Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Beach Is Looking Good!

The new sand on the beach has been spread out and it looks great. The early morning light in this photo makes it almost look pink, but it's bright white in the midday sun.

Many thanks to the Lake Capri residents who help maintain the beach and the surrounding area. It looks beautiful.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

Many residents are probably unaware that Lake Capri Estates borders the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, which was created in 2006. The National Heritage Area includes Arabia Mountain, Panola Mountain, the Monastery near Conyers, all of Lithonia and the area of DeKalb County that borders our neighborhood. Their mission is to protect and bring attention to greenspace, granite outcrops and historic buildings in the area. While this will not outright stop the construction of more cheap "cookie cutter" subdivisions near Lake Capri, it is a big step toward preserving the undeveloped areas around us and protecting the water quality of our lakes. You can see their website HERE and see an incredibly detailed map of the area HERE.

Their map shows two archeological sites off of Riviera Drive (the yellow stars on the map). Do any of our residents have any details on that?

Northern Water Snake

I'm no expert, but I think this may be a northern water snake. They are regularly seen basking on the rocks along the dam. This one slithered back into the lake before we could get a clear photo of it. Northern water snakes are nonvenomous and harmless to humans. They eat small fish and amphibians.

Friday, May 18, 2012

New Sand For The Beach

We have a mountain of new sand on the beach that will be spread out in the coming days.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Welcome to the new blog!

Welcome to the new Lake Capri blog which will feature photos and news about Lake Capri, Georgia and the surrounding area.

Sunset over Lake Sorrento