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    • 22 Mar 2020
    • Sandy Springs, GA
    • 25

    Geology in the Park with Bill Witherspoon
    Sunday Afternoon, Mar 22
    CPC Members Only - Registration Open Soon!

    Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia, takes us to some geologic wonders. Walk to one of the metro-area’s largest natural rock faces exposing our most typical rock type, biotite gneiss. Along the trail are outcrops of the tough rock, quartzite, which is responsible for the impressive depth and steep walls of Chattahoochee Palisades gorge. At the top of the Palisades, overlooking Devil’s Racecourse Shoals, the power of the Chattahoochee is impressive. The two-mile, moderate walk has steep up-hill climbs. Ages 10 and up. No dogs, please. Limit: 20.

    Guide: Dr. Witherspoon taught geology to K-12 students and their teachers for 17 years at DeKalb County Schools’ Fernbank Science Center. Dr. Bill Witherspoon and Dr. Pamela Gore co-authored the popular guide, Roadside Geology of Georgia, a full-color volume on Georgia's wonders, from the coast to the mountains: landscapes, rocks, minerals, fossils, and the human stories geology has shaped. (www.georgiarocks.us, www.facebook.com/RoadsideGeologyGA/)

    • 23 Aug 2020
    • Sandy Springs, GA
    • 25

    Founders Day in the Park with Sean Walsh-Haehle
    Sunday Afternoon, Aug 23
    CPC Members Only - Registration Opens in July!

    Happy Founders Day! Take a guided walk with a Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) ranger and celebrate the 104th birthday of the National Park Service (NPS). Along the way, we will discuss how and why the National Park Service was founded by President Wilson, evolution of NPS, and what makes the Chattahoochee River corridor special. Moderate 2.5 mile hike. Ages 10 and up. No dogs, please. Limit: 20.

    Guide: Sean Walsh-Haehle, Interpretive Ranger at CRNRA has served at an amazing and diverse group of National Parks: The Blue Ridge Parkway, Capitol Reef, Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, Grand Teton. Before Sean joined CRNRA in May 2019, he served at the National Mall and Memorial Parks working at Ford's Theatre and Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument. Sean majored in geography and anthropology, and has always loved hiking.

Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are proud to support our Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, a unit of the national park system managed by the National Park Service.



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