• Clean Up Crew VBSS 2017

    VBSS Creek Clean Up 2017

    When a large group of volunteers get together and work as a team, so many wonderful things happen. Marsh Creek started this morning with a very large trash dam and ended with a clear way for water to pass naturally. This successful mission was due to great teamwork and a love of our natural resources. […]

    Continue reading
  • Fun Field Day Trip with Horizons School

    We had another enriching event with Horizons summer program. It is our second year hosting a field trip for Horizons school. Last year, we took a trip to the water treatment facility in Johns Creek. But, this year, we had a trip to Big Trees which is closer to home, right here in Sandy Springs. […]

    Continue reading
  • Attentive Homeowner Helps WASS Detect Sewage Spill

    A home-owner along Colewood Creek detected a strong odor of sewage wafting from her backyard. While manholes often vent to prevent the buildup of gas in the pipes, permeating the immediate area with the smell of sewage, a stronger stench that lingers around a wider area can indicate a more serious problem. The homeowner reached […]

    Continue reading
  • Water Quality @ Long Island and Marsh Creek – April 30th

    Volunteers Dara Epstein and Beth Faircloth went out to Long Island Creek and Marsh Creek on Saturday (April 30th) to test the creeks for water quality criteria. They measured the levels of nitrates and phosphates in each of the creeks, both of which, in high levels, can affect the ecosystem. The test results showed that […]

    Continue reading
  • VBSS Creek Walk Success!

    The Volunteer for a Better Sandy Springs (VBSS) Creek Walk was a great success. We had so many volunteers, that we split into two groups and walked two sections of Long Island Creek. We all fill our bags with trash that we always hate to find but always do find. We also got to enjoy […]

    Continue reading
  • Sewage pipe rupture – Long Island Creek

    A sewage pipe broke last week and spilled approximately one million gallons of contaminated water into the creek. A temporary by-pass pipe was installed Saturday the 14th of November. It is likely the rupture was caused by creek wall erosion. The soil that used to surround the pipe stabilized it but as the soil erodes […]

    Continue reading