The South Fork Conservancy builds and connects trails along Peachtree Creek in Atlanta and DeKalb County. 

Fund gives $500K for Buckhead pedestrian bridge

An organization that is endorsed by the creator of the Atlanta BeltLine just got another supprotive nod in its direction. 

500,000 of them, to be exact. 

Local foundation Kendeda Fund pledged half a million dollars to the South Fork Conservancy, which builds and connects trails along Peachtree Creek in Atlanta and DeKalb County. 

The news was announced to key supporters at a recent event hosted by co-chairs of South Fork's first capital campaign, Billy Hall and Joni Winston. The group hopes to raise more than $2 million to build an "iconic pedestrian bridge, footpaths and other improvements that will link the Lindbergh area, PATH400 and the Atlanta BeltLine to South Fork’s existing creekside trails," according to a news release. 

Shortly before the announcement, Gravel, who collaborated with Hall and South Forkco-founder Sally Sears on the conservancy’s initial vision plan, conveyed his support.

“This topography and this terrain and this kind of watershed is all over Atlanta, but ‘all over Atlanta’ isn’t doing this,” Gravel said. “I think that the South Fork vision here is a real model for the rest of the region in terms of connectivity, stream restoration, nature, biodiversity and all the other kinds of elements that are part of this plan.”

When the guy who's known for inspiring the Beltline endorses your vision, you're probably on to something. 

»MORE: Brookhaven unanimously votes to adopt Peachtree Creek Greenway

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