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    • 26 Jul 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Sope Creek 3670 Paper Mill Road, Marietta, Georgia 30067.
    • 36
    Register

    Tiny Monsters and Little Frog Fridays at Sope Creek


    Friday, July 26th

    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Drop-By)


    Drop by and join Park Ranger Jerry Hightower for this fantastic, fun-filled discovery adventure at Sibley Pond! There are amazing creatures living in the waters of Sibley Pond. Become pond scientists and look through the wet leaves collected at the pond's edge for the aquatic stage nymphs of dragonflies and damselflies along with weird and wonderful insects of all sorts. Find tadpoles, minnows, newts, and scuds! Learn about the tiny but fierce pond predators, life cycles, and more cool facts about the living pond community. This is an exciting and fun activity for persons of all ages. Identification guides will be available so that you can identify the “tiny monsters” you have found. This is a casual and informal activity; you may come and go as you please.

    Facilities: Nearby at Terrell Mill Park.

    Difficulty: The walk from the parking lot is very short.

    Bring: Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking on a forest trail. Dress in layers so that you can adjust to changes in the temperature and activity level. Bring water and you might include snacks. Note: A daily entrance fee or annual pass is needed.

    Limit: 40 persons

    Heat warning: As summer temperatures soar and heat incidents increase across the park, CNPC urges attendees to stay safe by being well-prepared for high temperatures. Please bring plenty of water (often more than you think you'll need!), list a reliable emergency contact, and know your limits. Be aware of the serious signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, including heavy sweating, dizziness, nausea, and confusion. Events may be canceled if temperatures become too extreme. Your safety is our priority.


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    This event will take place rain or shine, however it will be rescheduled in the event of severe weather including thunderstorms or flood warnings. Participants will be notified by email the morning of the event (or sooner) should an event need to be rescheduled due to weather.

    Please contact info@chattahoocheeparks.org with any questions.

    __________________________________

    Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy (CNPC)'s mission is to build a community of support for the CRNRA and promote stewardship of its natural and cultural resources. Join CNPC today to help preserve our park for future generations!

    Support CNPC


    • 28 Jul 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • CRNRA- Sope Creek 3726 Paper Mill Rd Marietta, GA 30067
    • 25
    Register

    Mysteries of the Mills: Historic Paper Mill Walk @ Sope Creek

    Sunday, July 28th

    9:00 AM - 11:30 AM


    Join National Park Service Ranger Jerry Hightower for a walk through time as you stroll through the mature oak-hickory forest down the ridge to the scenic beauty of Sope Creek! Cross over the bridge and into the nineteenth century to discover the stories behind the massive stone ruins of the once bustling Marietta Paper Manufacturing Company. Discover what it was like to work in the mills, the process of making paper,  the uses of plants along the trail as medicine and dyes, and more. The mysteries of the mills will be revealed as you walk through time from 1855 to1903. The remaining stone walls of the mill ruins have seen much and have many stories to tell! Learn these wonderful stories; fact, fable, and downright lie as you stroll along Sope Creek. Who was old Chief Sope, what tragedy befell poor Johnny Dickerson, why did the mills close, and what occurred during July, 1864? Join us and find out!

    Location: 3760 Paper Mill Road; Marietta, Georgia 30068. We will meet at the bulletin board.

    Facilities: None

    Difficulty: Fairly leisurely with one moderate uphill climb from the creek. These walks are quite slow with numerous stops to discuss items of interest along the way. Note: This walk is not suitable for very young children.

    Bring: Please BRING ADEQUATE WATER. Remember to dress for the weather and wear very comfortable hiking shoes. Dress in layers so that you can adjust to changes in the temperature and your activity level. You may wish to bring binoculars, hand lens, notebook, and camera. Note: A daily entrance fee or annual pass is required.

    Limit: 30 persons

    Heat warning: As summer temperatures soar and heat incidents increase across the park, CNPC urges attendees to stay safe by being well-prepared for high temperatures. Please bring plenty of water (often more than you think you'll need!), list a reliable emergency contact, and know your limits. Be aware of the serious signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, including heavy sweating, dizziness, nausea, and confusion. Events may be canceled if temperatures become too extreme. Your safety is our priority.


    __________________________________

    This event will take place rain or shine, however it will be rescheduled in the event of severe weather including thunderstorms or flood warnings. Participants will be notified by email the morning of the event (or sooner) should an event need to be rescheduled due to weather.

    Please contact info@chattahoocheeparks.org with any questions.

