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May 2017

The Chattahoochee: Re-Imagine Our River

May 13 @ 11:30 am - December 30 @ 11:30 am
Chattahoochee Nature Center,
9135 Willeo Road
Roswell, GA 30075 United States
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This event is running from 6 June 2015 until 30 December 2017. This 22-minute fi­lm will lay the groundwork for a better understanding of the Chattahoochee River and its surrounding watershed. The film brings together 15 voices from environmental groups, government agencies and the private sector. It gives viewers the opportunity to learn about the wide variety of programs and initiatives that are keeping our river healthy and providing access and programs for our citizens.  Recommended age to view the…

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August 2017

Solar Eclipse Festival at Elachee

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Elachee Nature Science Center,
2125 Elachee Drive
Gainsville, GA 30504 United States
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Elachee Nature Science Center will welcome the public for a Solar Eclipse Festival on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This pre-eclipse astronomy day will help individuals prepare to safely experience the natural phenomenon that will blanket northeast Georgia on Monday, August 21. Liberty Utilities is sponsoring this special nature education event that takes place two days before the highly anticipated solar eclipse at Elachee, 2125 Elachee Drive in Gainesville, Ga. Admission is $10 per person ages two and up, with Elachee Membersreceiving…

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Good Urbanism 101

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Atlanta City Studio,
2311 Cascade Rd.
Atlanta, GA
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The Georgia Conservancy and Atlanta City Studio are bringing our Good Urbanism 101 to City Studio's new pop-up location on Cascade Road on August 22nd. The free 90-minute seminar focuses on the history, principles and current practices of urban design, including an emphasis on walkability, integration of alternative transportation options, sustainability and the relationship between urban infrastructure and the urban experience. Come join us to learn how different professions can collaborate to improve our cities. What : Ten Lessons For…

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The Big Float: Augusta, GA

August 26 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Savannah River,
Savannah, georgia
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Join us for the 3rd year of the Big Float, a fun, leisurely and family-friendly float down the river! Kayaks, canoes, SUP's, homemade rafts and inner tubes welcome. This year we're moving the beloved Homemade Raft Competition from PaddleFest to the Big Float, giving you more time to gather your crew and build that winning raft! Registration is open now.

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September 2017

Flint River Family Adventure

September 9 - September 10
Gerald I. Lawhorn Scouting Base,
506 Thundering Springs Road
Molena, Georgia 30258
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Are you ready for a family-friendly weekend of fun and excitement on the Flint River? Join the Georgia Conservancy and REI at the Gerald I. Lawhorn Scout Camp on September 9th – 10th for an adventure weekend that includes outdoor recreation, live music and great food! The Flint River Family Adventure will kick off at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 9th at the Gerald I. Lawhorn Scout Camp in Molena, GA and will include activities for adults and children including…

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$15 - $20

2017 Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Tour

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Atlanta Audubon Society will host its annual Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Tour on Saturday, September 16, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The tour will feature several properties in the Atlanta/Buckhead areas of Fulton, County, Ga.  Check back for a complete listing of properties. Online ticket sales will begin in August 2017. Tickets are $15 for Atlanta Audubon Society members and $20 for non-members. (Event will be held rain or shine!)

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Atlanta Canopy Conference 2017: Giving Voice to Tree Protection

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tree’s Atlanta Kendeda Center,
225 Chester Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316 United States
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This year’s Atlanta Canopy Conference, Giving Voice to Tree Protection, will focus on effective tree protection ordinances and policies, organizations and people who advocate for trees, and practical strategies and tactics to better conserve Atlanta’s canopy cover. Tree protection is a community initiative. Trees Atlanta seeks to empower our communities, inform public officials and employees, educate landscape and tree professionals, and give a clear and strong voice to tree protection advocates. We will host a compelling roster of speakers. Experts…

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Climate Change Conference

September 27 - September 28
Georgia Tech

Join us at the first-ever conference focused exclusively on climate change effects in the watershed as we explore solutions for a resilient future for all who depend on the Chattahoochee River. Meet leading scientists and experts who will share knowledge of changing climate conditions, impacts to human and ecological interests, risk assessment and resiliency planning tools and innovative measures for mitigation and adaptation.

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Chattahoochee Riverkeeper 23rd Annual Patron Dinner

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Georgia Aquarium,
225 Baker St NW
Atlanta, GA 30313 United States
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Join us on Wednesday, September 27, at the Georgia Aquarium, to recognize and honor the individuals, institutions, and businesses that have made a significant contribution to CRK’s mission of protecting the Chattahoochee River, its tributaries, lakes and watershed. In 2016, 450 guests gathered at The Foundry at Puritan Mill to celebrate Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s accomplishments under the leadership of Executive Director Juliet Cohen and Riverkeeper Jason Ulseth and to honor Ambassador Andrew Young with the River Leader Award. Thanks to our…

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October 2017

Georgia Farm to School Summit

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - October 6 @ 5:00 pm
Helms College,
3145 Washington Rd
Augusta, Georgia 30907
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Presented by the Georgia Farm to School Alliance and hosted by Georgia Organics, the 2017 Georgia Farm to School Summit will be held Oct.5-6, 2017 at Helms College in Augusta, GA. Early bird registration is now open! Hear from Keynote Betti Wiggins and Honorary Co-Chair Donna Martin, tour dynamic school gardens and educational farms, and choose from 21 education sessions. Visit the Summit website for more information.

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