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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.   

    • 21 Oct 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • West Palisades / Akers Mill - Atlanta, GA
    Registration is closed

    Park Trees - Oct 21 (2-5 PM) with Kathryn Kolb

    NOTE: This event is SOLD OUT! 

    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

    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hewlett Lodge Visitor Center, 1978 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30350
    • 17

    Photography in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

    Ready to take your photographic skills to the next level? Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy (CPC) is pleased to partner with Tom Wilson and offer a 1-day photography workshop. And the Chattahoochee River is the perfect subject! This is a benefit event for CPC.

    Prerequisites: Participants should be familiar with the basic operations of their camera. Essentially, be able to focus the camera and manually set exposure. Participants should have a tripod and a means of triggering the shutter remotely or using an exposure delay setting.  A circular polarizing filter is also highly recommended.

    The Chattahoochee River and its environs are marvelous photographic subjects, potentially providing endless opportunities for nature photography. The course instructor, Tom Wilson, has been photographing the Chattahoochee River for over 15 years, providing photography for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper during that time.

    The course will cover camera techniques for capturing high quality images such as use of a tripod, remote shutter release and other techniques for maximizing image quality.  We will cover how to use direction and quality of light to enhance a photograph, use basic compositional skills to produce powerful images, as well as how focal length, depth of field, shutter speed, ISO selection, filtration and other variables can be used creatively to produce images with impact.

    The course will begin at 9:00am on Saturday November 3rd with a classroom session at Hewlett Lodge/Island Ford Visitor Center. We will break for lunch at noon and begin our second classroom session at 1:00pm. At 3:00pm, we will begin our outdoor session which will involve a short hike down to the Chattahoochee River at Island Ford to practice some of the techniques we covered in the classroom sessions.

    For more information, contact Debra Blanchard at [email protected]

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

    P.O. Box 769332, Roswell GA 30076

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