    __________________________________

    Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy (CNPC)'s mission is to build a community of support for the CRNRA and promote stewardship of its natural and cultural resources. Join CNPC today to help preserve our park for future generations!

    Support CNPC


    • 02 Aug 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Powers Island, 5450 Interstate North Parkway Sandy Springs, GA 30328
    • 4
    Register

    Private Group: Cox Volunteer Paddle Cleanup

    Friday, August 2nd

    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

    Johnson Ferry to Powers Island

    Join us for a rewarding volunteer work day for the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area! Please come dressed for boating. We recommend sandals or water shoes and lightweight, moisture-wicking clothing.

    Please consider carpooling, as parking is limited, ensuring a smoother and more eco-friendly experience for all participants. We will meet at the Powers Island parking lot and shuttle to our drop-in at Johnson Ferry. Thanks for your support!


    __________________________________

    This event will take place rain or shine, however it will be rescheduled in the event of severe weather including thunderstorms or flood warnings. Participants will be notified by email the morning of the event (or sooner) should an event need to be rescheduled due to weather.

    Please contact info@chattahoocheeparks.org with any questions.

    __________________________________

    Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy (CNPC)'s mission is to build a community of support for the CRNRA and promote stewardship of its natural and cultural resources. CNPC funds events like this through contributions from our generous donors and members. Join CNPC today to help preserve our park for future generations!

    Support CNPC


    • 03 Aug 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Paces Mill, 3445 Cobb Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30339
    • 38
    Register

    Ranger Program: Making Art with Leaves, Twigs, Natural
    Pigments, & Mud


    Saturday, August 3rd

    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 


    Persons of all ages are invited to join National Park Service Naturalist Jerry Hightower and the volunteer staff for an opportunity to create art from natural objects and pigments! We’ll collect downed leaves, twigs, and other items to glue onto paper to make collages. Create painting using natural pigments. We will also create works of art using mud from the wetlands. Create your own mud painting! Join us to express your creativity naturally and enjoy the beauty of the Chattahoochee River. You might like to bring a picnic. After the program you could explore the Rottenwood Creek Trail.

    Note: A daily entrance fee or annual pass is needed.

    Facilities: Located in the Center’s Lodge.

    Difficulty: Easy level walking

    Bring: Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking on a forest trail. Dress in layers so that you can adjust to changes in the temperature and activity level. Bring water and you might include snacks. You are also welcome to bring your own marshmallows to roast. We have roasting forks that you may use.

    Heat warning: As summer temperatures soar and heat incidents increase across the park, CNPC urges attendees to stay safe by being well-prepared for high temperatures. Please bring plenty of water (often more than you think you'll need!), list a reliable emergency contact, and know your limits. Be aware of the serious signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, including heavy sweating, dizziness, nausea, and confusion. Events may be canceled if temperatures become too extreme. Your safety is our priority.

    __________________________________

    This event will take place rain or shine, however it will be rescheduled in the event of severe weather including thunderstorms or flood warnings. Participants will be notified by email the morning of the event (or sooner) should an event need to be rescheduled due to weather.

    Please contact info@chattahoocheeparks.org with any questions.

    __________________________________

    Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy (CNPC)'s mission is to build a community of support for the CRNRA and promote stewardship of its natural and cultural resources. Join CNPC today to help preserve our park for future generations!

    Support CNPC


    • 04 Aug 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Akers Mill, 2361 Akers Drive, Atlanta, Georgia, 30339
    • 30
    Register

    Trout Lily Creek Loop Trail Hike

    Sunday, August 4th

    9:00 - 11:30 AM


    Join National Park Service Ranger, Jerry Hightower, for a wonderful summer morning walk in search of wildflowers, ferns, and signs of wildlife! Enjoy the beautiful forest, grand vistas of Thornton and Devil’s Race Course Shoals, and the dramatic palisades. This is an extraordinarily scenic area with the steep cliffs of Devil’s Stair Steps rising from the waters of the Narrows at Diving Rock Beach.
    We will proceed up river to Sandy Point before beginning our return. This is a great opportunity to maybe see a Great Blue Heron take wing, spot a salamander, or see the prints of previous night’s wildlife in the mud. Please join us for this walk through an area of fantastic beauty.

    Location: We will meet in the parking area of Akers Mill; 2361 Akers Drive, Atlanta, Georgia, 30339

    Restrooms: Located at Devil’s Stair Step three quarters of the way thought the hike

    Difficulty: Moderately strenuous with a steep ¼ mile return to the parking area

    Bring: Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking on a forest trail. Dress in layers so that you can adjust to changes in the temperature and activity level. A hat might be a good idea BRING ADEQUATE WATER and you might include snacks. You may wish to bring binoculars and a hand lens. Note: A daily entrance fee or annual pass is needed.

