The GA ASLA CAT Team continues to work with public and private entities to formulate a partnership that will fund, implement and manage the Georgia Power / Riverside Community Park plan at this time. Two more demonstration projects are slated for the fall of 1997. The first will be the installation of bat houses as part of an educational wildlife program. The second will be the installation of a series of trailway test surfaces which will be placed in floodplain areas and monitored for one year. The purpose of this test is to determine which surface should be used in these environmentally sensitive areas. the trail is part of the master plan for the site and other parts of the Chattahoochee Riverway corridor.
As a part of the project development process,
the partnership will use the graphic brochure and CD-ROM produced by the
LAF Demonstration Project Team to market the project in the metro Atlanta
area. Currently, various strategies are being evaluated that include city
or county ownership, or the formation of a non-profit organization or foundation,
or possibly a state authority. Under consideration also are innovative
financing strategies that would provide future management and maintenance
funding for the Chattahoochee Riverway Corridor.