Old Gowth Forest Walk w/ EcoAddendum
Proctor Creek - Atlantaa

Ridgetop oaks near Grove Park. photo ©KKolb

Ridgetop oaks near Grove Park. photo ©KKolb

The Georgia Conservancy is excited to partner with EcoAddendum for a naturalist walk led by Kathryn Kolb in one of the remnants of the original forest of our region. Such high value forests, found in pockets throughout the Atlanta metro area, are what makes Atlanta’s urban forests so special, and sets Atlanta apart from other major cities worldwide. This forested slope is tucked in along the Proctor Creek corridor near Atlanta’s Grove Park. We’ll explore ridge, cove and riparian hardwood forest areas with a variety of oaks and beech trees, in addition to walking along the stream corridor at Proctor Creek.  Older trees, uncommon species and rare native plant communities tell the tale of this greenspace, not generally open to the public. You’ll see why this area is so special, and why it deserves our focus on very careful forest restoration efforts.

Part of this walk will include walking off-trail in somewhat steep areas, and there might be mud along the stream section. Please call Kathryn Kolb at 404-862-0118 if you have any questions.

(For more info on how to help to restore this greenspace see http://www.ecoaddendum.org/5-star-proctor-creek-national-fish-wildlife-foundation-grant-project/)

  • When: Saturday, April 13 // 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Where: Grove Park, Atlanta

  • Tour Details: Guided hike with the Georgia Conservancy and EcoAddendum through the Proctor Creek coorridor in Atlanta’s Grove Park neighborhood

  • What to bring: Hiking shoes/boots, water, snacks, and a sense of adventure.

  • Parking: Parking is available at the Bankhead MARTA Station. Please consider using MARTA or biking.

*All proceeds go to support the work of the Georgia Conservancy and EcoAddendum. Tour will include morning coffee from Cafe Campesino.

About EcoAddendum: “Eco-A’s mission is to raise awareness about Georgia’s rich natural environment, and through education, to reconnect people with the natural world.  Our programs seek to restore health and well-being to people and communities as well as the trees, plants and native ecosystems of Atlanta and the Southeast. We’re dedicated to introducing Georgia’s vast diversity of native species to people of all ages through our popular naturalist walks, helping all to realize the fascinating interconnections that make nature’s life-sustaining systems work. Our discussions include health and wellness that comes from building a better relationship with nature.” Learn more at: http://www.ecoaddendum.org/


*Registration opens to Georgia Conservancy members on February 15 at 5 PM to the General Public on February 18 at 5 PM. No member discount can be applied to this hike. If registration is full, please visit EcoAddendum’s registration page for more availability. If full on EccoAddendum’s website, please email Clark Harrison at charrison@gaconservancy.org to be placed on a waiting list.

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The Georgia Conservancy's Stewardship Trips program is excited to offer our Day Trips for the third year in a row. Our Day Trips help to supplement and enhance our already robust statewide trips schedule and aims to highlight and acknowledge the diverse array of green spaces, natural resources, individuals and organizations that are putting metro Atlanta on the map for environmental stewardship and sustainable growth.

If you have any questions about our Stewardship Trips Program or about any upcoming trip, please contact Georgia Conservancy Stewardship Trips Director Clark Harrison at charrison@gaconservancy.org and Georgia Conservancy Communications Director Brian Foster at bfoster@gaconservancy.org