    Limit: 30 persons

    Heat warning: As summer temperatures soar and heat incidents increase across the park, CNPC urges attendees to stay safe by being well-prepared for high temperatures. Please bring plenty of water (often more than you think you'll need!), list a reliable emergency contact, and know your limits. Be aware of the serious signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, including heavy sweating, dizziness, nausea, and confusion. Events may be canceled if temperatures become too extreme. Your safety is our priority.


    __________________________________

    This event will take place rain or shine, however it will be rescheduled in the event of severe weather including thunderstorms or flood warnings. Participants will be notified by email the morning of the event (or sooner) should an event need to be rescheduled due to weather.

    Please contact info@chattahoocheeparks.org with any questions.

    __________________________________

    Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy (CNPC)'s mission is to build a community of support for the CRNRA and promote stewardship of its natural and cultural resources. Join CNPC today to help preserve our park for future generations!

    Support CNPC

    • 09 Aug 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • Paces Mill Boat Ramp 3444 Cobb Pkwy Atlanta, GA

    August Paddle the Park

    Friday, August 9th

    9:00 AM


    CNPC is excited to partner with Nantahala Outdoor Center to bring you this unique program - spend a morning with us on the beautiful Chattahoochee River! We will meet at Paces Mill and be shuttled to the drop-in location at  Powers Island. Once in the water, we will explore the river's geography, history, and biodiversity. This paddle is not recommended for beginners. Click HERE to register!

    Fee: $55 + tax

    Facilities: Restrooms are located in the parking lot

    Difficulty: Class I-II rapids throughout. This trip is approximately 2.5 miles and will take over an hour.  

    BringDress appropriately for the weather in clothing that can get wet. Remember to bring water and snacks, and pack binoculars. Sunscreen and bug spray are also encouraged. 

    Restrictions: Please, no children under 13 and no dogs.

    Note: A daily entrance fee of $5 or annual pass is required.

    __________________________________

    This event will take place rain or shine, however it will be rescheduled in the event of severe weather including thunderstorms or flood warnings. Participants will be notified by email the morning of the event (or sooner) should an event need to be rescheduled due to weather.

    Please contact info@chattahoocheeparks.org with any questions.

    __________________________________

    Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy (CNPC)'s mission is to build a community of support for the CRNRA and promote stewardship of its natural and cultural resources. CNPC funds events like this through contributions from our generous donors and members. Join CNPC today to help preserve our park for future generations!

    Support CNPC



    • 09 Aug 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Powers Island 5450 Interstate North Parkway Sandy Springs, GA 30328
    • 16
    Register

    Private Group: Xylem Volunteer Work Day

    Friday, August 9th

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join us for a rewarding volunteer work day for the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area! Please wear sturdy, weather-appropriate clothing as we come together to enhance our surroundings. Please consider carpooling, as parking is limited, ensuring a smoother and more eco-friendly experience for all participants. Thanks for your support!

    __________________________________

    This event will take place rain or shine, however it will be rescheduled in the event of severe weather including thunderstorms or flood warnings. Participants will be notified by email the morning of the event (or sooner) should an event need to be rescheduled due to weather.

    Please contact info@chattahoocheeparks.org with any questions.

    __________________________________

    Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy (CNPC)'s mission is to build a community of support for the CRNRA and promote stewardship of its natural and cultural resources. CNPC funds events like this through contributions from our generous donors and members. Join CNPC today to help preserve our park for future generations!

    Support CNPC

    • 09 Aug 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Sope Creek 3670 Paper Mill Road, Marietta, Georgia 30067.
    • 40
    Register

    Tiny Monsters and Little Frog Fridays at Sope Creek


    Friday, August 9th

    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Drop-By)


    Drop by and join Park Ranger Jerry Hightower for this fantastic, fun-filled discovery adventure at Sibley Pond! There are amazing creatures living in the waters of Sibley Pond. Become pond scientists and look through the wet leaves collected at the pond's edge for the aquatic stage nymphs of dragonflies and damselflies along with weird and wonderful insects of all sorts. Find tadpoles, minnows, newts, and scuds! Learn about the tiny but fierce pond predators, life cycles, and more cool facts about the living pond community. This is an exciting and fun activity for persons of all ages. Identification guides will be available so that you can identify the “tiny monsters” you have found. This is a casual and informal activity; you may come and go as you please.

