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    • 15 Sep 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Indian Trail / East Palisades
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    Geology with Bill Witherspoon
    Sunday, Sept 15, 2-4:30 PM

    REGISTRATION IS OPEN TO CPC MEMBERS NOW! Registration opens to the general public on Aug 25.

    Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia (www.georgiarocks.us www.facebook.com/RoadsideGeologyGA), leads us to the geologic wonders of East Palisades/Indian Trail. 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 steep walls of Chattahoochee Palisades gorge. At the top of the Palisades, overlooking Devil’s Racecourse Shoals, the work the Chattahoochee has done shaping the landscape is impressive. The two-mile, moderate walk has one steep up-hill climb. Ages 10 and up. No dogs, please. Limit: 20

    Guide: 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. Dr. Witherspoon taught geology to K-12 students and their teachers for 17 years at DeKalb County Schools’ Fernbank Science Center.

    • 18 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Island Ford Visitor Center, 1978 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA
    • 41

    3rd Annual River Park Symposium
    Sept 18, 10 AM-2 PM | Special Invite Only

    This annual, invitation-only event is hosted by the National Park Service and organized by Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy. It provides an opportunity for CRNRA stakeholders to come together to hear a 'State of the National Park' presentation, share success stories, and network with other groups working to promote the park as a valuable regional asset. This symposium is designed to highlight community river projects and encourage partnerships in the river corridor among government agencies, businesses and nonprofit organizations. Lunch is sponsored by Visit Sandy Springs.

    • 05 Oct 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 06 Oct 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Abbotts Bridge Unit - Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

    4th Annual Chattahoochee Paddle-Campout
    Oct 5-6, 12 PM-12 PM


    Join REI and the Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy (CPC) for the 4th Annual Chattahoochee River Paddle and Campout 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 and enjoying the fall weather on 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, 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! All ages are welcome.

    • Camp under the stars at Abbotts Bridge Unit, opened for this event only!
    • Float the scenic Chattahoochee River on a kayak or canoe 
    • Enjoy a low country boil for dinner and craft beer from Terrapin Beer Company
    • Roast s'mores over the campfire while listening to a live bluegrass band
    • Try mountain biking 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!
    If you are an REI member, $149.00 per person.
    If you aren't an REI member, $169.00 per person.

    Go HERE for more details and to register!

    • 06 Oct 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Johnson Ferry South
    • 20

    Forest Bathing with Marjorie Pomper
    Oct 6, 2-4:30 PM

    SAVE THE DATE: Registration opens Sept 15!

    Slow down and attune to nature in this flat, quiet, gently guided walk that incorporates the practices of forest bathing (shinrin-yoku). Forest bathing is an immersive experience that helps open your senses, expand your awareness, and deepen your connection to nature. Sharing this experience with others enhances mindful connection. We will walk a short distance with time to sit in silence or wander further, savoring a lovely, rich mix of habitats along the Chattahoochee River. Ages 16 and up. No dogs, please. Limit: 20

    Guide: Marjorie Pomper, Ph.D. has been a mediator for over 30 years. She is a Certified Interpretive Guide, Georgia Master Naturalist, docent at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, and member of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Learn more at Wholly Being (www.marjpomper.com)

    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • CREEC, 8615 Barnwell Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022
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    2019 Paddling Film Festival
    Oct 26, 6-9 PM | Special Invite Only

    Paddle4Tomorrow and Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy have partnered to co-host this year's Paddling Film Festival in Johns Creek, GA. Since 2006, the Paddling Film Festival World Tour has been showcasing the very best paddling films. The World Tour screens in more than 120 cities around the world. Join us for this year's best paddling films. You'll be inspired to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push extremes, embrace the paddling lifestyle and appreciate the wild places. Doors will open at 6pm; films begin at 7pm. This film festival is offered for FREE as a thank you to our supporters. Note: Capacity if limited. For a sneak peak, go HERE!

Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

P.O. Box 769332, Roswell GA 30076

email:  info@chattahoocheeparks.org                                                                   Visit the National Park Service website.

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