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    • 04 Feb 2023
    • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center, 8615 Barnwell Road, Johns Creek, Georgia, 30022
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    Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

    Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center

    Winter Owl Prowl 

    Campfire, Owl Program, and Short Twilight Hike
    Saturday; February 04, 2023
    3:30 pm until 6:00 pm

    (ALL AGES)


    Description:  Join National Park Service Ranger, Jerry Hightower and the volunteer staff for a campfire, guided twilight hike, and live owl program presented on the covered upper deck of the Center’s Lodge.  Please bring your own marshmallows if you would like to roast them over an open fire.  Before twilight ends walk along a forest trail on a short, guided hike; enjoying the sights and sounds at sunset.  Discover new facts about the owls of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and their nocturnal habits. The live owl program on the covered upper deck will be presented by Chattahoochee Nature Center Naturalists and might include a surprise guest.   After the program remember to join a us for a short twilight hike along the Three Forks Creek Loop Trail.  Enjoy the campfire, the owls, and the winter beauty of the Chattahoochee.

    Live Owl Programs Courtesy of the Chattahoochee Nature Center, an environmental education partner of the National Park Service.    (www.chattnaturecenter.org)


    Location: Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center, 8615 Barnwell Road, Johns Creek, Georgia, 30022.  For directions see www.nps.gov/chat Park entrance fee or annual pass required. 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.  You might want to bring snacks and water.


    Limit: 80 persons


    Reservations are required 

    • 06 Feb 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area -Island Ford Unit
    • 10
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    Pollinator Garden Workday at Island Ford 

    FEBRUARY 6, 9 AM - 12 PM

    The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and The Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy have partnered with Georgia Audubon to rejuvenate the area in front of the Visitor Center into a pollinator garden.  Work will be supervised by Georgia Audubon but we need your help.

    Registration is required to attend and is limited to 10 volunteers. 

    We plan to meet outside of 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. The pollinator garden we will be working in is located just outside of the Visitor Center. 

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    • 18 Feb 2023
    • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Island Ford Unit of the CRNRA
    • 10
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    CELLPHONOGRAPHY IN THE PARK Saturday, Feb. 18

    4 - 6:30 PM

    Island Ford Unit of CRNRA 

    Want to take more artistic photos with your cellphone? Join our cellphonography class led by a professional photographer.

    An outdoor, sit-down class will cover tips about composition and using natural light to your advantage. We will learn about advanced features and cool phone apps.  Afterward, enjoy a walk along the river taking pictures in beautiful "golden hour" light! The instructor will answer questions and offer suggestions on how to make impactful, artistic photographs.


    There is no charge for the class,

    but there is a recommended donation of $15 per person 


    Participants should know how to use their phones to capture an image and video.
    Families are welcome. Minimum age is 12 years old.

    The sit-down class is on the patio behind the Visitor Center.

    Instructor Rick Olson learned the mechanics of photography decades ago and never stopped developing his art.

    Now retired, photography has become his primary pastime.

    While Rick favors nature, landscape and wildlife photography, his range of subjects is quite broad.

    You can see some of Rick’s work here: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/8-richard-olson 

    Photo by Rick Olson. 


    Meet outside the front door of the Island Ford Visitor Center
    1978 Island Ford Parkway
    Sandy Springs 30350
    Main entrance to the park is at 8800 Roberts Drive.

    33.99487338949045, -84.33408499885778

    From the entrance, drive 1 mile on Island Ford Parkway, to the Visitors Center.      33.986839, -84.325072

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/33%C2%B059'12.6%22N+84%C2%B019'30.3%22W/@33.986839,-84.3272607,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x2da865aa00c50010!8m2!3d33.986839!4d-84.325072

           Ages 12 and up.
           Please no dogs.
           Restrooms are available in the Visitor Center until 5:00 pm.
           Limit: 20

    There is a $5.00 per day fee to park at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Or use your annual CRNRA pass or an America the Beautiful pass.  
    Purchase a pass here. https://www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/fees.htm

    This event will be rescheduled if rain is forecast. Participants will be notified by email the morning of the event (or sooner) should an event need to be rescheduled due to weather.

    Please contactMartha.Seabrook@ChattahoocheeParks.orgwith any questions. 