    Facilities: Nearby at Terrell Mill Park.

    Difficulty: The walk from the parking lot is very short.

    Bring: Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking on a forest trail. Dress in layers so that you can adjust to changes in the temperature and activity level. Bring water and you might include snacks. Note: A daily entrance fee or annual pass is needed.

    Limit: 40 persons

    Heat warning: As summer temperatures soar and heat incidents increase across the park, CNPC urges attendees to stay safe by being well-prepared for high temperatures. Please bring plenty of water (often more than you think you'll need!), list a reliable emergency contact, and know your limits. Be aware of the serious signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, including heavy sweating, dizziness, nausea, and confusion. Events may be canceled if temperatures become too extreme. Your safety is our priority.


    __________________________________

    This event will take place rain or shine, however it will be rescheduled in the event of severe weather including thunderstorms or flood warnings. Participants will be notified by email the morning of the event (or sooner) should an event need to be rescheduled due to weather.

    Please contact info@chattahoocheeparks.org with any questions.

    __________________________________

    Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy (CNPC)'s mission is to build a community of support for the CRNRA and promote stewardship of its natural and cultural resources. Join CNPC today to help preserve our park for future generations!

    Support CNPC


    • 11 Aug 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Whitewater Creek, Whitewater Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30327
    • 40
    Register

    Indian Rock Shelter Loop Trail Hike


    Sunday, August 11th

    9:00 AM- 11:00 AM


    Join a National Park Service Ranger for a loop hike through a beautiful forest that was once home to Native Americans! Imagine a bustling village, dugout canoes on the river bank, smoldering fires smoking fish and game, and piles of freshwater mussel shells. For at least eight thousand years people have used this area. For these people the forests and river were supermarket, building supply, clothier, and drug store. During this walk you will visit the largest natural rock shelter in the park and hear fascinating facts concerning these people’s uses of the available resources to survive and even prosper. We will also enjoy summer wildflowers, ferns, and the area’s rich diversity of wildlife.

    Location: We will meet at the parking area bulletin board at Whitewater Creek on Whitewater Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30327

    Facilities: None

    Difficulty: This walk is leisurely with moderate uphill sections. These walks are quite slow with numerous stops to discuss items of interest along the way. Note: This walk is not suitable for very young children.

    Bring: Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking on a forest trail. Dress in layers so that you can adjust to changes in the temperature and activity level. PLEASE BRING ADEQUATE WATER and you might include snacks. Note: A daily entrance fee or annual pass is needed.

    Limit: 30 persons

    Heat warning: As summer temperatures soar and heat incidents increase across the park, CNPC urges attendees to stay safe by being well-prepared for high temperatures. Please bring plenty of water (often more than you think you'll need!), list a reliable emergency contact, and know your limits. Be aware of the serious signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, including heavy sweating, dizziness, nausea, and confusion. Events may be canceled if temperatures become too extreme. Your safety is our priority.

    • 12 Aug 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area -Island Ford Unit
    • 13
    Register

    Pollinator garden volunteer Workday

    Monday, August 12th

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


    Join us for our monthly gathering bringing together gardeners, pollinator lovers, and all-around outdoorsy folks to spruce up our pollinator garden! In partnership with Birds Georgia, we will remove invasive plants and help make the space welcoming for the friendly wildlife at the Island Ford unit of CRNRA.

    Registration is required to attend and is limited to 15 volunteers. 

    Location: Outside the Visitor Center of the Island Ford unit of CRNRA (8800 Roberts Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30350). There are parking spots available just outside the garden area, near the Visitor Center. CRNRA requires a $5 daily parking fee or the purchase of a $40 annual pass. 

    Heat warning: As summer temperatures soar and heat incidents increase across the park, CNPC urges attendees to stay safe by being well-prepared for high temperatures. Please bring plenty of water (often more than you think you'll need!), list a reliable emergency contact, and know your limits. Be aware of the serious signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, including heavy sweating, dizziness, nausea, and confusion. Events may be canceled if temperatures become too extreme. Your safety is our priority.

    __________________________________

    This event will take place rain or shine, however it will be rescheduled in the event of severe weather including thunderstorms or flood warnings. Participants will be notified by email the morning of the event (or sooner) should an event need to be rescheduled due to weather.

    Please contact info@chattahoocheeparks.org with any questions.

    __________________________________

    Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy (CNPC)'s mission is to build a community of support for the CRNRA and promote stewardship of its natural and cultural resources. CNPC funds events like this through contributions from our generous donors and members. Join CNPC today to help preserve our park for future generations!

    Support CNPC


    • 14 Aug 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Interstate North, 2080 Interstate North Parkway; Atlanta, Georgia 30339
    • 30

    Gunby Creek Wetland Investigation Station

    Wednesday, August 14th

    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Drop-By)


    Drop by and join National Park Service Ranger Jerry Hightower at an informal investigation station at the Gunby Creek Wetland Boardwalk! The boardwalk is a short stroll along the trail from the Interstate North Parking Area. Ranger Jerry will have cattails to examine with magnifiers and microscopes with along with a fun worksheet. Determine wetland soils from upland soils, discover the tiny monsters that live in wetland water, and learn why wetlands are so very important. Have much more fun with this casual and informal look into this wetland habitat!

    Location: 2080 Interstate North Parkway; Atlanta, Georgia 30339. Just follow the trail until you see the investigation station.

    Facilities: Restrooms at parking area

    Difficulty: Easy.

    Bring: Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking on a forest trail. Dress in layers so that you can adjust to changes in the temperature and activity level. BRING ADEQUATE WATER and you might include snacks. You may wish to bring binoculars and a hand lens.

    Note: A daily entrance fee or annual pass is needed.

    Reservations are not required - we hope to see you there!

    Heat warning: As summer temperatures soar and heat incidents increase across the park, CNPC urges attendees to stay safe by being well-prepared for high temperatures. Please bring plenty of water (often more than you think you'll need!), list a reliable emergency contact, and know your limits. Be aware of the serious signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, including heavy sweating, dizziness, nausea, and confusion. Events may be canceled if temperatures become too extreme. Your safety is our priority.


    __________________________________

    This event will take place rain or shine, however it will be rescheduled in the event of severe weather including thunderstorms or flood warnings. Participants will be notified by email the morning of the event (or sooner) should an event need to be rescheduled due to weather.

    Please contact info@chattahoocheeparks.org with any questions.

    __________________________________

    Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy (CNPC)'s mission is to build a community of support for the CRNRA and promote stewardship of its natural and cultural resources. Join CNPC today to help preserve our park for future generations!

    Support CNPC


    • 17 Aug 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center, 8615 Barnwell Road, Johns Creek, Georgia, 30022
    • 30
    Register

    Youth Nature Journaling 101

    Saturday, July 20th

    Youth Journaling (Ages 10 - 15): 10:00 AM - 12:00 


    Join National Park Service Naturalist Jerry Hightower and the volunteer staff for an opportunity to explore nature journaling! Nature journaling is a gateway to improving your observational skills, your enjoyment outdoors, and creates a wonderful record of your adventures in nature. Discover that poetry, recording, and sketching can be important components of nature journaling. We will offer outdoor exercises in observation and recording in your journal that will improve your abilities and your journaling skills. Join us to expand your abilities and just have fun recording your time in nature! 

    Location: Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center, 8615 Barnwell Road, Johns Creek, Georgia, 30022. These workshop sessions will be held on the upper deck of the education center and in the meadow and forest. For directions see www.nps.gov/chat. 

    Parking is limited and carpooling is encouraged.

    Facilities: Located in the Center’s Lodge.

    Difficulty: Easy level walking

    Bring: Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking on a forest trail. Dress in layers so that you can adjust to changes in the temperature and activity level. Bring water and you might include snacks.

    Limit: Youth journaling: 30 (parents/caregivers not included), Adult journaling: 30

    Heat warning: As summer temperatures soar and heat incidents increase across the park, CNPC urges attendees to stay safe by being well-prepared for high temperatures. Please bring plenty of water (often more than you think you'll need!), list a reliable emergency contact, and know your limits. Be aware of the serious signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, including heavy sweating, dizziness, nausea, and confusion. Events may be canceled if temperatures become too extreme. Your safety is our priority.


    __________________________________

    This event will take place rain or shine, however it will be rescheduled in the event of severe weather including thunderstorms or flood warnings. Participants will be notified by email the morning of the event (or sooner) should an event need to be rescheduled due to weather.

    Please contact info@chattahoocheeparks.org with any questions.

    __________________________________

    Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy (CNPC)'s mission is to build a community of support for the CRNRA and promote stewardship of its natural and cultural resources. Join CNPC today to help preserve our park for future generations!

