July 18, 2019
  • Water Sampling - Nickajack Creek - RSVP required

    July 18, 2019  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Nickajack Park

    This activity requires an RSVP because the date and time are subject to change.
    Send an email of interest to: riverlinega@gmail.com

    Learn how monthly water samples are collected from Nickajack Creek for the Neighborhood Water Watch program administered by the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.
    More info here: http://riverline.org/waterways-2/

    Optional: 
    Ride along to the Riverkeeper's Atlanta office to observe water sample procedures and the water testing laboratory.  Experience the ambiance of the historic Puritan Mill office complex, a site listed on the National Register of Historic Places, that houses The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper's office at 916 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
    https://www.puritan-mill.com/

    Pending date for Chuck & Wayne.

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July 20, 2019
  • Turner-Sewell Cemetery Care-RSVP required

    July 20, 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Veterans Memorial Hwy & Discovery Blvd - RSVP for directions

    The historic Turner-Sewell Cemetery was adopted by The River Line Historic Area under
    Cobb County's Adopt-A-Cemetery Program on October 21, 2011.

    A limited number of adults are needed to cut invasive vegetation in this historic family cemetery. If you are available to help, please notify RiverLineGA@gmail.com and we will respond with additional information.

    In 1851 Daniel R.Turner owned 740 acres along the Chattahoochee River in Cobb County and operated the Mayson-Turner ferry across the Chattahoochee at today's Veteran's Memorial Hwy. His first born son, John Turner, owned the house which stood at 5811 Oakdale Road, demolislhed February 2015 by the City of Smyrna. Daniel and John are both buried at the Turner-Sewell Cemetery along with other family members.

    More information:
    http://riverline.org/cemeteries/
    which operates under the Cobb County Adopt-A-Cemetery Program.
    https://www.cobbcounty.org/community-development/planning/historic-preservation/cemetery-preservation-commission
    Turner Family History
    http://riverline.org/history/

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August 8, 2019
  • Cobb PARKS Public Meeting for Historic Park on Henderson Rd.

    August 8, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    South Cobb Community Center, 620 Lions Club Dr, Mableton, GA 30126, USA

    Invitation from Tom Bills at Cobb County PARKS

    Greetings and Thank you to those who attended the first Public Input Meeting for the Henderson Road Property Park Master Plan. We appreciate your participation in this important process, and your willingness to share your ideas for potential future development of this beautiful property. Cobb PARKS and our consultants have evaluated the ideas and comments we received earlier, and have incorporated them as appropriate into the plan.

    We will present the updated Henderson Road Property plan at the second Public Input Meeting on Thursday August 8, 6:30 to 8:00 PM. The meeting will be at the South Cobb Community Center in Lions Park, 620 Lions Club Drive.

    The full schedule for Park Master Plan meetings, along with related information, is available at the following web address:
    https://www.cobbcounty.org/parks/news/public-meetings-scheduled-plan-park-properties-future

    Here's more information about this 28-acre Henderson Road woodland park acquired by Cobb County which includes historic Howell's Mill and Federal Civil War trenches with well-defined artillery forts. This Civil War battlefield is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Here's how the 28-acre Henderson Rd. historic park was assembled:
    In 2004 Cobb County purchased the first 7 acres with funding from the Gov. Barnes green space program.  This section of the park includes a Civil War Union trench line, fort, and land bordering Howell Mill dam.  Due to the funding source, this is protected greenspace by the authority of the State of Georgia.

    The 2006 park bond funding rescued 16 acres of the Henderson Road acreage from the clutches of a massive townhome development. A developer had already razed the modest homes pictured in the photo collection below and began land disturbance activity before selling the land to Cobb County as a historic nature preserve.  Today you can still see some of the developer's orange protective fencing around the Civil War earthworks.

    The 2008 park bond, which was finally executed in 2018, funded the acquisition of
    an additional 5 acres along Veterans Memorial Hwy. including a brick ranch house and some out buildings.  A few years ago, the home owner kept his horses in a corral behind the house.

    Below is a River Line Historic Area photograph collection of the Henderson Rd. property
    prior to development activity around 2005
    https://www.facebook.com/RiverLineHistoricArea/photos/a.359711660798800/359746570795309/?type=3&theater

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August 15, 2019
  • Water Sampling - Nickajack Creek - RSVP required

    August 15, 2019  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Nickajack Park

    This activity requires an RSVP because the date and time are subject to change.
    Send an email of interest to: riverlinega@gmail.com

    Learn how monthly water samples are collected from Nickajack Creek for the Neighborhood Water Watch program administered by the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.
    More info here: http://riverline.org/waterways-2/

    Optional: 
    Ride along to the Riverkeeper's Atlanta office to observe water sample procedures and the water testing laboratory.  Experience the ambiance of the historic Puritan Mill office complex, a site listed on the National Register of Historic Places, that houses The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper's office at 916 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
    https://www.puritan-mill.com/

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August 17, 2019
  • Hooper-McWilliams Cemetery Restoration-RSVP required

    August 17, 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    5411 S Cobb Dr SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

    The historic Hooper-McWilliams family cemetery was adopted by The River Line Historic Area on September 6, 2016. It is located next to the McDonough Georgia Power Plant near the Chattahoochee River on South Cobb Drive.

    We need a limited number of adult volunteers to maintain this cemetery by eradicating invasive vegetation. If you can help, send a RSVP note to riverlinega@gmail.com and more details will be sent in return. Appropriate attire includes gloves, long pants, sturdy shoes, socks and hat. Bring your water bottle and if you have them, small hand pruners.

    The pioneering Thomas Hooper family owned 531 acres along the Chattahoochee River in 1851.

    More information:
    http://riverline.org/cemeteries/
    http://riverline.org/history/

    Cobb County Adopt-A-Cemetery Program. https://www.cobbcounty.org/community-development/planning/historic-preservation/cemetery-preservation-commission

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