Thanks to the generosity of the City of Johns Creek Autrey Mill is pleased to offer the following services to our community.
Johns Creek Crawl and Cleanup
August 8th from 10am-12pm Autrey Mill will host a clean up of Johns Creek. Volunteers and homeowners adjacent to the creek will be invited to join us as we survey for fish and pick up litter in Johns Creek. Afterward, hang out with Fulton County Water Resources to learn about Bacterial Monitoring and tour the Veolia Water Treatment Plant.
Adopt A Stream Programs
Visit our Calendar or Registration Page to see the full schedule of Adopt a Stream Programs and Workshops. Programs are offered 4 times a year and include Bacterial, Chemical Monitoring, and Macroinvertebrate Monitoring.
For Certified Adopt a Stream Monitores you may choose to check out Autrey Mill’s Chemical Monitoring Kit. The kit is housed in the Visitor Center and contains everything you need to conduct chemical monitoring. You may check out the kit for up to 3 days. For more information or to find out if the kit is available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fats, Oil, and Grease Education
One of the simplest ways to help the environment to watch not only what you put in the garbage, but also what goes down your sink. Fats, Oil, and Grease (FOG) do not belong in our wastewater pipes and can be detrimental to the system. Visit the Autrey Mill Visitor Center to learn more about FOG and the effect it has on the environment. Or you can find Autrey Mill at any number of Johns Creek City events, spreading awareness and information about FOG.
Community Awareness Campaign
Since its inception, AMNP has provided environmental education and championed the protection of our Natural Resources to the community of Johns Creek. It is part of our mission to “create a destination and educational resource that inspires exploration, appreciation, and preservation of the natural environment and local history.” In addition, we have a strong record of attending city-wide festivals and events at multiple locations and hosting community programs on-site that contain both an educational and entertainment component.
AMNP has resources and materials such as an EnviroScape, adopt-a-stream tests kits, watershed maps, gyotaku fish models, fish adaptation kits, dissection equipment, and more that serve to teach the public specifically about the environmental issues covered by NPDES and SWR initiatives. Partnering with our friendly animal ambassadors, AMNP staff is able to draw a large number of visitors to visit the tent/table at City festivals.
Evergreen School Program
Thanks to the City of Johns Creek, AMNP is able to fulfill requests for up to one inquiry per month from schools or libraries that are located within the City of Johns Creek at zero cost for the institution that serves teachers and/or children or students. Programs include Science Days, STEM night displays, open houses, field trips, and more. AMNP will also incorporate environmental education into other on-demand programs that teach students in Johns Creek including Scout badges, home school classes, and preschool programs. AMNP will also plan and offer one workshop per year for teachers from Johns Creek City Schools to give guidance and answer questions about advancing the teaching of environmental education with their students free of charge to the teachers. Potential topics are Citizen Science Projects, Adopt a Stream in Schools, Getting Little Feet Wet, Project Wet, and others. AMNP will also coordinate at least one quarterly environmentally-themed group volunteer day that would allow school groups, corporate volunteer groups, Scout groups, or other volunteer organizations to perform volunteer work in the Nature Preserve that further serves to educate those who participate in the importance of conservation of the land and watershed that is affected by the cleanup work performed.
For more information about these programs please email email@example.com.