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    • 03 Dec 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Island Ford CRNRA Park Headquarters
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    CRNRA

     winter Volunteer in the park appreciation lunch 

    Saturday, dec. 3, 11:30 Am - 2PM

    island ford visitor center 


    Thank you so much for all your hard work last year. The park is a better place because of your outstanding service. As a small token of our appreciation, please join us for our Winter Volunteer In the Park Appreciation lunch. 


    Registration code required and this is an invite only event. 

    Questions?  Contact Ranger Dave Thomas at David_A_Thomas@NPS.gov


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    • 05 Dec 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area -Island Ford Unit
    • 8
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    Pollinator Garden Workday at Island Ford 

    DECEMBER 5, 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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    • 08 Dec 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • East Palisades / Indian Trail Unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA)
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    Join us for our Geology Walk with Bill Witherspoon as part of our members-only Walk and Talk series.

    Thursday, December 8
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    East Palisades / Indian Trail Unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA)

    Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia, takes us to some geologic wonders. 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 impressive depth and steep walls of Chattahoochee Palisades gorge. At the top of the Palisades, overlooking Devil’s Racecourse Shoals, the power of the Chattahoochee is impressive. The two-mile, moderate walk has steep up-hill climbs.

    East Palisades / Indian Trail
    1425 Indian Trail NW
    Sandy Springs, GA 30327
    33° 53' 15.89" N, 84° 26' 1.44" W
            
    Drive through the subdivision. Park at the end of the gravel road.
    33°53'04.7"N 84°26'12.2"W    
              

    There are no restrooms at this unit.

    Ages 10 and up.

    Please no dogs.

    Limit:15

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

    • 17 Dec 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • CREEC entrance to Jones Bridge Unit of the CRNRA
    • 5
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    DECEMBER COMMUNITY HIKE 

    COOKIES 

    Saturday, December 17 

    9 AM - 12 PM

    CREEC entrance to Jones Bridge UNit of the crnra 

     
               
    Join our December hike at Jones Bridge - Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center (CREEC)


    Views of the river open up in winter. This 4.5 mile mostly flat hike travels along the river and climbs up and over a ridge.

    Join us for holiday cookies at CREEC after the hike.
    Meet at the Jones Bridge - Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center (CREEC) parking lot.
    8615 Barnwell RdJohns Creek, GA 30022
    33° 59' 27.51" N, 84° 15' 32.72" W 
           Ages 10 and up. 
           Please no dogs. 
           There are restrooms at the northern Jones Bridge parking lot,

    our turn-around point
           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


    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.

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    • 09 Jan 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area -Island Ford Unit
    • 11
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    Pollinator Garden Workday at Island Ford 

    JANUARY 9, 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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    • 06 Feb 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area -Island Ford Unit
    • 11
    Register


    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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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.


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