UPCCA to Receive Green Neighborhood Award

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful will recognize the United Peachtree Corners Civic Association for its environmental efforts in improving the community in an awards ceremony on Friday.


For anyone who regularly travels along Georgia 141 near the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Road, you've undoubtedly noticed the new landscaping along the east and west sides of the road.

Through the efforts of the United Peachtree Corners Civic Association (UPCCA), the organization received a $50,000 grant which used the funds to enhance the area with new landscaping that has been added along the roadway and shopping center from corner to corner of this busy intersection.

Come spring the new hollies, crape myrtles, day lillies, and maple and oak trees, along with other flowering plants, will add color to what many consider the gateway to the new city of Peachtree Corners.

For its community efforts, the UPCCA is the recipient of Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful's 2011 "Best Green Neighborhood Award" and will be recognized in a ceremony at the organization's annual dinner on Friday, Jan. 6 at the Atlanta Marriott Gwinnett Place.

Connie Wiggins, the executive director, announced the award in a letter to UPCCA president Mike Mason last month. "As Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful strives to create a greener, cleaner and more beautiful Gwinnett, we want to recognize the best in environmental stewardship and sustainability ... Your organization's actions exemplify the practices that we work to implement in our community every day," Wiggins said in her letter to Mason.

Debbie Mason, who heads up the Peachtree Parkway Improvement Project, which falls under the umbrella of UPCCA, was delighted to receive the news.

"I just think it's wonderful to recognize UPCCA. People think things just get done, they don't realize it's the efforts of this volunteer organization that keeps the 141 corridor looking like it does."

The $50,000 came from a state gateway transportation grant, which it collects from the proceeds from billboards to beautify rights of way.

The landscaping work was done by Image Scapes of Duluth.

Bob January 04, 2012 at 05:50 PM
It's weird that the "gateway" to our new city is half-way inside our city. But congratulations to the UPCCA for planting trees and beautifying the right of ways in this area. I wonder why the shopping center owner didn't do it, and if this will become a part of code enforcement.
Robert J. Nebel January 05, 2012 at 02:57 PM
I was thinking about how nice the Dick's/Petsmart center looks. It even revives the older Publix/Target/TJ Maxx complex. Congrats, UPCCA.....I could use some of those crape myrtles at my place.


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