Adopt-a-Stream Workshops

Thanks to the generosity of the City of Johns Creek Autrey Mill is pleased to offer the following programs to our community. If you are a Fulton County resident and are interested in monitoring water quality in your neighborhood for the GA Adopt a Stream program, please contact the Fulton County PEO team at 404-612-7400 for information on supplies and training available for these opportunities.

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Macroinvertebrate Monitoring Workshop 

Sunday, February 28th & Saturday, March 6th

The Macroinvertebrate  Monitoring Workshop is training on stream sampling and monitoring. The majority of the program will be hosted via zoom Sunday, February 28th from 2 PM – 5 PM. Attendance at the live zoom, the call is not required to register for the class but is strongly encouraged in order to ask questions. Fulton County staff will host this presentation live and will record the session to send to participants who are unable to join the workshop during this time.  We will cover information on the Adopt a Stream program, safety measures, sampling protocols based on habitat and stream type, and macroinvertebrate identification.

Saturday, March 6th, 2021 10 AM – 12 PM at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve, registered participants will meet in-person to view preserved macroinvertebrates specimens, complete test, and macroinvertebrate ID, as well as field sampling protocols. After the training and assessment, you will be certified by the Georgia Adopt-a-Stream program for macroinvertebrate monitoring.

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.

The cost for this event is covered by the City of Johns Creek Environmental initiative.  The $5 fee you paid to register served to hold your spot in the class.  Autrey Mill is happy to refund that deposit.

-This class will be held rain or shine. Participants will be notified if field conditions become unsafe and need to be rescheduled.

-Expect to wear a mask and to be outside

Click here to Register


Johns Creek Clean-Up and Crawl 2021 Date Coming Soon

Johns Creek Clean up and Crawl! 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, and gather litter.

2019’s Successful Creek Crawl cumulated in over 150lbs of debris being collected out of Johns Creek by residents and volunteers!


Bacterial Monitoring Workshop Dates coming soon

A hands-on training workshop in 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.


Chemical Monitoring Workshop Dates coming soon

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.