students enrolled in Dr. Cara Gormally’s Biology 1511 laboratory. The films capped a semester-long project investigating the biological effects of the Urban Habitat Restoration Project at Mason Mill Park, part of an initiative to remove …
Monday, November 26, 2012
DeKalb County and Atlanta Botanical Garden are working to restore native plants to a section of the park. Help them out.
Got this thanks to the Clairmont Heights Civic Association. Dave Butler, DeKalb County's greenspace environment manager and a local resident, is running a joint project with the Atlanta Botanical Garden to restore native plants to a section of Mason Mill Park. He's looking for volunteers, preferably with tools. From the association's post: We’re working on signage for the restoration project that will be installed on or next to the boardwalk. The signs may be ready by the workday. Thanks, Dave Dave Butler Greenspace Environment Manager Natural Resources Management Office 330 W. Ponce DeLeon Ave. 6th Floor Decatur, GA 30030 (404) 371-2540 (O) (404) 660-7511 (C)
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The event begins Sunday morning at 9 a.m.
Friday, May 11, 2012
We wanted to know where your ideal "staycation" was in the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff community. The people voted Mason Mill Park as the place.
We asked earlier this week where you would go in the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff community if you had a day off. A "staycation" if you will. The answer? Mason Mill Park. The community's largest park edged out Medlock Park as the No. 1 staycation destination in this week's Readers' Choice poll. Mason Mill Park is the largest park in the North Druid Hills community. Its major features include a multi-use field, tennis courts, recreation center, picnic area, lake and trails, a community garden and other amenities. It also underwent a major renovation in 2010 and upgrades continue. Stay tuned to North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch until next Monday when we'll ask our readers for the best frozen yogurt joints in the community. If you have any …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
DeKalb County's "Mason Mill Day at the Park" has been rescheduled for May 5 from 1pm - 4pm.
If you have to explain it to your dog, blame it on the rain. The DeKalb County government has postponed its Mason Mill Day in the Park, scheduled for Saturday, due to poor weather expected to roll through the area. The county has rescheduled the event for May from 1pm - 4pm, according to a county statement. The county was planning to formally open Mason Mill Park's newly renovated dog park, its new PATH trail and a wetland project. The "Day in the Park" celebration is part of a series of activities organized in honor of National County Government Month. Since 1991, the National Association of Counties has encouraged counties across the country to actively promote county government programs and services by celebrating the month. The …
Monday, April 16, 2012
The county will celebrate the opening of the new dog park and the opening of the new PATH trail and wetland project on Saturday.
Come out and celebrate the opening of a new section of the PATH trail, the completion of the wetland project at the old Decatur water works site, and the opening of the dog park, all at Mason Mill Park this Saturday. Join the DeKalb County government at 2pm for the PATH/wetland project ribbon cutting ceremony and take a short walk to the dog park for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2:45pm. The "Day in the Park" celebration is part of a series of activities organized in honor of National County Government Month. Since 1991, the National Association of Counties has encouraged counties across the country to actively promote county government programs and services by celebrating the month. The celebration aims to raise public awareness and …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The event will be held April 21 at 2:45pm.
I get emails from time to time about the Mason Mill Dog Park, which I believe is essentially open at this point. But, if you want, the county is going to cut a proper ribbon on the place next month. District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader said the event will be held at Mason Mill Park on April 21 at 2:45pm, and county CEO Burrell Ellis will be there to congratualte the park and whatever dogs will inevitably be in attendance. The county will also be serving dog treats and other giveaways, so come early. Get your leash ready. CORRECTION: The subheadline and story incorrectly stated the date and time when the county plans to cut the ribbon for the dog park. It is April 21 at 2:45pm. The error has been changed in the story.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The two-year project will eliminate invasive species along the park's boardwalk trail and replace them with native ones.
A pretty cool, two-year project to help restore native species in Mason Mill Park is underway. And the people doing it need your help. From a post in the Clairmont Heights Civic Association's blog: The DeKalb County Natural Resources Management Office (NRMO) is a partner with the Atlanta Botanical Garden (ABG) in a grant to restore wildlife habitat in two county parks including Mason Mill Park. This is a two-year initiative and will include the removal of invasive plant species and the reintroduction of native species along the boardwalk trail in Mason Mill Park. This work will add to what was done 3 years ago with members of CHCA [Clairmont Heights Civic Association] and the community clearing invasive plants from a section of the park …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The body was that of 62-year-old Erik Barganier, the DeKalb County Medical Examiner's Office said Tuesday.
The body of a man found near Mason Mill Park late last month was 62-year-old Erik Lee Barganier, who lived nearby, the DeKalb County Medical Examiner's Office said Tuesday. The medical examiner has not determined the cause of death but believes he died of natural causes, an office official said. The office awaits the results of more tests. Barganier was found Jan. 24 near 1400 McConnell Dr. by surveyors working in the area. Berganier's family held a private service, a Grissom-Clark Funeral Home employee said.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
No cause of death was apparent, DeKalb County police said, and an autopsy is being performed.