Celebrate Earth Day With Evening Nature Hike in Johns Creek

The nighttime hike, as well as other outdoor events, will be held at the Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center on Saturday.

Credit: Patch
Credit: Patch
The public has been invited to celebrate Earth Day in Johns Creek on Saturday.

National Park Service Naturalist Jerry Hightower will be on hand for a campfire and guided night hikes from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at the Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center at 8615 Barnwell Road. 

Naturalist Greg Greer of Mr. Greg’s Reptile Roadshow will host an up close and personal demonstration on reptiles.  

Other evening activities include live frogs on the lower deck, a campfire with marshmallows to roast, crafts, a walk by the River Glen pond listening for the crickets and frog chorus and night hikes with flashlights. 

Participants will learn what they can do on Earth Day and every day of the year to protect the Chattahoochee River and our ecosystem, and will receive a complimentary naturalist journal with wildlife lists and paw prints.  

This event includes easy level walking on a forest trail, and appropriate dress for the weather and activity is recommended. A flashlight and a light jacket for the evening program are also a good idea to bring. 

Participants for all events should meet at the center’s lodge. For directions see www.nps.gov/chat.

A joint effort by the Chattahoochee Watershed Improvement Project and the Johns Creek Community Wildlife Habitat Project, this event is free to the public, but registration is required. Residents can call 678-538-1200 to make reservations.

Johns Creek is the the 60th community in the entire U.S. to be certified as National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat.

For more information on the Johns Creek Community Wildlife Habitat program or to certify a backyard, visit www.johnscreekwildlifehabitat.org.


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