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Native Fish Stream Walk

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Native Fish Stream Walk – Come out and learn what lives in our
urban waterways and backyards!

Proctor Creek is an urban stream that starts in downtown Atlanta and flows into the Chattahoochee River near I-285. The habitat in this stream has been impacted by runoff and poor water quality.
Despite this, Proctor is an example of resilience and natural adaptation – it is a vital wildlife corridor and the aquatic home to a diverse mix of fish species. In fact, aquatic biodiversity is something the Southeast is known for – Georgia ranks third in the U.S. for fish diversity.
Join us for a special stream survey in Proctor Creek near Grove Park with Michael Wolfe of the North American Native Fishes Association (NANFA). Michael is a local expert on native fishes of Georgia and is the president of the Georgia chapter of NANFA. He will be leading us on an adventure to see what kinds of fish we can find.

Michael will share fascinating details about these finned creatures and why they live in certain parts of the stream. You can join in and help with the seining by getting in the stream, or stand on the banks and watch the seining and look at the fish – we’ll briefly put them in photo boxes or an aquarium so you’ll have a chance to look at them and take pictures before returning them safely to the stream. Rest assured that no fish will be harmed!

What to bring/wear: boots for wading in a stream, water shoes, or tennis shoesyou don’t mind getting wet (if you want to try seining). Wear appropriate clothing for being outdoors and walking on a trail. We will be walking up the stream and stopping at a few locations. Total walking will be about 1 mile or less.

To register (RSVP) click HERE – details and directions sent to registered participants. A donation of $15 or more helps support our programs.

Details

Date:
June 22
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm