As we watched helplessly on January 18, decades’ worth of Druid Hills hardwoods were cut down in just six hours. Many more could be destroyed on February 14.
For the past ten years, the Druid Hills Civic Association has been embroiled in multiple lawsuits with lawyer/developer Robert Buckler, who wants to crowd seven houses on three adjoining heavily wooded lots, next to Burbanck Park – at the corner of Clifton and Oxford.
Should this development be allowed, the nature and character of Druid Hills WILL CHANGE FOREVER.
To learn more about the fight to Deny The Clifton Ridge development, click here.
We need your help, please DONATE right now – standing together, we CAN win this fight.
The Druid Hills Civic Association is sponsoring a meeting on January 29, at 7:30 p.m., for a discussion on coyotes living within intown communities in Atlanta.
The meeting will begin with three speakers:
Chip Elliott, a coyote trapper who has been working throughout the metro Atlanta area for over 20 years. He was recently hired by private citizens to trap coyotes in Druid Hills.
Chris Mowry, an associate professor and head of the biology department at Berry College. A former resident of Druid Hills, he has studied coyotes in the southeast and Yellowstone National Park, and he’s currently talking with local and state officials about a proposal to study coyotes in Atlanta.
Mary A. Paglieri, a consultant with Little Blue Society in the San Francisco area. The Society specializes in human-animal conflict resolution, and Mary is the Director of Program Design and Implementation.
The speakers will be followed by a generous Q&A period.
The Church of the Epiphany is located at the corner of East Lake Rd. and Ponce de Leon Ave. (2089 Ponce de Leon Ave; Atlanta, GA 30307). The entrance drive to the church is on East Lake Rd. The meeting will be held in the parish hall.
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
As the Druid Hills Civic Association approaches its 75th anniversary, we ask that you take a walk or drive through our neighborhood, watch the last leaves fall from the trees – and promptly join or renew your membership for 2013.
While our recent survey indicates that we have work to do, please consider that the Druid Hills Civic Association is an organization of volunteers that has kept faith with our community in three ways with which we all can agree:
Preservation of the parks, streetscapes, and architecture which were central to the vision of the landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted;
Perpetuation of the essential residential nature of Druid Hills, minimizing commercial intrusion; and
Protection from high-density development.
At the close of the year, many of us feel overwhelmed by requests for our beneficence. We believe that the Druid Hills Civic Association should stay high on your list. After all, for 75 years we have represented the place where you live!
HOW TO JOIN OR RENEW:
-Online via PayPal at: druidhills.org/join-the-dhca
-Obtain a Printable Membership Form. Make checks payable to “Druid Hills Civic Association” and mail to: P.O. Box 363, Decatur, GA 30031.
Thank you for your generosity and support.
DHCA Membership Committee
Registration is now closed
Back by popular demand, our neighborhood yard sale! A easy way to get rid of your unwanted stuff and keep all the money you make from your sales. No fuss, no hassle! The Druid Hills Civic Association will advertise the sale in the Atlanta Journal Constitution and the surrounding neighborhood. Plus a yard sale sign will be provided for your yard. All you have to do is drag your stuff to your front yard and start selling!
The American Kidney Fund will have trucks in the neighborhood picking up items you want to leave on the curb at the end of yard sale day. What a deal! You make money and don’t have to take anything back into the house at the end of the day. The DHCA will also have a map locating all participating houses on the DHCA website. Registration cost is only $25.00.
Three simple steps to register (Registration is now closed):
1. Please e-mail your full name, phone# and street address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please let us know if you want the American Kidney Fund to pick up left over yard sale items at your house? You will receive a reply with additional information.
2. Pay the $25 fee using PayPal. Your PayPal email receipt will serve as your payment confirmation.
3. Start getting your sale items ready!
For more information, please contact:
DHCA Yard Sale
PO Box 363
Decatur, GA. 30031-0363
How can humans and coyotes coexist?
Urban coyote problems in Atlanta will be addressed with a focus on facts about coyotes and information on community concerns.
Featured speakers will be coyote researcher Dr. Chris Mowry, Chairman, Biology Department at Berry College, and Dr. Larry Wilson, ecologist at Fernbank Science Center.
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Time: 7:00 P.M. – 8 P.M.
Where: Fernbank Science Center
156 Heaton Park Drive
(across from Fernbank Elementary School)
Jim Cherry Planetarium