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Lionel Hampton-Beecher Hills Stewardship Walk

August 30 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Eco-A partners with James Tyler and Friends of Lionel Hampton-Beecher Hills Nature Preserve for a Stewardship naturalist education & volunteer work session.

Note: Participation in this Stewardship session counts as credit toward completion of our new on-line Eco-Literacy course.

We’ll begin with an urban forest orientation to the unusually high value of this large nature preserve, followed by a training and work session on how to recognize and remove invasive species. The walk will feature how to “read” the history, health, and value of the forest by recognizing the native trees, plants, and signs of wildlife presence.

The session will conclude with a work session alongside neighbors and friends (6 feet apart!) as we work together to recognize certain invasive species and remove them before they have a chance to get started. This is the most cost-effective way to keep the park healthy and restore native biodiversity. These skills can be applied to any forest or woodland area in our region – maybe even your backyard.

Plan for about a 1.5-2 mile walk on narrow natural trails, with a few moderate hills. We may go a little off trail in some places.

Please bring a face mask, water, and wear closed-toed shoes. Work gloves are recommended, and due to covid-19 precautions we are currently not re-using gloves, but we’ll have extra pairs of brand new gloves available for $5 which you can take home with you. (You will not have to wear your mask fully if you are working more than 10 feet away from other folks.) 

To register (RSVP) click HERE  – Details and directions sent to registered participants (limit 10)

A donation of $15 or more helps sustain our programs.

More about James Tyler:

James Tyler is Co-Chair of the Friends of Cascade Springs Nature Preserve, is a naturalist-in-the-making, an avid bicyclist and Advisory Board Member of Eco-A. He is active in Southwest Atlanta Parks that, as he says, “quietly provide life giving and life sustaining tree canopy that moderates our City’s climate. These forests exude psychological and health benefits to the surrounding neighborhood residents yet are often taken for granted.”


August 30
9:30 am - 12:00 pm