Support for Re-Opening of Fernbank Forest

Fernbank Forest has been closed to the public for almost 2 years now, after having been accessible to all for decades.
I and several others are trying to get Fernbank Forest re-opened to the public.
Please help by looking at this online petition, signing and sharing with as many people as possible.
Thank you,
Noemi N. Vega
Noemi Vega April 10, 2014 at 12:07 AM
Here is a beautiful article on Fernbank Forest that was written almost 2 years ago. http://www.examiner.com/article/requiem-for-fernbank-science-center-forest
Noemi Vega April 22, 2014 at 09:56 AM
One way I am going to celebrate Earth Day today is by trying to spread news of the Ferbank Forest petition around town. We need to keep trying and gaining support in our cause. The original entrance to the Forest at the Fernbank Science Center side that was used by many and for so long is locked up now with a "Welcome to Fernbank Forest" sign placed there by Fernbank, Inc.
Noemi Vega April 24, 2014 at 04:59 PM
There is a new web site: openfernbankforest.com where you can post and get more info. The website is new and the info posted is slow going, but we are trying. Thank you so much.
Noemi Vega May 12, 2014 at 04:03 PM
Found plans for Fernbank Forest: http://dirt.asla.org/category/landscape-architecture/page/8/ This says that the Forest is in good shape and that elevated walkways and a boardwalk will be installed. This Fernbank, Inc. "remodeling" does not look good. We have boardwalks at Medlock Park and walkways at the botanical gardens; we do not need this in an old growth Forest. Ms. Neugent told the community that the Forest was not safe to enter while they remove invasive plant species; it sounds more like until they complete these projects, and get the public used to paying to enter the Forest. She and her group are transforming the Forest into an attraction. There was an article on "Creative Loafing" that came out: http://clatl.com/atlanta/fernbank-fight/Content?oid=11086104 Let Ms. Neugent know you do not want these added features in the Forest which will keep many people out who cannot pay and that will change the look and possibly hurt the health of the Forest. susan.neugent@fernbankmuseum.org


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