Naturally Resilient: 2020 Conference Tour
Together, climate change and the continued development of Atlanta are creating an increasing need for creative and sustainable stormwater management solutions, in addition to easy access to nature, parkland, and all of the associated benefits. On this tour, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at three sites that demonstrate what’s possible using natural green infrastructure to manage stormwater, improve a watershed, and increase quality of life within a community!
Enjoy a beautiful walk through the McDaniel Branch ponds and wetlands: a restored riparian / meadow / aquatic ecosystem (and now an Atlanta Audubon Certified Wildlife Sanctuary!) that used to be a degraded and eroded kudzu field. Attendees will then visit two other sites slated for similar improvements on Atlanta’s Westside: Valley of the Hawks (location of a future constructed wetland) and Greensferry (where Proctor Creek and a tributary will be daylighted). Both projects, once completed, will mitigate flooding, improve stream quality, and provide community members passive access to new natural greenspaces in their neighborhoods.
Accessibility: This tour consists of loading/unloading from a bus multiple times and hiking in unpaved and wild spaces.
Questions? Contact Andrew White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: This event will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or thunderstorms.