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Naturally Resilient Tour – The Intersection of Water and Greenspace
$5 / person to register
On this tour, you’ll learn about three sites that demonstrate what’s possible using natural green infrastructure to manage stormwater flows and to improve a watershed. Guided by staff from The Conservation Fund and the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management (DWM), attendees will learn about stream restoration and constructed wetlands project at the McDaniel Branch Ponds. Attendees will walk the site and learn the story of its transformation while enjoying seven acres of “nature in the city.”
The comprehensive “lens” gained at McDaniel Branch Ponds will then be used to examine two other restoration sites on the Westside: Valley of the Hawks in Historic Westin Heights, and the Proctor Creek restoration site in Historic Hunter Hills. Once completed, both projects will mitigate flooding, improve stream quality, and provide community members passive access to new natural greenspaces in their neighborhoods.
Please Note: This tour takes place at two different sites located approximately 15 min. apart. Due to COVID safety precautions, attendees are responsible for their travel between the sites.
Accessibility: This tour consists of hiking in unpaved and wild spaces. Use your discretion in signing up.
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The Parks & Greenspace Conference
This tour is associated with Park Pride’s Parks & Greenspace Conference. Learn more about this year’s conference, taking place on March 28th, and the theme The Parks We Need Now through the link below.