at East End
The Alcovy River at East End is 16.7 acres of lush shaded woodland, gradual rocky inclines and forested swamp. The property is part of the Alcovy River Greenway, a protective corridor surrounding the river in Newton County. The area was once a favorite dumping ground for construction debris. With the help of a Five Star Restoration grant, East End is now a special gathering place for the community. An ecologically significant and useful site, East End gives the community an access point to the river and education facilities with minimal impact on the natural habitat.
FIVE STAR: A COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
Five Star is a partnership program with the goals of not only restoring habitat, but also empowering communities to embrace natural resource stewardship. Together, the commitment of these partners protected a mile and a half of Alcovy River frontage while developing the property into a model low-impact, place-based education facility.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
National Association of Counties
Environmental Protection Agency
Wildlife Habitat Council
Newton County Board of Commissioners
The Conservation Fund
Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful
Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council
Georgia DNR Environmental Protection Division
Georgia River Fishing
Oxford Institute for Environmental Education at Oxford College of Emory University
Newton County Master Gardeners
Air Conditioning Specialists, Inc.
Boy Scout Troop 222