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    • 01 Aug 2018
    • 31 Oct 2018
    • CRNRA

    40th Anniversary Walk & Talk Series

    On August 15, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed the law to protect the Chattahoochee River and its land for all of us to enjoy by establishing the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA). Our 40th Anniversary Walk & Talk Series will celebrate this event with an inaugural Walk and Talk Series that is FREE and open to the public; however, space is limited and registration is required. Ages 10 & up are welcome.

    On August 12, attend a Park Beginnings presentation by Ranger Jerry Hightower about the people, events and decisions that resulted in the creation of the CRNRA. A walk along the river at the Island Ford Unit will be followed by an ice cream social. On September 16, explore Park Geology with Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia, who will lead a walk in the East Palisades Unit/Whitewater and Indian Trail. On October 21, learn to identify Park Trees in the West Palisades Unit/Akers Mill with EcoAddendum Director Kathryn Kolb.

    Scroll down to learn more and register for these events.   

    • 16 Sep 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • East Palisades/Indian Trail - Sandy Springs, GA
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    Park Geology - Sept 16 (2-5 PM) with Bill Witherspoon

    NOTE: This event is SOLD OUT! If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please select the grey "Join Waitlist" button to the left. 

    Our second walk takes us to the geologic wonders of the CRNRA. Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia (http://www.georgiarocks.us   https://www.facebook.com/RoadsideGeologyGA/), will lead a two-part geology walk in East Palisades / Indian Trail. Stand below one of the metro-area's largest rock faces exposing our most typical rock type, biotite gneiss. Watch the powerful Chattahoochee carving into the Piedmont from the platform overlooking Devil's Racecourse Shoals. Walk is a moderate 2.5-3 miles. Registration required. Limit: 20

    • 29 Sep 2018
    • 30 Sep 2018
    • Abbotts Bridge Unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

    Chattahoochee Paddle-Campout-Cleanup

    Join REI and the Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy (CPC) for the 3rd Annual Chattahoochee River Paddle, Campout, and Cleanup at the Abbotts Bridge Unit. The National Park Service opens up the Abbotts Bridge Unit for camping once a year exclusively for this event! Spend the weekend paddling down the river, enjoying the fall weather, and helping beautify one of Georgia's iconic natural resources. Kayaks, paddleboards, and canoes will be available for anyone who does not own one. Dinner and breakfast are also provided! Just bring your basic camping gear, lunch, snacks, and weather-appropriate clothing to enjoy this night under the stars. Proceeds from this event support the CPC, the official friends group for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) whose mission is to build a community of support for the national park and promote stewardship of its cultural and natural resources. Space is limited--sign up today and see why this annual event is not to be missed!

    • Camp under the stars at Abbotts Bridge, opened for this event only!
    • Float the Chattahoochee on a kayak or canoe while picking up litter and preserving this iconic natural resource
    • Enjoy delicious, hearty meals including a gourmet BBQ dinner with craft beer
    • Roast s'mores over the campfire while listening to a live bluegrass band
    • Learn how to mountain bike on our portable pump track
    • Get out on the river and try stand up paddle boarding
    • Spend the weekend with park rangers and new friends!
    PRICE: 
    If you are an REI member, $99.00 per person.
    If you aren't an REI member, $119.00 per person.

    Go HERE for more details and to register!

    • 21 Oct 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • West Palisades / Akers Mill - Atlanta, GA
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    Park Trees - Oct 21 (2-5 PM) with Kathryn Kolb

    NOTE: This event is SOLD OUT! If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please select the grey "Join Waitlist" button to the left. 

    Learn to identify our native trees by leaf, bark, fruit and seed, with EcoAddendum Director Kathryn Kolb. (http://www.ecoaddendum.org/  https://www.facebook.com/EcoAddendum/).  Georgia has the highest temperate forest tree diversity in the US. As we walk, we'll focus on the diversity of Piedmont tree species, from the oaks and hickories that prefer higher ridges, to trees that are happiest along river corridors and floodplains. Kathryn will reveal how to "read" the history of the forest by looking at the species and growth patterns of the forest’s trees. Moderate 2-3 mile walk in the West Palisades / Akers Mill Unit. Registration required. Limit: 15




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P.O. Box 769332, Roswell GA 30076

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