    Support CNPC


    • 17 Aug 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center, 8615 Barnwell Road, Johns Creek, Georgia, 30022
    • 26
    Register

    Nature Journaling 101

    Saturday, August 17th

     1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


    Join National Park Service Naturalist Jerry Hightower and the volunteer staff for an opportunity to explore nature journaling! Nature journaling is a gateway to improving your observational skills, your enjoyment outdoors, and creates a wonderful record of your adventures in nature. Discover that poetry, recording, and sketching can be important components of nature journaling. We will offer outdoor exercises in observation and recording in your journal that will improve your abilities and your journaling skills. Join us to expand your abilities and just have fun recording your time in nature! 

    Location: Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center, 8615 Barnwell Road, Johns Creek, Georgia, 30022. These workshop sessions will be held on the upper deck of the education center and in the meadow and forest. For directions see www.nps.gov/chat. 

    Parking is limited and carpooling is encouraged.

    Facilities: Located in the Center’s Lodge.

    Difficulty: Easy level walking

    Bring: Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking on a forest trail. Dress in layers so that you can adjust to changes in the temperature and activity level. Bring water and you might include snacks.

    Limit:  Adult journaling: 30

    Heat warning: As summer temperatures soar and heat incidents increase across the park, CNPC urges attendees to stay safe by being well-prepared for high temperatures. Please bring plenty of water (often more than you think you'll need!), list a reliable emergency contact, and know your limits. Be aware of the serious signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, including heavy sweating, dizziness, nausea, and confusion. Events may be canceled if temperatures become too extreme. Your safety is our priority.


    __________________________________

    This event will take place rain or shine, however it will be rescheduled in the event of severe weather including thunderstorms or flood warnings. Participants will be notified by email the morning of the event (or sooner) should an event need to be rescheduled due to weather.

    Please contact info@chattahoocheeparks.org with any questions.

    __________________________________

    Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy (CNPC)'s mission is to build a community of support for the CRNRA and promote stewardship of its natural and cultural resources. Join CNPC today to help preserve our park for future generations!

    Support CNPC


    • 23 Aug 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Sope Creek 3670 Paper Mill Road, Marietta, Georgia 30067.
    • 40
    Register

    Tiny Monsters and Little Frog Fridays at Sope Creek


    Friday, August 23th

    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


    Drop by and join Park Ranger Jerry Hightower for this fantastic, fun-filled discovery adventure at Sibley Pond! There are amazing creatures living in the waters of Sibley Pond. Become pond scientists and look through the wet leaves collected at the pond's edge for the aquatic stage nymphs of dragonflies and damselflies along with weird and wonderful insects of all sorts. Find tadpoles, minnows, newts, and scuds! Learn about the tiny but fierce pond predators, life cycles, and more cool facts about the living pond community. This is an exciting and fun activity for persons of all ages. Identification guides will be available so that you can identify the “tiny monsters” you have found. This is a casual and informal activity; you may come and go as you please.

    Facilities: Nearby at Terrell Mill Park.

    Difficulty: The walk from the parking lot is very short.

    Bring: Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking on a forest trail. Dress in layers so that you can adjust to changes in the temperature and activity level. Bring water and you might include snacks. Note: A daily entrance fee or annual pass is needed.

    Limit: 40 persons

    Heat warning: As summer temperatures soar and heat incidents increase across the park, CNPC urges attendees to stay safe by being well-prepared for high temperatures. Please bring plenty of water (often more than you think you'll need!), list a reliable emergency contact, and know your limits. Be aware of the serious signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, including heavy sweating, dizziness, nausea, and confusion. Events may be canceled if temperatures become too extreme. Your safety is our priority.


    __________________________________

    This event will take place rain or shine, however it will be rescheduled in the event of severe weather including thunderstorms or flood warnings. Participants will be notified by email the morning of the event (or sooner) should an event need to be rescheduled due to weather.

    Please contact info@chattahoocheeparks.org with any questions.

    __________________________________

    Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy (CNPC)'s mission is to build a community of support for the CRNRA and promote stewardship of its natural and cultural resources. Join CNPC today to help preserve our park for future generations!

    Support CNPC


    • 24 Aug 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • Garrard Landing


    Paddle Cleanup with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

    Saturday, August 24th

    8:00 AM


    Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy is excited to partner with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper for this paddle cleanup! We will paddle 5 miles from the Jones Bridge unit to Garrard Landing in Roswell. This section has moderately moving water and is perfect for beginners and experienced paddlers.

    Specific trip details will be emailed a week before the trip date. During registration, participants can select to borrow a kayak/PFD/Paddle or bring their own.

    Limit: 25 persons

    For your convenience, we will meet at 8:00 AM, unload the boats, and then drive to the take-out. A shuttle van will be provided to return us to the put-in, ensuring a hassle-free experience. We anticipate concluding the event by 2-3PM.


