Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Nancy Creek is centerpiece for new Marist campus trail

Published March 17, 2016

ATLANTA—Marist School received a donation of 200 tree saplings from Trees Atlanta, a nonprofit dedicated to replacing trees and protecting green space in the Atlanta area. The saplings were planted along Nancy Creek, where Marist School has been doing extensive work to remove invasive species.

“The trees we received will grow into the banks, helping to stabilize them and prevent further erosion,” said Amelia Gleaton Luke, Marist School’s director of sustainability. “Trees Atlanta has been a wonderful resource for us, and we hope to continue to work together to keep Atlanta green.”

Another addition to the campus is the Marist School Environmental Trail which is a 900-foot path that winds along Nancy Creek. The trail includes signage for more than a dozen species of plants and identifies each plant’s common name, scientific name, and a fun fact about each plant. Students from Marist’s environmental science class designed the signs.