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    • 25 Feb 2023
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Vickery Creek Unit of CRNRA
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    EY Employee Volunteer Day

    at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area 

    Feb. 25

    8:45 AM - 12 PM

     Vickery Creek Unit, 85 Mill St, Roswell, GA 30075

    Volunteers will be working on the trails


    • 25 Feb 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Allenbrook / Vickery Creek Unit of CRNRA
    • 12
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    February COMMUNITY HIKE 

    Saturday, february 25

     9 AM - 12 PM

    allenbrook/vickery creek unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA)      

    Join the Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy for our February Community Hike

    Saturday, February 25
    9 AM – 12 PM

    Vickery Creek Unit and Allenbrook Unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA)

    Our 4.5 – 5 mile Vickery Creek hike travels the perimeter of the Vickery Creek unit. We’ll hike up the southern ridge, through native magnolia forests, and past thickets of mountain laurel. This moderate to strenuous hike has several steep, rocky, strenuous sections. Hiking poles might be helpful for some hikers.

    Meet at the Vickery Creek Riverside Road parking lot
    400 Riverside Road
    Roswell, GA 30075
    34.007419, -84.350607

    Additional parking is available at Roswell Riverside Park, 0.3 miles from the Vickery Creek CRNRA parking lot.
    Riverside Park
    575 Riverside Rd
    Roswell, GA 30075
    34.00662668887643, -84.34611585694998

    After hiking at Vickery Creek, join an optional hike at Allenbrook, to explore a lesser-known unit. This hike will take approximately one hour. This 1.8 mile hike follows Big Creek. Descend two steep wooden staircases (total of 139 stairs) to the creek, and walk past cliffs known for rock climbing. At the end of the hike we will climb the wooden staircases back to the parking lot.

    We will drive our cars 0.5 miles from the Vickery Creek parking lot to the Allenbrook parking lot.
    Allenbrook
    227 South Atlanta Street
    Roswell, GA 30075
    34.008219, -84.354311

           Ages 10 and up.
           Please no dogs.
           Restrooms are available at Roswell Riverside Park.
           Limit: 20

    Hike all the trails in all CRNRA units. Earn your HikeCRNRA badge and an annual membership to Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy!   https://www.chattahoocheeparks.org/hikecrnra

    There is a $5.00 per day fee to park at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Or use your annual CRNRA pass or an America the Beautiful pass.  
    Purchase a pass here. https://www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/fees.htm

    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.
    • 18 Mar 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Island Ford Unit of CRNRA
    • 12
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    march COMMUNITY HIKE

    In partnership

    with walk with a doc  

    SATURDAY, march 18

     9 AM - 11 AM

    island ford unit of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA)      

    Join the Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy for our March Community Hike in partnership with Walk with a Doc. 

    Therapist Aleksandra Rakita-Jeremic, MS, CST will be joining the hike to talk about "10 Ways to Boost Your Mental Health with Nature"

    Saturday, March 18
    9 AM – 11 AM

    Island Ford Unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA)


    Walk with a Doc - Inspiring Communities through Movement and Conversation


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


    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.


    • 21 Mar 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • SweetWater Brewing Company, 195 Ottley Dr. NE, Atlanta, 30324
    • 152
    Register



    Join Us to Celebrate 10 Years of

    Supporting our National Park

    PARTY FOR THE PARK

    March 21, 6 - 9 PM

    Reel Room at SweetWater Brewing Company 

    195 Ottley Dr. NE, Atlanta, 30324

    Beer, Wine, Music & Dinner 

    $100 Per Person

    Help us support the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, while enjoying an evening out with the Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy community. There will be SweetWater beverages, wine, delicious food, music and the opportunity to bid on some great outdoor-themed items at the silent auction. 

    Tickets can be purchased for a Wine Raffle when registering! The CNPC Board is donating a case of wine valued at over $300 that is sure to include some special selections.

    The evening will be emceed by Broadway Actor and local personality Courtenay Collins who is known for her humor and larger than life personality.

    Interested in becoming a Party Patron or Sponsor?  Please contact Martha at

    Martha.Seabrook@ChattahoocheeParks.org



    Thank you to our party sponsors! 


Chattahoochee National Park 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.


www.chattahoocheeparks.org

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PO Box 769332, Roswell GA 30076






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