Chattahoochee River Center holds Earth Day celebration April 19

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Everyone is invited to celebrate Earth Day by joining National Park Service naturalist Jerry Hightower from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 19, for a campfire, guided night hikes and a beautiful spring evening under the stars.

Naturalist Greg Greer of “Mr. Greg’s Reptile Roadshow” will also host a demonstration of the exciting world of reptiles with live reptiles up close and personal.

This is a chance to learn more about amphibians and reptiles of the Chattahoochee River Watershed and their importance to the Earth we all share.

Other evening activities include live frogs on the lower deck, a campfire with marshmallows to roast, crafts, a walk by River Glen pond listening for the crickets and frog chorus and night hikes with flashlights.

Participants will learn what they can do on Earth Day and every day to protect the Chattahoochee River and the planet. Everyone will receive a complimentary Chattahoochee River Naturalist Journal with wildlife lists and paw prints.

This event includes easy level walking on a forest trail. Appropriate dress for the weather and comfortable shoes are recommended. A flashlight and a light jacket for the evening program are a good idea.

This program will be held at the Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center, 8615 Barnwell Road, Johns Creek.

Participants for all events should meet at the center’s lodge. For directions, see www.nps.gov/chat.

This event is free to the public, but registration is required. Call 678-538-1200 to make reservations.

This event is also part of the Johns Creek Community Wildlife Habitat Project. Johns Creek is the 60th community in the U.S. to be certified as National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat. For more information on the Johns Creek Community Wildlife Habitat program or to certify a backyard, please visit www.johnscreekwildlifehabitat.org.

WHEN: Saturday, April 19, 7-10 p.m.

ADMISSION: Event is FREE; reservations required at 678-538-1200

WHAT: Campfire event, live reptile program, night hikes

WHERE: Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center, 8615 Barnwell Road, Johns Creek

HOSTS: National Park Service and Johns Creek Community Wildlife Habitat Project

JC 04-17-14