Saturday, August 24th, 2019 from 10am-12pm
Johns Creek Clean up and Crawl! Join us for a City of Johns Creek initiative as we clean up our City’s namesake- Johns Creek. Homeowners along the creek are encouraged to venture into their backyards to help with the project. Debris and litter collected may be brought to Autrey Mill Nature Preserve where we will properly dispose of the waste.
Join us at Autrey Mill and follow us down to the Old Alabama Johns Creek overpass where we will dip our toes, survey for fish, gather litter, and learn the process for Adopt-A-Stream Bacterial Monitoring. Afterward, please join the Fulton County Department of Public Works on a tour of the Tom Lowe Atlanta Fulton Water Treatment Facility. The tour is restricted to the first 20 participants and requires a minimum of 10. Tour participants must be over the age of 7 and wear closed-toe shoes.
– 9:30 am Breakfast and Introductions at Autrey Mill
– 10 am Adopt-a- Stream Bacterial Sampling Demonstration at Johns Creek
– 10:30 am Creek Clean-Up- Gather and Talk Safety
– 12 pm Transport trash back to Autrey Mill and Break for Lunch (sack lunch)
– 12:45 pm Lowe Water Treatment Tour
Autrey Mill would like to invite you to a Chemical Monitoring Workshop a hands-on training on stream sampling and monitoring. Participants will learn about chemical sampling techniques, while also learning and sharing their views on watershed issues. After the training, you will be certified by the Georgia Adopt-a-Stream program for chemical monitoring.
Dates to be Determined
Join us for a hands-on training workshop on stream water sampling and bacterial testing techniques. The Bacterial Monitoring Workshop will teach volunteers how to monitor Escherichia coli levels in their adopted waterway. E. coli is an indicator organism that is often used to assess water quality. This workshop will focus on the proper collection of a water sample; transfer of sample onto plates that will be incubated and proper interpretation of results.
These workshops are open to participants 11 years old and up. However, participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult registrant. These events are free for Autrey Mill Members or $5 for all other participants.
-In the event of rain, all outdoor activities can be conducted inside or under a pavilion cover.