October 2018

Last Chance to SHOOT THE HOOCH with a Camera!

Our favorite nature photographer Tom Wilson is doing it again! He is offering a special workshop in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area this coming Saturday, Nov 3 (9-5pm) for a fee of just $50, which will benefit Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy. Register here for the workshop and get ready to take your photographic skills to the next level. Space is limited. 

Participants should be familiar with the basic operations of their camera and 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 all-day workshop will take place at the Island Ford Visitor Center in Sandy Springs and along the Chattahoochee River. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@chattahoocheeparks.org.

“Enchanted River” Highlights Our Park

For the past nine years, Sharon Collins has hosted and produced “Georgia Outdoors” which airs on weekend evenings on Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB). Viewers get an amazing look at all that Georgia has to offer through gorgeous photography and narrative storytelling that showcases wildlife, plants and other aspects of our state's natural beauty.

Working with CPC board member Bob Ruby and others, Sharon and her team produced a wonderful piece about the Chattahoochee and our national park. “Enchanted River” aired earlier this month; highlights are interviews with Rangers Jerry Hightower and Dave Thomas, along with the spectacular scenery in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. 

Watch this inspirational show here and please join our efforts to support the park by volunteering and providing your financial support for improved trails, upgraded facilities, youth programs and more.

Every Kid in the Park Inspires

For the fourth year, the National Park Foundation and our local supporters provided funds to CPC to pay the transportation costs to bring hundreds of underserved fourth graders to the CRNRA to learn about nature and paddle Sibley Pond. Led by Ranger Jerry Hightower and CPC board member Jen McCoy and their teams, these park experiences provide incomparable experiences for young people. Thanks to the Parsonson Foundation for providing funds to purchase new rafts, paddles and PFDs that were used this fall in programs that brought more than 500 students to our national park. If you’d like to volunteer to help with this outstanding program, contact us at info@chattahoocheeparks.org.


REI Class - Rock Climbing Anchors Class, Natural and Fixed Protection, Level 1. On Sat, Nov 10, REI experts will host the class in the Allenbrook Unit of the CRNRA near Roswell. Details and registration here

Autumn Owl Prowl! On Sat, Nov 17 (6:30-9:30pm), join Ranger Jerry Hightower at the Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center in the park for a free event that includes live owl programs presented by Chattahoochee Nature Center and a guided night hike in the forest. Registration required. For more details, go here

Annual CPC Member Celebration – Saturday, Dec 8 (11:30-1pm) in the Vickery Creek Unit. Details in an invite that will be sent to CPC members. Join here today!

Volunteer in the Park

Wed, Oct 31 (10-noon) - Help CRNRA Naturalist Allyson Read and other volunteers with cleanup and winter-prep in the Meadow Garden at Island Ford Visitor Center. Details and registration at allyson_read@nps.gov.

Sat, Nov 3 (9am) – Join CRNRA staff and Keep Smyrna Beautiful at the Paces Mill Unit. Details and registration at david_a_thomas@nps.gov.

Sat, Nov 17 – Join park staff and SORBA volunteers for a trail work day at Columns Drive. Details and registration at david_a_thomas@nps.gov.

Become a member of Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy today!

As a member, you can help us achieve our vision of an inspired and thriving community of support for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Click here to join!

Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy Inc. is 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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