Members of the community are invited to get involved with improving and enhancing our greenspace and parks through the Sandy Springs Conservancy’s Micro Projects program. Project proposals are welcome and grants are available!
SSC Micro Projects are small (completed within a year, costing up to $5,000) volunteer-driven activities focused on enhancements and improvements to our Sandy Springs parks, trails, or greenspace, which improve the value of green lands for the benefit of the entire community.
Volunteer groups from businesses, congregations, schools, scouts or other groups of citizens are welcome to submit project proposals and to apply for SSC Micro Project grants. These Micro Project partners will provide the volunteer manpower to plan, secure the supplies and implement the proposed project while SSC grants will provide for project materials in part or in full. Scout projects are encouraged to seek donations of supplies and raise funds that may be matched by a Micro Project grant.
SSC will work with the partner organization/group in coordinating with the owner of the property – usually a governmental agency, school or church that would grant the group access to the complete the project.
Community groups interested in submitting Micro Project proposals are asked to submit a one page application. To request an application please contact SSC Micro Project Chair at email@example.com.
Projects will be selected based on the number of individuals to benefit from the completed project, the length of time to complete the project and the assessment of the feasibility of timely implementation.
Lost Corner Micro Project:
An heirloom fruit orchard at Lost Corner Preserve led by Boy Scout Troop 379 with help from Mayor Rusty Paul, a member of Friends of Lost Corner, and SSC Board Members.
Benches, signage stands, and railings were added to Bluff Trail at Morgan Falls Overlook Park led by a local Boy Scout Troop. The benches were made with salvaged wood.