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Friends School of Atlanta partners with East Decatur Greenway

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Friends School of Atlanta partners with East Decatur Greenway

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The Friends School of Atlanta is working to develop their environmental education program by partnering with East Decatur Greenway.

The East Decatur Greenway was given the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Grant in May of 2014 to improve the land as it was “a public health concern.” Today, the greenway is home to a rainwater conservation garden along with a trail for walking and biking. The trail starts near the Friends School of Atlanta on Columbia Drive and runs along Kati Kerr Drive, eventually making its way toward the Avondale MARTA station.

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“As East Decatur Greenway continues to enhance its property, students in all grades at Friends School of Atlanta will have the unique opportunity to learn while simultaneously contributing to a community asset,” the Head of School at FSA, Waman French said in a recent press release.

As part of the FSA’s mission, “to provide challenging academics in a diverse environment,” a recent press release reported that FSA students and teachers have already begun working with East Decatur Greenway.

For example, students submitted proposals to the East Decatur Greenway planning committee of their design ideas for the trail. Additionally, middle schoolers earned certifications in water testing to help the state accumulate official data for the creek by the East Decatur Greenway.

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