    Register for the event HERE!


    • 24 Aug 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center, 8615 Barnwell Road, Johns Creek, Georgia, 30022.
    • 40
    Register

    Campfire Program- turtles: 200 years of Successful Design


    Saturday, August 24th

    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 


    Join National Park Service Naturalist Jerry Hightower for a program on the beloved and very successful turtle. The turtle has been around for millions of years of changes on our planet, but its success might be running out. Enjoy this fascinating program as the day ends and sunset approaches. Discover new facts about the wildlife of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area with an exciting program on turtles of the Chattahoochee River Corridor and beyond. You are invited to bring your own marshmallows if you like to roast marshmallows over the campfire. We will provide roasting forks. Join us and enjoy the ambiance, and beauty of twilight on the Chattahoochee. You are welcome to come early and bring a picnic dinner. After the program you are invited to join us on a short twilight walk on the Three Forks Loop Trail.

    Note: A daily entrance fee or annual pass is needed.

    Facilities: Located in the Center’s Lodge.

    Difficulty: Easy level walking

    Bring: Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking on a forest trail. Dress in layers so that you can adjust to changes in the temperature and activity level. Bring water and you might include snacks. You are also welcome to bring your own marshmallows to roast. We have roasting forks that you may use.

    Heat warning: As summer temperatures soar and heat incidents increase across the park, CNPC urges attendees to stay safe by being well-prepared for high temperatures. Please bring plenty of water (often more than you think you'll need!), list a reliable emergency contact, and know your limits. Be aware of the serious signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, including heavy sweating, dizziness, nausea, and confusion. Events may be canceled if temperatures become too extreme. Your safety is our priority.

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    This event will take place rain or shine, however it will be rescheduled in the event of severe weather including thunderstorms or flood warnings. Participants will be notified by email the morning of the event (or sooner) should an event need to be rescheduled due to weather.

    Please contact info@chattahoocheeparks.org with any questions.

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    Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy (CNPC)'s mission is to build a community of support for the CRNRA and promote stewardship of its natural and cultural resources. Join CNPC today to help preserve our park for future generations!

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    • 31 Aug 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • CRNRA- Sope Creek 3726 Paper Mill Rd Marietta, GA 30067
    • 30
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    Mystery of the mills:

    historic Paper Mill Walk


    Saturday, August 31th

    9:00 AM - 11:00 PM 




    Join National Park Service Ranger, Jerry Hightower for a walk through time as you stroll through the mature oak-hickory forest down the ridge to the scenic beauty of Sope Creek. Cross over the bridge and into the nineteenth century to discover the stories behind the massive stone ruins of the once bustling Marietta Paper Manufacturing Company. Discover what it was like to work in the mills, the process of making paper, and more. Learn about the uses of plants along the trail as medicine, dyes, and more. The mysteries of the mills will be revealed as you walk through time from 1855 to1903. The remaining stone walls of the mill ruins have seen much and have many stories to tell. Learn these wonderful stories; fact, fable, and downright lie as you stroll along Sope Creek. Who was old Chief Sope, what tragedy befell poor Johnny Dickerson, why did the mills close, and what occurred during July, 1864? Join us and find out!

    Facilities: No restrooms

    Difficulty: Fairly leisurely hike with one moderate uphill climb from the creek. These walks are quite slow with numerous stops to discuss items of interest along the way. Note: This walk is not suitable for very young children.

    Bring: Please bring ADAQUITE WATER. Remember to dress for the weather and wear very comfortable hiking shoes. Dress in layers so that you can adjust to changes in the temperature and your activity level. You may wish to bring binoculars, hand lens, notebook, and camera. Note: A daily entrance fee or annual pass is required.

    Limit: 30 persons

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    • 09 Sep 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area -Island Ford Unit
    • 15
    Register

    Pollinator garden volunteer Workday

    Monday, September 9th

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


    Join us for our monthly gathering bringing together gardeners, pollinator lovers, and all-around outdoorsy folks to spruce up our pollinator garden! In partnership with Birds Georgia, we will remove invasive plants and help make the space welcoming for the friendly wildlife at the Island Ford unit of CRNRA.

    Registration is required to attend and is limited to 15 volunteers. 

    Location: Outside the Visitor Center of the Island Ford unit of CRNRA (8800 Roberts Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30350). There are parking spots available just outside the garden area, near the Visitor Center.

    CRNRA requires a $5 daily parking fee or the purchase of a $40 annual pass. 


