Alpharetta to use for Georgia Out of doors Stewardship funding

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In 2019, Alpharetta applied to the program for the Wills Park Streambank Restoration project but did not receive funding. The City Council recently gave the city’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Services a blessing to pre-apply again for a Conserve Georgia grant requesting $1,277,080 to restore the riverfront at Wills Park. The grant requires a minimum coverage of 25% of the total project cost, in this case $319,277.

The project will realign the creek by installing rock and log J-hooks, rock cross flags, engineered ripples and plunge pools, replacing a rusting culvert with a bridge, and stabilizing the creek banks with toe guards, vegetated floor elevators, full creek bank and bench mats and live use.