Rebecca Burnett Anderson 
Member since May 9, 2014

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Re: “Fernbank Forest re-opening in 2016

And, the petition has more than 580 signatures, CL.

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Posted by Rebecca Burnett Anderson on 11/23/2014 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Fernbank Forest re-opening in 2016

The Museum is failing once again to realize the dream of its founder and Forest donor, Emily Harrison. They have lied to the community repeatedly, and only started to do basic minimal upkeep to the property after photos made public shamed them into doing so. The CEO and COO are NOT scientists, they are former employees of the Chamber of Commerce. No wonder they want to make a theme park out of a pristine Piedmont Forest. For profit.

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Posted by Rebecca Burnett Anderson on 11/23/2014 at 9:24 PM

Re: “Fernbank fight

Please go to, as well as the Open Fernbank Forest Facebook page for new photos of the Forest, taken in June 2014. They are proof that the Museum has done NOTHING to maintain the forest, and have let the invasive species take over.

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Posted by Rebecca Burnett Anderson on 07/12/2014 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Fernbank fight

Invasive species are not a reason to close a forest. As a Druid Hills resident, and Olmstead Linear Park frequenter, I can say without a doubt that ALL of our parks in this area are filled with non-native plant species. None of them have been closed, with the exception of Fernbank Forest. Deepedene Park (also owned by Fernbank Inc.) is open, and filled to the brim with English Ivy, privet, nandina, mahonia, monkey grass.....I could go on and on. This does not compromise the safety of the park, as Fernbank Inc. and Museum's CEO Susan Neugent would have our children believe. Fernbank Inc owes the community and our children, who have been good stewards of the park for decades with our gifts, services, and tax dollars, full disclosure of its plans and intent for its future. For residents of Druid Hills who were frequenters of the forest, the locking of the gates is the equivalent of closing down Piedmont Park for two years to a Midtown resident, without telling you why, or when you could go back. I just want to take my little girl back in the woods. She was 6 when it closed, 8 now, and will be 10 if they actually reopen the park in 2016. What a waste.

29 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Rebecca Burnett Anderson on 05/09/2014 at 12:32 AM

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