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    This event will take place rain or shine, however it will be rescheduled in the event of severe weather including thunderstorms or flood warnings. Participants will be notified by email the morning of the event (or sooner) should an event need to be rescheduled due to weather.

    Please contact info@chattahoocheeparks.org with any questions.

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    Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy (CNPC)'s mission is to build a community of support for the CRNRA and promote stewardship of its natural and cultural resources. CNPC funds events like this through contributions from our generous donors and members. Join CNPC today to help preserve our park for future generations!

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    • 19 Sep 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Paces Mills 3426 Cobb Parkway Atlanta 30339
    • 50
    Register

    PRIVATE GROUP: Greenlight Volunteer Work Day

    Thursday, September 19th

    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

    Join us for a rewarding volunteer work day for the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area! Please wear sturdy, weather-appropriate clothing as we come together to enhance our surroundings. Please consider carpooling, as parking is limited, ensuring a smoother and more eco-friendly experience for all participants. Thanks for your support!

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    This event will take place rain or shine, however it will be rescheduled in the event of severe weather including thunderstorms or flood warnings. Participants will be notified by email the morning of the event (or sooner) should an event need to be rescheduled due to weather.

    Please contact info@chattahoocheeparks.org with any questions.

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    Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy (CNPC)'s mission is to build a community of support for the CRNRA and promote stewardship of its natural and cultural resources. CNPC funds events like this through contributions from our generous donors and members. Join CNPC today to help preserve our park for future generations!

    Support CNPC


    • 14 Oct 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area -Island Ford Unit
    • 15
    Register

    Pollinator garden volunteer Workday

    Monday, October 14th

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


    Join us for our monthly gathering bringing together gardeners, pollinator lovers, and all-around outdoorsy folks to spruce up our pollinator garden! In partnership with Birds Georgia, we will remove invasive plants and help make the space welcoming for the friendly wildlife at the Island Ford unit of CRNRA.

    Registration is required to attend and is limited to 15 volunteers. 

    Location: Outside the Visitor Center of the Island Ford unit of CRNRA (8800 Roberts Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30350). There are parking spots available just outside the garden area, near the Visitor Center.

    CRNRA requires a $5 daily parking fee or the purchase of a $40 annual pass. 

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    This event will take place rain or shine, however it will be rescheduled in the event of severe weather including thunderstorms or flood warnings. Participants will be notified by email the morning of the event (or sooner) should an event need to be rescheduled due to weather.

    Please contact info@chattahoocheeparks.org with any questions. 

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    Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy (CNPC)'s mission is to build a community of support for the CRNRA and promote stewardship of its natural and cultural resources. CNPC funds events like this through contributions from our generous donors and members. Join CNPC today to help preserve our park for future generations!

    Support CNPC

    • 03 Nov 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Powers Island Unit CRNRA 5450 Interstate North Parkway Sandy Springs, GA 30328
    • 23


    Tree Identification hike with Trees Atlanta 

    Sunday, November 3rd
    9:00 - 11:00 AM

    Join us for this 2-hour guided hike at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area's (CRNRA) Powers Island, co-led by Trees Atlanta and the Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy! This is a more quiet spot that will provide the right opportunity to explore the trees of the area and begin to identify common invasive species. Learn about the Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy’s efforts to preserve the park units along the river. The CRNRA hosted 3.5 million park visits in 2020 - that's more than the Grand Canyon and Yosemite! While on your visit, you can learn more about how the City of Sandy Springs is participating in Trees Atlanta's One Million Tree Initiative and how you can get involved.

    About the Trees Atlanta Docents: Maxine and Kent Watkins live in Sandy Springs. In their free time, they enjoy hiking and exploring new parks. They've supported Trees Atlanta's mission for years by planting, pruning, and leading tours.

    Facilities: Restrooms are located in the parking lot

    Note: Please, no children under 12 and no dogs.

    Difficulty: Easy to Moderate, but the narrow dirt path can be challenging for those with mobility issues. 

    Limit: 20 persons

    There is a $5.00 fee to park at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, or use your annual CRNRA pass or an America the Beautiful pass.

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    This event will take place rain or shine, however it will be rescheduled in the event of severe weather including thunderstorms or flood warnings. Participants will be notified by email the morning of the event (or sooner) should an event need to be rescheduled due to weather.

    Please contact info@chattahoocheeparks.org with any questions. 

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    Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy (CNPC)'s mission is to build a community of support for the CRNRA and promote stewardship of its natural and cultural resources. CNPC funds events like this through contributions from our generous donors and members. Join CNPC today to help preserve our park for future generations!

    Support CNPC


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