Lantern Parade

More than 10,000 people lit the Eastside Trail with lanterns at the 2013 Lantern Parade.
Photo Credit: Sinan Sinharoy

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Environmental Initiatives

You may have noticed the structures on the hill across from Two Urban Licks on the Eastside Trail. These structures, called fascines, are part of the effort to reduce erosion and preserve the plantings on the hill. Made of natural materials, the fascines help catch sediment and organic debris, gradually building a layer of soil […] Read more
posted in Environmental Initiatives, Volunteer // 11/26/13
We are always so thankful for our volunteers, and this year, Turner Volunteer Day brought folks out to the Urban Agriculture site on the southwest corridor. Employees from Turner Broadcasting come together annually to volunteer for nonprofits, and over 90 Atlanta Turner employees came out to the Urban Agriculture site this year. Twenty-six trees were planted, including three […] Read more
The 2013 National Brownfields Conference came to Atlanta on May 15 of this year, and the Atlanta BeltLine was a prominent presence. The Conference convenes every 18 months and is the largest event in the nation focusing on environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment. Brownfields are defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as property that has […] Read more
Atlanta BeltLine to be Featured Prominently in Upcoming National Brownfields Conference ATLANTA – With approximately 1,100 acres of former industrial sites along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, brownfield remediation is a significant component of this 22-mile urban redevelopment project. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes the significance of the Atlanta BeltLine and, on May 8 awarded […] Read more
Keep Atlanta Beautiful, Trees Atlanta, the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. spearheaded this year’s successful Earth Day on the Atlanta BeltLine. With additional support from Park Pride, the Atlanta Community ToolBank, District 2 City Council Member Kwanza Hall, and neighborhood partners, over 300 volunteers tirelessly planted 1.5 acres of native grasses (roughly 20,000 individual grass plugs), […] Read more
Over the course of 2012, the Atlanta BeltLine reached several new significant milestones. The 2012 Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Annual Report reviews the highlights in all of the project’s program areas and also includes a few new features. Summaries of ABI’s work on Parks, Trails, Transit, Affordable Housing, Economic Development, Art and Sustainability are available, and […] Read more
Registration is underway for the 2013 Earth Day on the Atlanta BeltLine on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Park Pride, Trees Atlanta, the Atlanta Community Tool Bank, Keep Atlanta Beautiful, and neighborhood partners are working together to plant native grass along the Eastside Trail on the Atlanta BeltLine to […] Read more
An aspect of the Atlanta BeltLine that is one of the project’s pillars, but receives less attention than parks, trails and transit, is brownfield remediation. From a regulatory perspective, brownfields have a very specific definition, but the term is often used to describe a location with some degree of contamination. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s program management […] Read more
Historic Fourth Ward Park from Atlanta Regional Commission on Vimeo. On Friday, October 12, the Atlanta Regional Commission bestowed its highest honor upon Historic Fourth Ward Park, the Development of Excellence Award. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, the Department of Watershed Management, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, the Trust for […] Read more
For the past four years, the transit and transportation team at the Atlanta BeltLine has worked tirelessly towards completion of a critical study that lays the groundwork for future federal funding. The Tier 1 Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) determines the alignment of transit and trails in the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, advances transit implementation, and makes […] Read more
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