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BioDiversity and Urban Resiliency

March 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Eco-A leads an intriguing breakout-session and panel discussion at the Park Pride Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference, 2018, on how the health and resiliency of nature — bio-diversity — is similar to the social diversity that creates healthy and resilient social systems and cities.

Few realize the southeastern US is the most bio-diverse region in the US, and holds more diversity of several types of species than almost any region on our planet.

Eco-A’s Kathryn Kolb introduces the discussion, with expert panelists:

Quentin Bass, Archaeologist and Ecologist with the US Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest

Mark Mandica, Executive Director of The Amphibian Foundation

Nikki Belmonte, Executive Director of the Atlanta Audubon Society

With sustainability practices in place, Atlanta has the potential to retain and restore more bio-diversity in its urban forest than perhaps any other city in the US.

Atlanta’s Park Pride handles registration for this event — for more information and to register click here: Park Pride Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference, 2018

BioDiversity Nature Walks

We’re also hosting two special bio-diversity walks in association with our presentation at the Park Pride Conference:

March 25, Clyde-Shepherd Nature Preserve, DeKalb County with Mark Mandica, Nikki Belmonte and Kathryn Kolb (registration through Park Pride, above link)

April 15, Utoy Creek West Atlanta greenspace, with renowned Georgia Botanist Linda Chafin and Kathryn Kolb (registration through Eco-A, click here)


March 26, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm